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City hires teens for summer recreation program

City hires teens for summer recreation program

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thirty local teens will be working full time this summer thanks to a student work program offered by the City of Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry recently announced that 30 youth, ages, 15-18, were accepted into the eight-week program. “As an educator, I am happy to announce […]

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family — a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms […]

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer — and with a better quality of life — than ever before. Getting tested is the first step […]

99-year-old to be honored at July 3 luncheon

99-year-old to be honored at July 3 luncheon

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these. – Dr. George Washington Carver, 1864-1943, scientist, botanist, educator, inventor The ethics of esteeming […]

Sorority to present eight debutantes at biennial event

Sorority to present eight debutantes at biennial event

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, will present eight young women to society at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala. The event will be 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, June 21, at the Shores Resort and Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. The eight young ladies are:  Bri’elle Black, a […]

Community News

Community News

Human Services to host public meeting June 23 Volusia County’s Human Services office will host a public meeting to provide information about services provided, identify gaps in service, and elect a community representative and alternate to serve on the Human Services Advisory Board. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, in the […]

South Daytona to host Business Scavenger Hunt

South Daytona to host Business Scavenger Hunt

Area residents can go “hunting” for a chance to win prizes and help local businesses. The City of South Daytona and the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host an inaugural U.S. 1 Business Scavenger Hunt, June 24 through 28. The rules are simple and it could mean a chance to win a gift […]

More relief for those with student loans

More relief for those with student loans

With outstanding student loans totaling more than $1trillion and still counting, the White House and Congress have proposed measures to ease the financial burden now borne by 25 million borrowers. At the White House on June 9, President Obama endorsed Senate and House bills that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their loans into […]

How much are you worth?

How much are you worth?

In a 2010 report titled, “Lifting as we Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future,” posted by Insight – Center for community and Economic Development, a startling and unbelievable statistic was cited.  Written by Mariko Chang, with the help of Meizhu Lui, Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, the report stated […]

Harry Belafonte: An international treasure

Harry Belafonte: An international treasure

The long protracted struggle of African-Americans for freedom, justice and equality is recognized as a vital and important part of the global struggle for human dignity and freedom. There are no freedom movements without the contributions, sacrifices and commitments of freedom fighters. For more than seven decades, Harry Belafonte continues to stand tall among social […]