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Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES You may want to give your bills the onceover while Daytona Beach police officers identify and apprehend two men who passed off counterfeit currency as authentic at the CVS Pharmacy on LPGA Boulevard. The two men exchanged the money for merchandise on June 20. Video surveillance may make it […]

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Forty students from schools throughout Central Florida became junior cyber sleuths June 23-26, participating in a virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges at Daytona State College’s second annual summer cyber camp. The students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, were introduced to beginner and intermediate computer […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax hosting free wellness forums for women Halifax Health Medical Center physicians will host interactive health forums covering topics important to women of all ages on July 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at the France Tower Mezzanine, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Topics include incontinence, menopause, weight loss and bariatrics and cardiovascular health. […]

‘Success: You can get it if you want it,’ judge tells girls

‘Success: You can get it if you want it,’ judge tells girls

This news piece speaks of success as the acclaim we all can seek to have. “Success: You Can Get It If You Want It, If You Work For It” targeted Judge Shirley A. Green’s keynote address with a backdrop ending the year for the African-American Mentoring Program For Girls (AAMP-Girls). It sustained interest in Judge […]

Daytona State schedules ‘get it done’ registration day

Daytona State schedules ‘get it done’ registration day

New and returning students can “get it done” – sign up for classes, financial aid, etc. – in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, July 19. Registration for fall semester is as simple as stopping by the Daytona Beach Campus for Enrollment Day to complete everything from admission to registration and have a […]

Expressing their independence

Expressing their independence

The Daytona Destiny Drum Line does its thing at the Fourth of July parade in Daytona Beach. Members of the Tin Lizz Unit of the Bahia Shriners also revved up the parade held on Independence Day. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular. Although people of color comprised 45 percent of […]

Debt settlement programs misleading

Debt settlement programs misleading

oweYou’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed can sound really appealing. In reality, however, consumers mired in debt may […]

SCOTUS seeks to gut labor unions

SCOTUS seeks to gut labor unions

The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris v Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf. The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justified this decision purportedly on the basis […]

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled that a federal law guaranteeing “religious […]