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Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE For the second time, Design Place Apartments in Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami, has been sued for racial discrimination by Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence Inc. (HOPE), a housing watchdog group. The latest suit filed last month alleges that Design Place again turned away Blacks seeking apartments at […]

EVENTS

EVENTS

Palm Coast’s Christmas tree, electronics recycling event set for Jan. 10 Mark your calendars for Palm Coast’s annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, Jan. 10. Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon evergreen tree in exchange at the City’s eighth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event. The event will be 8 a.m. to […]

Wildcats on the floor

Wildcats on the floor

There were plenty of laughs, reminiscing and line dancing on Saturday by members of the Bethune-Cookman University Alumni Association. The association gathered for a holiday dance and fundraiser at the Schnebly Recreation Center & Gym in Daytona Beach. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program. […]

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

BY ERYN BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were “the highest you can have,” she said. Working as an LAX airport custodian, she was surrounded by fast food, which […]

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Fourth annual book fair kicks off next week FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Times and Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II is one of four book authors who will keynote the two-day Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, a local literary gathering of approximately 30 published authors and hundreds of book lovers and readers. All events […]

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

Toys for Tots brings joy  to Daytona families; distributes about 10,000 gifts to local kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 150,000 toys have been given away since the inception of the Toys for Tots program in Daytona Beach over a decade ago. Looking at the smiles on the faces of the parents, […]

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger will be celebrating his centennial on Jan. 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, also will be a fundraiser for college scholarships […]

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

The Watoto Children’s Choir kicked off its four-month U.S. tour in Palm Beach Gardens and will continue through the southeast through March of 2015. The group will visit the Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave. in Ormond Beach, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The performances are titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation and are […]

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]