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Sorority plans free health and wellness event

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present “Your Body, Your Temple,’’ a health and wellness event, on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The free event is the work of the sorority’s Physical and Mental Health Committee, which is chaired by Dr. Sadie McConner. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to […]

Organization that helps schools receives $25,000 grant from SunTrust Foundation

Organization that helps schools receives $25,000 grant from SunTrust Foundation

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES DAYTONA BEACH – FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools received a $25,000 contribution from The SunTrust Foundation. The donation was given to FUTURES Foundation to partner with SunTrust executives to set up and administer a Finance Academy Grant program. The two existing finance academies in Volusia County – at Spruce […]

‘42’ coming to  Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

‘42’ coming to Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

Jackie Robinson will be back in the infield as the movie “42” is shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28. The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands. The popular 2013 film tells the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free events Author Chris Lamb will discuss his biography, “Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The free events are part of the library’s Connecting with the Community series, a […]

A knockout punch for Zimmerman

A knockout punch for Zimmerman

Had he not massacred Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman would be an average White man holding down a mediocre job, living under the radar, and aspiring for a law enforcement job. He and his wife would probably be divorcing (as they are now) on account of his brutality (she cites his beatings in her divorce proceedings). […]

Diverse ways of viewing diversity

Diverse ways of viewing diversity

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld made some comments last week about not caring about “diversity” in Hollywood, especially in the area of comedy, and set off some very heated conversations across the country. Seinfeld was on CBS This Morning being interviewed about his Internet-based show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Seinfeld has been criticized in the past, […]

Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed loans

Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed loans

New research by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) finds that consumers of color still report paying higher interest rates on dealer-financed car loans than other consumers. This disparity is even more disturbing given that Black and Latino consumers report making more of an effort than Whites to negotiate their interest rates.  Thirty-nine percent of […]

‘Economic Freedom’ should be rallying cry

‘Economic Freedom’ should be rallying cry

Because the Negro does not own and control retail establishments in his own community, he is unable to stabilize his community…The Negro must pool his capital in order to help himself….This will enable him to solve his own problems. -  S.B. Fuller Has the thought ever occurred to you that despite having the highest unemployment […]

What’s ahead for NASCAR this season

What’s ahead for NASCAR this season

Racing empire wants fast finish as season gets ready to start with Daytona 500 BY CARLOS MENDEZ FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT NASCAR is looking for some drama this year. Ten years after introducing a playoff format to stock car racing for the first time, the sport has a plan to pump in drama. This year, four […]

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 […]