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‘Phenomenal Woman’ fashion show turns attention to breast cancer

‘Phenomenal Woman’ fashion show turns attention to breast cancer

“Phenomenal Woman,” a breast cancer awareness fashion show, was a scene of exquisite fashion, entertainment, cuisine, and an awareness of women developing cancer. Models strutted their stuff inside Vince Carter’s, a posh Daytona Beach eatery co-owned by Michelle Carter-Scott for a show created and directed by former California runway model Cynthia Black. NBA star Vince Carter […]

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Even before President Obama released his budget proposal this week for the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, preliminary details about his plan to effectively cut Social Security cost of living increases has caused a firestorm among supporters who now feel betrayed. Under the plan, Obama would shift the way federal benefits are indexed […]

New approach needed to dismantle street gangs

New approach needed to dismantle street gangs

During my research on street gangs, one thing became clear: They are the primary source for drug distribution.  The crimes conducted by these street gangs on a daily basis also include murder, bribery, extortion, robbery, carjacking, prostitution, human trafficking, and money laundering. Some gangs concentrate on some of these crimes but all of them have […]

African leaders avoid US Blacks

African leaders avoid US Blacks

Two weeks ago, President Obama met with three African presidents—Koroma (Sierra Leone), Sall (Senegal), Banda (Malawi), and Prime Minister of Cape Verde Jose Maria Pereira Neves. This was the White House’s way of rewarding these leaders for their examples of good governance.  Receiving an invitation to the White House is one of the most sought […]

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

You can call it the “bandwagon effect,” or “political opportunism,” or, the “wake-up-call effect,” or, less cynically, an old American tradition. Whatever you call it, in the last month it seems everybody and their momma in the political arena has been expressing support for gay rights and same-sex marriage. The support has come from opposite […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Port Orange board seeks Youth Achievement Award nominations The Port Orange Youth Advisory Board announces an awards program to recognize youth in Port Orange who have made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community.  The criteria for the award will be based on accomplishment, leadership and service. To be eligible for the achievement […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic to host alumni game for coach who had stroke BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Atlantic High School girls basketball team will hold an alumni game to help longtime assistant coach Herman Perry, who recently suffered a massive stroke. Perry is currently in rehabilitation. The game will be held at Atlantic High in Port […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Big week for baseball and softball teams BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a good week on the diamond for the Bethune-Cookman University baseball team. The team went 5-1 from April 2 through April 8. B-CU swept Florida A&M in a three-game series and picked up wins over Miami and Stetson. The only blemish […]

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Local leaders also reflect on impact of first Black mayor weeks before center in her name opens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With about three weeks before the grand opening of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, the family of its namesake expressed its appreciation for the honor of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor. […]

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway has told the Daytona Times that the organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified local women and minority firms can participate in their $250 million redevelopment project. Over the […]