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City touts boost in minority hiring

City touts boost in minority hiring

The NAACP is unimpressed because the latest diversity report doesn’t  include a racial breakdown. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach has been under fire for diversity and equal opportunity practices in its workforce, which has resulted in discrimination lawsuits. While one fired employee fights to recover lost wages, benefits, attorney fees, […]

‘It’s always safety first’

‘It’s always safety first’

Black bikers respond to report on accidents BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES “Big C’’ and “Unique’’ are all about bike safety. During this year’s Bike Week, the 10-day event was marred by unfortunate incidents on roadways involving bikes. Two bikers, who would only use their nicknames, cited the need for motorcyclists to use safety measures. […]

Stetson professor wins national diversity award

Stetson professor wins national diversity award

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Patrick Coggins, chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson University, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from Insight into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The honor is the only national award that recognizes college […]

Hukill to miss remainder of state legislative session

Hukill to miss remainder of state legislative session

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senate Education Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill will not return before the end of the regular legislative session as she undergoes another round of radiation treatment. Hukill, who has been a member of the Florida Senate since 2012, after serving eight years in the House, is recovering from surgery for cervical cancer […]

Samaritan Ministries fundraiser scheduled for March 25

Samaritan Ministries fundraiser scheduled for March 25

Trades of Hope will host a fundraiser luncheon for Samaritan Ministries on March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. t Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Pkwy S., Palm Coast. “We are extremely grateful to Trades of Hope for hosting this fundraiser for us,” said Lorraine Vickery, founder and executive director […]

First Amendment seminar set for Sunday

First Amendment seminar set for Sunday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES A seminar titled “Speak Freely, Write Boldly’’ will be held on Sunday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the City Island Library in Daytona Beach. There will be speakers and panelists, question-and-answer sessions, and an open mic to support First Amendment rights. The event is free and […]

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Mykal “Myke” Tairu has sparked a trend in having the convicted felon box removed from job applications in Flagler County. Last month, the Florida Program Coordinator with the Vincentian Re-Entry Organizing Project addressed members of the Flagler County NAACP. The project, based in Apopka, is partnered with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the […]

Community News

Community News

Summer camp scholarships available Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and students with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children who are entering first through sixth grade and are between the ages of 5 and 12 may apply for scholarships. Students with special needs enrolled in school up to […]

It’s too early to panic over 45’s budget

It’s too early to panic over 45’s budget

If you happened to have voted for the 45th president, you may be feeling a little spat on right about now. The man who said he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs that affect these working-class people, ranging from Legal Aid […]

Trump administration’s health care lies beginning to hurt

Trump administration’s health care lies beginning to hurt

For many of his supporters, Donald Trump’s casual relationship with the truth was at first amusing, part of his brash, anti-establishment appeal. He says what he thinks, went the argument, and if it isn’t true, so be it. His voters, we were told, have learned to take him seriously but not literally. Now, however, the […]

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