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Student loan debt reduces lifetime wealth

Student loan debt reduces lifetime wealth

A new research report on America’s still-growing student loan debt found that its financial effects can last a lifetime. According to Demos, a national, nonpartisan public policy organization, 39 million Americans have used student loans to fund college education. An education debt of $53,000 will lead to a $208,000 lifetime loss of wealth. If current […]

Obama has presided over the worst economy for Blacks

Obama has presided over the worst economy for Blacks

As the country and the world begin to focus on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, this is a good time to revisit the real goals of the March. Of course, it is most remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Official, it was the […]

Fox to compete heavily for more sports viewers

Fox to compete heavily for more sports viewers

Cable network launching two sports channels BY JOE FLINT LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT “I think it’s time for ESPN to get a little competition, don’t you?” That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of […]

B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

Athletics department beefs up social media during summer campaign FROM STAFF REPORTS Throughout the summer, B-CU has held a social media campaign with Wildcats fan having the opportunity to win tickets, prizes, see pictures and get more information on the 2013 football season. Bethune-Cookman’s season opener is Sept. 1 at Tennessee State in Nashville. Fans […]

‘New phase, new hair’ for RG3

‘New phase, new hair’ for RG3

EURWEB.COM Announcing “new phase, new hair,” Robert Griffin III showed showed off his new cornrows Monday afternoon at Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. The quarterback joked with reporters that he wanted a new look while preparing for the 2013 season. He ditched his old, loose braids for the tighter look. “The guys love […]

Public housing residents win scholarships

Public housing residents win scholarships

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Scholarships were awarded Aug. 7 to two Daytona Beach students from the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) at the organization’s annual awards banquet in Orlando. The local winners were Cheyenne Avery, a recent Spruce Creek High School graduate and Dontavius King, a recent Mainland Senior High graduate.  […]

DBPD hosts Night Out event at new center

DBPD hosts Night Out event at new center

More than 100 people turned out for the Daytona Beach Police Department’s National Night Out on Aug. 6 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center. National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website. Attendees were given information by vendors as well as […]

NAACP, Black clergy: No sweetheart deal for officer

NAACP, Black clergy: No sweetheart deal for officer

Slater, Durham concerned about action for Volusia’s Todd Snipes whose Facebook page included derogatory remark about slain teen BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The local NAACP and Black pastors are threatening action “should Volusia County be moved to offer a ‘sweetheart deal’” to beach patrol officer Todd Snipes in the form of early retirement as […]

Closing out summer with Community Unity Festival

Closing out summer with Community Unity Festival

Aug. 17 event also will be fundraiser for Bryon Center FROM STAFF REPORTS Live music, food and fun for the entire family are in store for those attending the Aug. 17  Community Unity Festival scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park. Hosted by Daytona Beach Commissioner Paula Reed, the Community Unity […]

Private firm begins hiring for custodial jobs at schools

Private firm begins hiring for custodial jobs at schools

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A jobs fair for custodial workers in Volusia County Schools took place Aug. 6 and 7 at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and Galaxy Middle School in DeLand. The fair was conducted by Aramark, a private firm chosen by the county earlier this year to perform their custodial services. […]