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Police chief urges residents to be proactive during holidays

Police chief urges residents to be proactive during holidays

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Law enforcement authorities are urging Daytona Beach residents to be vigilant of crime activity during the holiday season. Crowded shopping malls, wrapped presents and people in a generous spirit are attractive targets for criminals. While this might be the most joyous time of year for many residents, nothing could ruin the […]

1,200 pairs of shoes given away

1,200 pairs of shoes given away

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Ministries for Christ Outreach held its end-of-the year Unity in the Community event Saturday in conjunction with Kicks for Christmas. The event held at the Masonova Plaza in Daytona Beach had a record-breaking crowd of  more than 1,500 people in attendance. Attendees came from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orlando and Palm […]

New hepatitis drug could save millions of lives

New hepatitis drug could save millions of lives

BY MICHAEL MCGEE NNPA NEWS SERVICE A new drug is on the horizon that scientists say will save millions of lives. If approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, it may be here before 2013 comes to a close. Dr. Parvez Mantry, medical director of the Hepatobiliary Tumor Program at Methodist Dallas Medical, […]

Postal deadline is quickly approaching

Postal deadline is quickly approaching

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Post offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this holiday season, but be sure to pack your patience along with your packages before heading to your local office. United States Postal Service (USPS) officials say it takes extra hours and staffing to make sure everything is […]

Hairstylists discuss weaves, locks with students at Flagler school

Hairstylists discuss weaves, locks with students at Flagler school

Shampoo bowls and styling stations added a unique flair to the portable that was brought in for the cosmetology students. Yet, the setup was neither alien to Cathy Heighter Moore or Latosha Fowler. The two had visited Flagler Technical Institute on the campus of Flagler Palm Coast High School at the hair salon modular. Master stylist Moore, responding to […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Museum to host Kwanzaa celebration The African American Museum of the Arts will host a free Kwanzaa event titled A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture on Dec. 28 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. A film presentation of the black candle (Unity) will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Kwanzaa celebration beginning at […]

The Obama –Castro handshake

The Obama –Castro handshake

In the tradition of the Black Church in America, the right hand of fellowship handshake is extended as sign of welcome into the church community. Usually, a handshake between two world leaders at a memorial service is not seen as something controversial or unprecedented. On December 10, however, at the beginning of the memorial service […]

Mandela had help from God

Mandela had help from God

Where do you begin to talk about the greatness of Nelson Mandela?  The world has been blessed with very few of his ilk. You think of courage, defiance, principled and many other descriptions of strength and might.  Yet, it was Mandela’s strong faith that guided him through his journey. Many don’t reflect on this but […]

Where bipartisanship is out of order

Where bipartisanship is out of order

Former Kansas Senator and 1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was recently presented with an award that is named after him. The World Food Program USA’s first George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award, is named after the Senator and his friend and colleague, Senator George McGovern. The two teamed up in the 1970s to […]

Young Black Republicans who deny their Blackness

Young Black Republicans who deny their Blackness

Last week, Joyce Jones, a columnist for BET.com wrote an article titled, “The Loneliness of the Black Republican: What attracts young African-Americans to the GOP?”  Although the article was off-base on so many points – No I won’t waste my time listing them here – it got me reflecting on this younger generation of Black […]