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Secret shoppers fall for scam

Secret shoppers fall for scam

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert after two local residents recently discovered they had been scammed with offers to complete mystery shopping jobs. Between them, the victims were taken by a variation of the fake check scam for more than $2,000. It seemed like a great job […]

Deltas honor longtime member Loretta Wright at Hats Off luncheon

Deltas honor longtime member Loretta Wright at Hats Off luncheon

FROM STAFF REPORTS The ladies of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., held their annual Hats on luncheon June 7 honoring senior citizens for their contributions to the community. Hats were on for Delta Dear Loretta Osgood Wright, who served for many years as chairperson of the luncheon following former […]

Fatal crash at Daytona International Airport

Fatal crash at Daytona International Airport

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A student and pilot instructor died in a plane crash at the Daytona Beach International Airport on Tuesday night less than two hours after another small plane crashed in Merritt Island in an unrelated incident, killing two people on board that aircraft. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office identified the two […]

Ormond residents running for House District 25 seat

Ormond residents running for House District 25 seat

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Oviedo Republican Kathryn Townsend filed paperwork Monday to challenge incumbent Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, in House District 28, according to the state Division of Elections website. Brodeur had raised nearly $180,000 through May as he seeks a third term in the Seminole County district. Also running in House District 28 is […]

Community to recognize Campbell Elementary staff

Community to recognize Campbell Elementary staff

Former students and supporters of Campbell Elementary School will hold a program on August 26 celebrating the school and its administration, faculty and staff. Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith is the lead organizer. The program committee asks for community help in locating Campbell Elementary pictures and memorabilia to be featured at the event. Anyone who is a […]

‘Resurrection of Alice’ focuses on arranged marriages

‘Resurrection of Alice’ focuses on arranged marriages

Melinda Morais cranks up the volume involving a play about young, Black girls ending up in arranged marriages to older men, a once-common practice through the mid-1900s, which is still continuing in America today. Morais, corresponding secretary of the African American Cultural Society, brings performances to the stage in her own right, as well as […]

Daytona Beach chosen for new women’s empowerment conference

Daytona Beach chosen for new women’s empowerment conference

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Othal Partners, LLC has announced a multicultural conference and expo for women, the Opal Network Alliance (ONA). It is slated for Friday, Sept. 19 at the Ocean Center. With a growing board of advisors, which comprises multiple cultural experts with international experience, ONA is poised to become the preeminent resource for […]

Are Republicans serious about courting Blacks?

Are Republicans serious about courting Blacks?

The biggest complaint I get from Black journalists when it comes to Republican officeholders and Party leaders is that they can’t get their calls returned. I used to think this was because of the reporters’ race or that some represented small, Black media outlets. Over the years, I have spent many hours reflecting on this […]

Celebrating Black fathers

Celebrating Black fathers

As we approach Fathers’ Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those Black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities. Too often when the issue of Black men is raised, it is done from […]

Climate change:  The ‘distant future’ is here

Climate change: The ‘distant future’ is here

One of the classic commercials of the 1970s, when technological advances in food processing made it possible to enhance the flavor of margarine, posed an actress as Mother Nature about to ecstatically praise the taste of what she thought was her creation: “My delicious butter.” But then she’s informed by the voice-over that it’s actually […]