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Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Volusia County residents don’t have to do it alone. The Florida Department of Health and the Tobacco Free Florida program have free, proven-effective resources that can […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia council to consider beach ordinance The Volusia County Council will consider a proposed ordinance change to increase beach vehicular access fees at 9:05 a.m. at its Jan. 22 meeting in the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members discussed the issue during its Jan. 8 meeting and instructed staff to […]

The ‘real’ dream speech

The ‘real’ dream speech

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! A suggestion for these days of special attention to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Whenever […]

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges?

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges?

Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the Secretary of Education or the president’s closest advisers attended an […]

A question of 21 times

A question of 21 times

I find it very unsettling to hear police officers discuss how they believe that #BlackLivesMatter protesters and certain politicians, e.g., NYC Mayor de Blasio, are either unsympathetic to their plight or, worse, provoking violence. Ever since the murder of two NYC police officers there has been a concerted effort to shift the entire focus of […]

The NAACP is irrelevant

The NAACP is irrelevant

“Whoever loves money never has enough.” – Ecclesiastes 5:10 I would offer that verse from the wisest man in history to our national NAACP president and board. They sent me at least five letters in December asking for money to help meet a $100,000 goal. Are they that strapped for money? After all, when Ben […]

How do you help a baby learn? Word by word

How do you help a baby learn? Word by word

BY SARA NEUFELD THE HECHINGER REPORT (TNS) On the third-floor hospital maternity ward at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Bionka Burkhalter had just given birth to her first child, a 7-pound, 4-ounce boy named Josiah. There was a knock on the door, and two women asked to give a presentation on how to build […]

B-CU’s young track stars  shine at North Carolina meet

B-CU’s young track stars shine at North Carolina meet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Jan. 10 was a big day for Bethune-Cookman’s track and field underclass women at the Joe Hilton Open on the campus of the University of North Carolina, securing three of B-CU’s eight first-place finishes as the Wildcats logged eight (five women, three men) additional Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships qualifying marks […]

Wildcats to celebrate football team at Jan. 17 banquet

Wildcats to celebrate football team at Jan. 17 banquet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman Football will hold its end of the season banquet Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village Hotel. The event will honor the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Wildcats. The night starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., held on the second floor of the Hilton just […]

Racing legends parade, fun run set for Feb. 14

Racing legends parade, fun run set for Feb. 14

In addition to the roar at the race track, race fans can marvel at some of the legends of racing during the fourth annual Historic Racing Legends Beach/Road Course Parade at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in Ponce Inlet. Spectators should park at the Toronita parking lot on S. Atlantic Avenue. Votran will provide free shuttle […]