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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 […]

An evening of grace and elegance

An evening of grace and elegance

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter presents biennial Debutante Cotillion SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Tristen Johnson, daughter of Rufus and Teresa Johnson, was crowned Miss Cotillion during the biennial Debutante Cotillion sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega chapter.     Eight young ladies were presented to society during the event June 21 […]

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach broke ground Thursday morning in front of the Dickerson Center signifying the beginning of the Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. As first reported in the Daytona Times back in 2012, the initial estimate for the overhaul was estimated to cost $19 million. However, through the […]

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s easy to say that Spruce Creek graduate Chesalon Taylor had a lot on his plate during his high school career. He has participated in the International Baccalaurette program studying college level material, participated in multiple productions through his school’s drama department; and created scores of 2D art all […]

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

On June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bill France Room of the International Speedway, Rep. David Santiago will host his second annual One Volusia Event. The featured speaker will be Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.  The other guest speakers will be Griff Salmon of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and Keith Norden of Team Volusia […]