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Expressing their independence

Expressing their independence

The Daytona Destiny Drum Line does its thing at the Fourth of July parade in Daytona Beach. Members of the Tin Lizz Unit of the Bahia Shriners also revved up the parade held on Independence Day. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Report: All students benefit by having minority teachers

Report: All students benefit by having minority teachers

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress (CAP). “A study of the relationship between the presence of African-American teachers in […]

Possible Black majority at Daytona City Hall

Possible Black majority at Daytona City Hall

Election of  Miller and Moore would create another historic commission for Daytona Beach BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A previous commissioner and a longtime political insider are vying for two open seats on the Daytona Beach City Commission. Steve Miller, who served on the commission from 1993-1995 in Zone 5, is seeking to unseat […]

No repeat of 2009 on Orange Avenue

No repeat of 2009 on Orange Avenue

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s a great day in Daytona Beach and a great day in Zone 6,” Paula Reed, Daytona Beach City Commissioner said last week at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project held at James Huger Park on Orange Avenue. The project is more than 20 years in […]

Beaten, branded and abused: Black girls disproportionately victims of trafficking

Beaten, branded and abused: Black girls disproportionately victims of trafficking

Editor’s note:  This is part one of a three-part series on sexual slavery and Black America. It follows a special edition last year that explored the subject. Sex trafficking plagues young Black girls and a growing legion of advocates is working to help rescue children who’ve been pimped out and to prevent others from being […]

How to be safe at the beach this week

How to be safe at the beach this week

Volusia County lifeguards are expecting very large crowds over the Fourth of July weekend, and they encourage beachgoers to plan safe, fun celebrations. “The Fourth of July is a great time for family fun at the beach,” said Mark Swanson, the county’s director of Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. “By following a few common-sense tips, beachgoers […]

Community News

Community News

Fireworks at DIS Fireworks explode following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 6, 2013. For details about this week’s Coke Zero 400 and activities at DIS, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Port Orange’s July Fourth events begins with car show Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be free live music, entertainment and fireworks […]

No warrant? No problem:  How the government can get your digital data

No warrant? No problem: How the government can get your digital data

BY THEODORIC MEYER SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge, but there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement – from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service – to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. […]

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Over the course of a 32-year teaching career, Jacqueline James noticed a glaring problem—Black history was slowly but surely being ignored in the schools where she worked. When it was outright dropped from her required curricula, she got creative, using Black history calendar factoids for penmanship lessons. […]

Daytonan making living by going organic

Daytonan making living by going organic

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The family of Gainey’s Farm Fresh Produce has been farming outside of Gainesville since the early 1900s. Now Seabreeze High School graduate Maurice Gainey and his wife, Gertie, are the lifeblood of the farm specializing in organic produce. Turnip greens, okra, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, several varieties […]