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Free workshop on grant writing scheduled Oct. 2

Free workshop on grant writing scheduled Oct. 2

A free workshop on how to successfully write a grant will be presented by Barbara A. Howell from the University of Central Florida Health and Public Affairs Department. The workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Volusia County Department of Health, 1845 Holsonback Drive. In this interactive […]

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Sept. 28

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Sept. 28

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city’s Public Works facility at 950 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach. Residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of common yet potentially hazardous household items, including paint, thinners, solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, household chemicals, batteries, pool chemicals, anti-freeze and […]

Flagler Heritage Festival coming this month

Flagler Heritage Festival coming this month

Vivian Richardson has announced that “Heritage Crossroads: Miles of History” has embarked on another “Flagler Heritage Festival.’’ It is scheduled for Sept. 28, 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Thunder Gulch Campgrounds – U.S. 1 near Royal Palms Parkway, Bunnell. Richardson is chairman of the board of directors of the African American Cultural Society (AACS), president […]

Pastors asked to identify at-risk young males with no fathers

Pastors asked to identify at-risk young males with no fathers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES To address the root cause and the effect of fatherlessness in Florida and the nation, the Central Florida Dream Center is partnering with Promise Keepers, Harvest-Time International, Florida Men of Integrity, People of Purpose, local churches, ministries and businesses to bring healing and renewal to youth, families and communities. Pastor […]

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

FROM STAFF REPORTS Stefany Strong, public information officer Volusia County’s Department of Health was installed this month as president the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). FPRA State President Chris Gent installed the 2013-2014 board officers of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. The Florida Public Relations Association is the oldest public relations organization in […]

An inside look at our rotten prison system

An inside look at our rotten prison system

In the interest of full disclosure, I have a bachelor’s degree in Correctional Administration from the University of Wisconsin. During the summer of 1969, I did my required internship at the Wisconsin School for Girls in Oregon, Wis. These were underage offenders who were found guilty of petty crimes or “bad behavior.” My ambition was […]

Obama should not play ‘global cop’

Obama should not play ‘global cop’

The central issue that should concern us when it comes to the chemical weapons crisis in Syria is not the identity of the perpetrator but which international body responds to such a crisis. What we are looking at in the current situation is the Obama administration (following from its predecessors) ignoring international law when it […]

Connection between conservatism and White racism exposed

Connection between conservatism and White racism exposed

In office just nine months, Ted Cruz, the junior Republican Senator from Texas, has already established himself as that body’s most divisive force since the witch-hunting, 1950s demagogue, Joe McCarthy. Last week, speaking at an event meant to honor the late Jesse Helms, the longtime segregationist senator from North Carolina, Cruz, Texas’ first Hispanic senator, […]

Celebrating 40 years for children

Celebrating 40 years for children

On Sept. 30, friends and supporters of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF’s 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was a law student with CDF’s parent organization, the Washington Research Project, and joined CDF as a young staff […]

B-CU tennis player dies in motorcycle crash

B-CU tennis player dies in motorcycle crash

The Bethune-Cookman University family is mourning the death this week of one of its students. According to a press release from B-CU, Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and tennis player for B-CU, was driving a motorcycle Sunday on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard at 8:15 p.m. when he and […]