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Not everyone has fair chance at success


Not everyone has fair chance at success


In a “One Big Tent America,” everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed.
We shouldn’t trade in the legacy of the “New Deal” and “Fair Deal” for a Raw Deal. It follows from the Declaration of Independence that declared that “all men are created equal,” expanded over time to include all men and women. It follows […]

Pass the Voter Empowerment Act



Pass the Voter Empowerment Act



Thanks to rising citizen outrage and efforts like the National Urban League’s “Occupy the Vote” campaign, the voter suppression movement is facing mounting resistance. As we reported several weeks ago, voter suppression laws in Florida designed to purge voter rolls and make it more difficult to register voters, have now been challenged by the Justice […]

Silence wasn’t golden at ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ march

Silence wasn’t golden at ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ march

This month’s march against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous Stop-and-Frisk policies, which have humiliated millions of Black and Brown New Yorkers over the past decade and spread like a racist virus to cities across the country, was “silent” by design. NAACP executive director Ben Jealous, one of the principal organizers, maintains that the […]

Tims to sign books at magazine launch party

Tims to sign books at magazine launch party

Pastor Riva Tims – ex-wife of the late mega-church pastor, Zachery Tims – understands first-hand the depth of pain experienced by those suffering through the process of betrayal, separation and divorce. Add to that the difficulty of suffering in the public eye, then add to that the trauma of sudden, debilitating grief, and you have […]

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Teens from across Northeast Florida came together on June 19 to recognize Daytona International Speedway for making the speedway’s grandstands smoke-free. The teens from 21 surrounding counties are part of Students Working against Tobacco (SWAT). They also challenged other sporting and entertainment venues in the state to follow the example […]

Students can learn about water safety at Daytona State camps

Students can learn about water safety at Daytona State camps

Daytona State College will host two water-skills camps in July. Junior Lifeguarding Camp is scheduled July 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants ages 11-14 will learn water safety and rescue skills, basic first aid and CPR for infants, children and adults. Aspects of pool, water park and ocean lifeguarding also will be covered. The camp includes […]

Volusia County to show off anti-mosquito arsenal

Volusia County to show off anti-mosquito arsenal

Volusia County’s Mosquito Control Division will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 to show off its mosquito-fighting equipment at 801 South St., New Smyrna Beach. Staff members will offer guided tours and tips on mosquito-proofing your home and protecting your skin. Participants will get a close-up view of the […]

Weekend of support for foster parents

Weekend of support for foster parents

Conference to draw thousands statewide to Daytona June 22-24 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Showing support to foster parents is the main priority of the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Annual Conference, which takes place in Daytona Beach this weekend. John Harrell, spokesman for the Northeast Region of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) […]

Daytona urges stores to stop selling flavored tobacco

Daytona urges stores to stop selling flavored tobacco

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners voted on a resolution this month urging retailers to stop the sale and marketing of flavored tobacco products within city limits. Susan Cerbone, Daytona Beach public information officer, said one of the reasons the commissioners supported the resolution is because “tobacco use is the number one cause […]

Deltas ‘Remembering the Times’ at June 30 Jabberwork

Deltas ‘Remembering the Times’ at June 30 Jabberwork

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A musical variety show consisting of music, song and dance will take place during this year’s Jabberwock 2012. The theme for the event sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, is “Remembering the Times.” Jabbberwock 2012 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 30, at […]