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Sanford author to discuss civil rights on Feb. 1 at Daytona library

Sanford author to discuss civil rights on Feb. 1 at Daytona library

Sarasota-based author Liz Coursen returns to the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island for two programs on Feb. 1. At 10 a.m., she will share information from her book, “The Complete Biography Workbook” and demonstrate how to use this information for participation in the upcoming Harvesting History project. Harvesting History, which will begin in […]

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Port Orange gears up for Freemanville Day Ceremony The 11th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony is Feb. 11 in Port Orange. The ceremony will be held at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 941 N. Orange Ave., beginning at 4 p.m. Each year, the City of Port Orange honors its African-American heritage, and hosts the ceremony in […]

Are Black women giving up on Black men?

Are Black women giving up on Black men?

JINEEA BUTLER NNPA COLUMNIST In the latest urban movies, “Best Man Holiday” and “A Madea’s Christmas,” I thought it was interesting that each featured a Black woman in a relationship with a White man. In today’s climate we are used to successful Black men dating White women but the introduction of the successful Black woman […]

It’s time to end child poverty

It’s time to end child poverty

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of children afflicted by preventable poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence in the world’s richest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $15.7 trillion. Every fifth child (16.1 million) […]

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 […]