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Petty critical of Patrick’s driving ability

Petty critical of Patrick’s driving ability

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race “if everybody else stayed home.” The seven-time champion made the comment during a Sunday appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto, according to the website wheels.ca. Petty also said Patrick only […]

Hearts, flowers, chocolates and credit scores for Valentine’s Day?

Hearts, flowers, chocolates and credit scores for Valentine’s Day?

Some information for consumers to ponder about money and romance BY CLAUDIA BUCK SACRAMENTO BEE/MCT Valentine’s Day is all about hearts, flowers, chocolate, maybe some bling. What it’s typically not about: credit cards, credit scores and anything as crass as cash. Except lately. Whether it’s because recession-rattled consumers are still focused on their bottom lines […]

Sale of surplus city property still available

Sale of surplus city property still available

Over 50 business, residential and mixed used lots up for grabs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach will conclude the receipt of proposals by persons interested in the purchase of surplus land owned by the city or its Community Redevelopment Agency on February 17, at 2 p.m. The 53 properties, […]

Legacy continues for descendants of Freemanville

Legacy continues for descendants of Freemanville

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Each year, the City of Port Orange honors its African-American heritage, and hosts a ceremony in partnership with Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and the Port Orange Historical Trust. This year’s 11th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony takes place on Feb. 11 at Mt. Moriah, 941 N. Orange Ave. The program begins at 4 […]

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7.  Initially observed in 1999, the 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The day has been set aside by activists as an awareness campaign for the Black community, which has historically shown a higher percentage of HIV/AIDS […]

Music, entertainment, heritage in New Smyrna

Music, entertainment, heritage in New Smyrna

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum will celebrate and sponsor its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival Feb. 7-9 in New Smyrna Beach. There will be music and entertainment throughout the weekend with gospel music and singing featured on Sunday. Multi-cultural food will be sold along with arts and […]

National Urban League to hold convention in S. Florida

National Urban League to hold convention in S. Florida

BY CHARLES MOSELEY NNPA NEWS SERVICE FORT LAUDERDALE – In today’s highly volatile socio-economic political climate, it is rare that you find elected officials, civil rights leaders, and the top heads from the business community in agreement on virtually anything. Recently, however, the stars appeared to align as all of the aforementioned entities joined forces […]

Coming soon: The Youth Black History Reality Show

Coming soon: The Youth Black History Reality Show

Lighting up the stage and shedding light, the Youth Black History Reality Show provides rich history and contributions to the world from a contingency of African-American achievers. Youth from local churches, sororities and the community as well will adapt scenarios featuring such standouts as Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Maya Angelou, James Weldon Johnson, Osceola McCarty, Gordon […]

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day

Students, both returning and first-time-in-college, will find a clear path to applying for federal tuition assistance during a free statewide event known as College Goal (Saturday) Sunday or CGS!Florida, part of the national CGS project. On Saturday, March 1, Daytona State College will host the only local CGS event, from noon to 4 p.m. on […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax Health to present inaugural marathon On March 29, Halifax Health will present the inaugural Live Your Life Well Tomoka Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K in partnership with Final Mile Race Management and the Ormond Beach Mayor’s Health and Fitness Challenge. “Halifax Health is pleased to announce this inaugural event.  We think it fits perfectly […]