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Dissecting affirmative action rhetoric from reality

Dissecting affirmative action rhetoric from reality

In a perfect America founded and operating on colorblind meritocracy, admission to selective institutions of higher learning, boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and access to federal contracts would be determined solely by ability, skill and talent. They would never have to take into consideration race or gender – and certainly not take into consideration a […]

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that Blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued, “What the hell do you have to lose?” Since winning election, however, Trump seems intent on proving just how much African-Americans and other minorities have to lose. Department changed Under Trump’s […]

Recognizing a solemn anniversary

Recognizing a solemn anniversary

On August 6, our nation celebrated an auspicious anniversary that was largely overlooked and undervalued. One could justify overlooking this anniversary by saying, “Current events are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up with everything.” That reasoning may be true, but it hardly justifies overlooking, ignoring or failing to recognize such an important […]

Maestro continues to share Cuba’s vibrant musical heritage

Maestro continues to share Cuba’s vibrant musical heritage

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON NNPA NEWS WIRE For Juan De Marco González, there are three pillars that are constants in his life: Family, spirituality and music. From his days as a relative unknown paying his dues, to the enviable position he now occupies, each of these elements have always been intertwined in ways that have […]

Rhimes lands major deal with Netflix

Rhimes lands major deal with Netflix

BY TRACEY LIEN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Netflix already has punched back against Disney’s plans to pull its content from the streaming platform by 2019 — by luring away one of Disney ABC’s most prolific content creators, Shonda Rhimes. The Los Gatos, California company announced on Sunday that it inked a multi-year deal with Rhimes, the […]

Ready for some high school football?

Ready for some high school football?

Here’s a preview of teams in Flagler and Volusia BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES High school football returns this week as most local teams will participate in a kickoff classic/jamboree on Friday night (Aug. 18) with the regular season starting next week. The Daytona Times takes a sneak peak at the local teams’ 2017 season. […]

Community News

Community News

Morehouse School of Medicine grad joins Halifax Health Dr. Leslie Williams, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined the team at the Ormond Beach location of Halifax Health – Primary Care, 1688 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 2A. A graduate of the University of South Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Williams completed […]

Daytona resident places in teen pageant

Daytona resident places in teen pageant

FROM STAFF REPORTS Samiria Thomas,18, of Daytona Beach recently placed in this year’s National American Miss (NAM) teen pageant held in Orlando. Thomas, a graduate of Daytona Catapult Academy who will attend Daytona State College in the fall, competed in NAM’s Miss Florida Teen contest in July. Out of 115 girls, she was named second […]

Community News

Community News

Credit union plans home-buying seminar Launch Federal Credit Union is offering a free home-buying seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It will be held at its South Daytona branch, 2290 S. Ridgewood Ave. Mortgage topics will include what types of mortgages are available, how to apply for a mortgage and […]

Countdown to first day of school

Countdown to first day of school

Parent, school officials offer insight on getting ready for students’ returns BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School starts on Monday in Volusia County and parents, students, teachers, faculty, staff, administrators are busy with last-minute preparations. One of those parents is Jenece Giddens, a single mom of three kids who works as a bus driver for […]