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Africans should bring specific agenda to U.S.

Africans should bring specific agenda to U.S.

President Barack Obama has invited 47 African Heads of State to come to Washington August 5-6 a summit around U.S. – Africa Trade. He invited leaders from across the African continent with the aim of strengthening ties with one of the world’s fastest growing regions.  The summit is also a direct follow-up on the president’s […]

How economy impacts young college grads

How economy impacts young college grads

Blacks with degrees have harder time finding employment than Whites, new report shows BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated Whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The report titled “The Class of 2014: The […]

Military tightens up on recruiting process

Military tightens up on recruiting process

BY RICK MONTGOMERY KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Army Sgt. 1st Class Terrence Hoard must reach potential recruits early to set them straight. They think anybody can enlist. Many see the military as a last resort in a tough job market — but always an option, the youth assume. Truth is, the Class […]

Dad of tennis stars writes about life, race and reality

Dad of tennis stars writes about life, race and reality

Richard Williams shares experiences in ‘Black and White’ BY SAEED SHABAZZ NNPA NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK – Richard Williams, best known as the father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, has written his first book. It isn’t about how to play tennis. “There are enough books out about tennis — tired of teaching tennis, […]

President crashes little league game

President crashes little league game

EURWEB.COM President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington’s Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for their big Little League game. Stepping onto the field in a tie but no jacket, Obama shook hands with the players and posed for photos with each team. “What’s going on people? How’s […]

Alleged ‘johns’ targeted in local prostitution sweep

Alleged ‘johns’ targeted in local prostitution sweep

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fourteen men were arrested last weekend in what the Daytona Beach Police Department called “a reverse prostitution” operation. It was termed “reverse” because instead of going after the prostitutes, the officers targeted the customers they serve, popularly known as “johns.” The sting follows an operation held three days prior […]

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 350 Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are now the proud owners of a new bachelor or master’s degrees, including three honorary degrees given to Joe Petrock (Doctor of Laws), and Larry C. Little and Dr. J. Stanley Marshall (Doctor of Humane Letters). “We are proud of our graduates. Let’s […]

Daytona State commencement ceremonies held May 13

Daytona State commencement ceremonies held May 13

Thousands take next step forward SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES More than 3,100 students – with more than half earning honors or high honors – joined the ranks of Daytona State College alumni during its 54th commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, May 13, at the Ocean Center. Commencement took place in two parts, with ceremonies for associate […]

Miss Jabberwock 2014: Lights, camera, action

Miss Jabberwock 2014: Lights, camera, action

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Janiyah Brene’ Giddens won the title of Miss Jabberwock 2014 on April 26 at the Mainland Arts Performance Center. The annual event began as a variety show consisting of cultural expression and talent including music, skits, and dance. “Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta […]

Russian exchange student brings joy to Palm Coast family

Russian exchange student brings joy to Palm Coast family

When that “bundle of joy” arrives, the agony dissipates. Tenderness from both parents kicks in. But, in this case, something they thought would take four weeks turned out to be nine months. “It’s like giving birth. We’ve had her for nine months,” said Sybil Dodson Lucas, while shifting gears to an ad at the library, […]