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SportsData seals data services deal with NASCAR

SportsData seals data services deal with NASCAR

BY ADAM BELZ STAR TRIBUNE (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — SportsData, a Minneapolis firm that collects and sells sports statistics, on Monday announced a new deal to handle real-time race data for NASCAR. The company will tap into NASCAR’s system of sensors and become the motor-sports governing body’s official stats provider. “We get the data directly from […]

Ocean Center showcases Stock Car Hall of Fame exhibit

Ocean Center showcases Stock Car Hall of Fame exhibit

The Ocean Center is installing a Stock Car Hall of Fame exhibit and hosting an annual dinner honoring the recipients. The exhibit includes photos and plaques of 58 inductees, who are honored each year at the Stock Car Hall of Fame dinner. The dinner is Feb. 17 at the Ocean Center. This year’s inductee is […]

What it means to be a child of rape

What it means to be a child of rape

Daughter of assault shares her feelings of inadequacy, guilt Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on rape written by Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA.) BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent […]

Life as a Black kid during segregated Daytona

Life as a Black kid during segregated Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]

Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public safety, city projects and quality-of-life improvements were among the issues discussed at the inaugural ‘State of the City’ address delivered by Mayor Derrick Henry on Jan. 30. Daytona Beach citizens overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the city’s charter last November, which requires the city’s mayor to provide the […]

A look at Flagler’s ‘State of Black Education’

A look at Flagler’s ‘State of Black Education’

Nearly 140 attendees, including Flagler County School Board member Janet McDonald, other school officials and teachers, took a good look at the “State of Black Education” at the African American Cultural Society, dialogued by Dr. Amir Whitaker, Esq., at a recent Flagler NAACP meeting. Whitaker represents Flagler’s Black Students for the Southern Poverty Law Center […]

Community News

Community News

Spoken word artist to perform at library this month DeLand-based poet and spoken word artist Kevin “NoirJente” Campbell will read from his collective works, expressing his thoughts on the human condition, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Campbell, an abolitionist and member […]

Volusia residents urged to get vaccinated against measles

Volusia residents urged to get vaccinated against measles

COMPILED BY TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed to measles cases across the state. In the past two weeks, four cases of measles have been identified and reported among travelers with unknown or no measles vaccinations who visited […]

Financial shackles still in place

Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that previous generations of Blacks have trod in the continuing quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and 1965’s voting rights legislation, […]