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FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

Retirement celebration held for outgoing president A man attending a retirement celebration for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed signs a photo memorial during the April 19 event at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton. More than 200 people gathered at the celebration for Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University. Reed is scheduled to leave B-CU on May 13, […]

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has been limited to what he can say to the media by City Manager Jim Chisholm. The order came after Chitwood was quoted in the Daytona Beach News Journal for chastising Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack for an appointment she made to the […]

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Ida Wright, a candidate for Volusia County School Board District 2, held a campaign kick off on March 30 at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Palatka, about 80 Volusia County residents attended the event, which included a brief speech by Wright. […]

A 70th birthday, then a marriage

A 70th birthday, then a marriage

Charlotte Walls and William Prince celebrated Charlotte’s 70th birthday in January 2010. She and her gentleman caller gathered among guests for a spectacular party, which took place at the African-American Cultural Society. The evening was unforgettable, especially since Charlotte looked so much younger than 70 and exemplified the phrase that “70 is the new 50.” […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Mentor orientation scheduled May 15 Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. The next orientation class will be held May 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community Partnership for Children, 160 North Beach St. To register, contact Susan Hiltz at 386-547-2293 or via e-mail at Susan.Hiltz@cbcvf.org. Webster […]

Sorority to host financial planning workshop

Sorority to host financial planning workshop

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, will present a free financial empowerment program at 10 a.m. April 28 at City Island Library. The household median wealth of the single Black woman is $100, for single Hispanic women the amount is $120, and for single White women the amount is $41,500, according to […]

Congress wants to cut what works

Congress wants to cut what works

Despite urgent pleas from a broad spectrum of faith leaders and advocates for the poor, the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee voted to protect all the agricultural farm subsidies which primarily benefit the most well-to-do farms and to cut billions of dollars of benefits from programs that feed poor children and their families. The draconian […]

Black women don’t have the luxury of staying home

Black women don’t have the luxury of staying home

When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” Romney behaved as if she had just hit the lottery. She smugly made the media rounds talking about how hard it was for her to raise her five sons. And she’s right.  Stay-at-home moms work extremely hard to […]

The untold story of progress in the Congo

The untold story of progress in the Congo

What is the real motive of some of the so-called human rights and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that consistently propagate a negative image about Africa and about African people? I am in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) once again on a mission of initiating a local “Sustainable Job Creation Program” related to the mining […]

US Bank, Wells Fargo accused of housing discrimination

US Bank, Wells Fargo accused of housing discrimination

Two of the nation’s largest banks, Wells Fargo and US Bank, are accused of seriously violating the landmark federal Fair Housing Act law – and not for the first time. Following an undercover investigation of foreclosed single-family homes in eight metropolitan areas, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) filed two discrimination complaints with the Department of […]