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Banks bid farewell to payday loans

Banks bid farewell to payday loans

More good news keeps coming for consumers in early 2014. On the heels of new mortgage rules that took effect January 10, the following week four banks making payday loans pulled their products from the market. Announcing a halt to their triple-digit interest rates were Wells Fargo, Regions, Fifth Third and US Bank. Together, these […]

When Black men flex, society gets scared

When Black men flex, society gets scared

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST By chance I watched the NFL playoff games at the home of a friend and former college football player, Vaughn McKoy. It was Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman who stole the show. His now infamous post-game interview with ESPN’s Erin Andrews set the Internet on fire as a debate ensued over […]

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/MCT Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. “Being in front of a classroom of people … I don’t feel like everyone is looking at […]

A bit of relief for unemployed

A bit of relief for unemployed

Area residents could be eligible for temporary benefits payments due to website glitch BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of unemployed Floridians dealing with the state’s unusable $63 million Connect unemployment website soon may see some relief. Florida officials announced they will pay thousands of unemployed workers throughout the state who have had their […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY 2014

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY 2014

‘We have a dream too!’ Adults and youngsters pay tribute to King during days of events BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Breakfasts, parades, marches and day of service events were held in the Greater Daytona Beach area last weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Edison O. […]

Art show brings in statewide competition

Art show brings in statewide competition

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The opening reception for the art exhibit “Fifty Years of African-American Achievement, from Selma to the White House,” was held at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center on Jan. 17. The show was inspired in part by the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “We […]

Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday

Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Funeral services for Alphonso “Al” Bell of Daytona Beach will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church with Bishop John L. Kelly officiating. Mr. Bell, a local cook, died on Jan. 16 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona after a brief illness. He […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Church to host health care session A Family Life Conference will be held at the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 201 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. with representatives from VITAS on the Affordable Health Care Act. Minister Gwen Azama-Edwards will be the guest speaker at the […]

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is getting readers revved up for the appearance of Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.” The library has purchased extra copies of the book […]

Expecting Christian behavior from Christians

Expecting Christian behavior from Christians

I have been delaying writing this column for more than a year, but in light of recent developments, I have finally decided to address the issue of Christianity and celebrity. Last year, actress Meagan Good who has always professed her Christianity in public and had recently married Devon Franklin, a Sony Pictures executive and Seventh […]