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Do’s and don’ts of charge-off debts

Do’s and don’ts of charge-off debts

With 19 of the nation’s banks annually selling $37 billion in charged-off debts, the absence of clear guidelines for banks and debt collectors has led to many consumers facing lawsuits, harassing telephone calls and threats over debts that they may not even owe. Even worse, debt collectors have coerced or sued the wrong people, overstated […]

Students of color now match  White school enrollment

Students of color now match White school enrollment

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As the nation’s families head back to school, they may notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of White students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

The Art of Barbecuing

The Art of Barbecuing

From Family Features Americans love barbecuing. There’s something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard. In fact, nearly six out of 10 Americans plan to grill more than 15 times this summer, according to a survey conducted by Bank […]

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The $17.6 million Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project is well under way as commuters in each direction make their way along the rocky thoroughfare. Soon the patchwork, obscure sidewalks and potholes will be a thing of the past. Cranes, excavators and dump trucks are a typical sight as contractors and […]

B-CU students join global protest

B-CU students join global protest

In a video appeal, young adults implore: Stop. Don’t shoot. We are Bethune women and  Cookman men and we have dreams.” BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Across the nation, throngs of college students have joined a #DontShoot campaign posing with each other, hands in the air – as witnesses say the hands of Michael […]

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

Campbell Street Elementary teacher and  student reflect on experience at all-Black school BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Geneva Loper has only good things to say about the students she and her colleagues taught at Campbell Street Elementary during the 1960s. “We had some very smart kids who have gone on to have great careers,” […]

Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

BY JAMES A DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Sunday, Aug. 10, Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach and the entire Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats football team worshipped together at the church’s annual Deacon-Deaconess Day. Mt. Carmel is led by Pastor Jeffrey D. Robinson Sr. a B-CU graduate, who has been the pastor […]

Recent B-CU grad to teach free dance classes at local centers

Recent B-CU grad to teach free dance classes at local centers

Since her freshmen year at Bethune-Cookman University, Chaleak Grier has been preparing herself to one day teach the art of dance to children in the Daytona Beach area. On the day of her graduation in May, Grier, who is from Jacksonville, received a phone call from City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services notifying her that […]

Briefs

Briefs

CareerSource Flagler Volusia seeking long-term unemployed for new program In an effort to connect businesses with local unemployed talent, CarrerSource Flagler Volusia is offering a new program called Paid Work Experience. This program will provide up to four months of wages to qualified jobseekers working at local businesses. CareerSource Flagler Volusia will screen and select […]

Getting ready for school

Getting ready for school

Parents and students line up to receive school supplies on Aug. 16 at Daisy Stocking Park during the City of Daytona Beach’s final Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway stop.  (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)