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PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS Florida Gov. Rick Scott is slated to sign a bill that legalizes a limited strain of medical marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web” after the bill’s passage in both the Senate and the House. Additionally, a Quinnipiac University poll released in November says that 82 percent of Florida voters support legalizing […]

Henrys  vote against red-light cameras; rest decides otherwise

Henrys vote against red-light cameras; rest decides otherwise

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES At last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting, both Mayor Derrick Henry and his brother, Commissioner Patrick Henry, voted against keeping and funding the 18 red-light cameras stationed throughout the city. Commissioners Paula Reed, Pam Woods, Kelly White, Rob Gilliland and Carl Lentz IV were in agreement to keep […]

Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to include females

Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to include females

BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SRVICE WASHINGTON – More than 200 African-American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised and disappointed” that the president had sought […]

Good music at the Bandshell

Good music at the Bandshell

Last week, the funk, R&B and smooth grooves of The Love Band were part of the annual free concert series at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. Performances from various bands are held every Saturday evening though Aug. 9. Bands giving tribute to the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffett are part of the lineup. Vendors and chair […]

Supreme Court won’t hear local public input case

Supreme Court won’t hear local public input case

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to take up a case that focused on questions about the public’s right to participate in government meetings. Justices issued a brief order saying they would not hear an appeal from Volusia County resident Barbara Herrin and a group called the Edgewater Citizens Alliance […]

Youth summit reaches kids in three counties

Youth summit reaches kids in three counties

More often we hear negativity surrounding young people and about others having achieved success but failing to give back to make their resources available in the community. But in the following scenario, the path is clear in that achievers’ resources of giving back while helping students, created the nexus of education with the enrollment of […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Daytona State to offer free cyber-forensics workshop June 5-7 Daytona State College will host a free cyber-forensics workshop for cyber-security professionals June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd. in Daytona Beach. This introductory workshop will include theory and practice, as well as hands-on exercises using free […]

Don’t mess with Magic:  A man too busy to hate

Don’t mess with Magic:  A man too busy to hate

“My whole life is dedicated to urban America.”  – NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Every time ostracized Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling opens his mouth, he reveals how deeply out of touch and stuck in the past he is when it comes to the issue of race.  He also appears to have […]

Booze marketer Puff Daddy satisfies Howard’s high standards

Booze marketer Puff Daddy satisfies Howard’s high standards

Next year if your resume includes pushing alcohol to youth, writing female-bashing, profanity-laden lyrics, dropping out of college and being indicted on gun charges or worse, take heart. If you have enough big bucks, you too could end up making a college commencement address and receiving an honorary doctorate. Didn’t Diddy do it? Howard University, […]

Brown v. Board was about a lot more than schools

Brown v. Board was about a lot more than schools

The Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education 60 years ago began when Oliver L. Brown, a welder, went to court because his daughter Linda could not attend Sumner Elementary School in Topeka, Kan., seven blocks from her home. The Supreme Court ruled definitively that “separate but equal” has no place in the […]