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Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

BY FREDDIE ALLEN Special to the Times/NNPA As the American electorate becomes more diverse, new voting laws threaten to disenfranchise young Black and Latino voters in what a new report called “the largest wave of voter suppression since the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.” The report by OurTime.org and Advancement Project, titled “The […]

Mt. Calvary of Palm Coast names its Man of the Year

Mt. Calvary of Palm Coast names its Man of the Year

Relaxed, at ease, focused and gracious, Joseph L. Matthews accepted “The Man of The Year Award” from the members of his congregation at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Palm Coast. The Rev. Edwin Coffie is the pastor. Matthews was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., the third of five children. He relocated to Brooklyn, New York […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Child Care assistance available for Flagler, Volusia residents Do you know someone who needs help paying for childcare? The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia is calling customers from October’s waiting list. This means the wait period to receive childcare assistance is very minimal right now. This is an income eligible program that requires participants to be working […]

Chop your own Charlie Brown tree at Lyonia Preserve

Chop your own Charlie Brown tree at Lyonia Preserve

Enjoy a green Christmas by cutting your own tree at Lyonia Preserve in Deltona. You’ll not only get a unique tree, you’ll help to maintain habitat for Florida scrub jays. Select your favorite sand pines from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15. Bring a saw and enter on the unnamed road south […]

Deltona planning ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ parade

Deltona planning ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ parade

The City of Deltona’s third Christmas Parade themed “An Old Fashioned Christmas’’ is returning to Deltona Boulevard on Dec. 7. City staff believes Deltona Boulevard is a better location for safety reasons and provides an opportunity to highlight an area on the brink of redevelopment. “Deltona Boulevard is a wider road with more lighting and […]

Former Times editor to discuss new book Dec. 17

Former Times editor to discuss new book Dec. 17

Daytona Beach native Stephanie Rochelle Redd will discuss her new book “Just Because He Says You’re Beautiful … Five Things Every Head-Smart/Heart-Dumb Girl Should Know’’ at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The nonfiction book is written as a candid and sometimes humorous conversation between Redd’s 30-something […]

A.G. Gaston: Find a need and fill it

A.G. Gaston: Find a need and fill it

One of the greatest entrepreneurs in this nation, Arthur George Gaston, offered these wise words of advice to prospective business owners: “Find a need and fill it.”  If there is anyone we can look to for an example of how business is done it is certainly A.G. Gaston.  Starting out by lending his money to […]

Plenty of reasons to be thankful

Plenty of reasons to be thankful

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, most of us will use this time to reflect on the current state of our lives and the things we are most thankful for. Unfortunately, an increasing number of people are using this day to complain about having to work on this holiday.  I am totally confused by this feigned outrage […]

Thankful for trials and tribulations

Thankful for trials and tribulations

CENTIA JACKSON GUEST COLUMNIST Editor’s Note: Centia shared the following sentiments during the Thanksgiving Day Service at Tubman-King Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Usually this time of year, we start to reflect on life and the things we are thankful for. When Rev. Long asked me if I would be one of the speakers I […]

Brandeis study finds racial wealth gap growing

Brandeis study finds racial wealth gap growing

Although most Sunday school children are warned against the “love of money,” by adulthood it is the lack of it that becomes the source of many problems. When finances are so fragile that even a small shortfall presents a big problem – a few hundred dollars might as well be a million –  you do […]