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No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over the next year, the Florida Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) program will be changing the way WIC foods are issued to clients from paper checks to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system. The rollout of the new system is scheduled for Monday, March 3 in Volusia County. “The […]

Bill calling for pilot  program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

Bill calling for pilot program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted […]

DAYTONA BRIEFS

DAYTONA BRIEFS

Health Department opens vital statistics office in DeLand The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is opening an additional Vital Statistics office at 121 W. Rich Ave in DeLand on March 3.  The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. “We are excited about this opportunity to serve clients on the west side […]

Attorney to address elder law at library

Attorney to address elder law at library

Michael Pyle will discuss elder law during a free program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. Pyle, a Daytona Beach attorney and elder law specialist, will explain the effects of age and the need for nursing home care, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care […]

Jazz and eggs: Society hosts breakfast to fund cultural programs

Jazz and eggs: Society hosts breakfast to fund cultural programs

It was undeniably a cool collection of hits by Rob’s JazzExpress for the recent 12th Annual Jazz Breakfast in support of the African American Cultural Society and its cultural programs. The breakfast was presented by the Omni Committee at the African American Cultural Society. Cultural programs funded by the revenues pulled in, and combined with […]

Church to honor Mother Butts

Church to honor Mother Butts

The members of Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, Daytona Beach, will celebrate Mother Willie Mae Butts and her 53 years of ministry March 1 at 6 p.m. The celebration will be at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ of East Central Florida, 636 Hawk St. The guest speaker will be Pastor […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Cinematique to host civil rights film festival March 8 and 9 The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona […]

Justice refused for another African-American teenager?

Justice refused for another African-American teenager?

JUDGE GREG MATHIS SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE My thoughts and prayers are with Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents whose teenage son was murdered on November 23, 2012. Jordan Davis was killed following an argument with an older White male who became upset that Davis and his friends were playing […]

The value of HBCUs –  Part II

The value of HBCUs – Part II

With specific emphasis on Howard University, let’s consider a few solutions to the challenges HBCUs face. There are some who say HBCUs are irrelevant and no longer necessary because we are living in a “post-racial” society, mainly because a Black man was elected president of the U.S. You’ve heard it: He who defines you also […]

Free Press distorts Black TV ownership

Free Press distorts Black TV ownership

Over the past few months there have been several news stories about no Blacks owning major broadcast TV stations anymore. The cries have bordered on mass hysteria. It turns out that the story is not true. Most of this hysteria in the media has been created by Free Press, a White, liberal advocacy group. According […]