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First lady wows crowd at White House dinner

First lady wows crowd at White House dinner

FROM STAFF REPORTS President Obama got the laughs but First Lady Michelle Obama received the oohs and aahs for the dress she wore at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner last Saturday night in D.C. Blackvoices.com had this to say: “A-listers and politicos flocked to D.C. for the annual 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner wearing […]

Cee Lo Green almost released version of ‘Happy’ song

Cee Lo Green almost released version of ‘Happy’ song

EURWEB.COM When a song becomes a huge, international hit — like “Happy,’’ it’s hard to imagine any other singer — like Pharrell Williams – covering or releasing that song. Cee Lo Green is the R&B/pop/soul artist who almost released “Happy” as his own. But although, Green did the song — something (or somebodies) worked in Williams’ […]

SunRail service starts this week

SunRail service starts this week

The commuter rail system, which travels from DeBary to Orlando, will be free until May 16. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited SunRail commuter rail system was scheduled to begin regular service on Thursday, May 1. Commuters will have the opportunity to ride for free for the first two weeks until May 16. […]

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES From June 8-15, the Section 8 online pre-application for the New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority will be available for those interested in applying. There will be no pre-applications accepted before or after these dates. Section 8 is a government program that dates back to the Housing Act of 1937 available […]

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

FROM STAFF REPORTS Calvin Stafford, 19, always knew he wanted to be an accountant but had no idea how he would get a job in the corporate arena. “I plan to get my CPA, and all of that is great. But I really had no plan on how to get an internship in a Fortune […]

Daddy’s home, but what comes next?

Daddy’s home, but what comes next?

Conference focuses on Black dads and their struggle to reconnect after incarceration BY LA’RISA LYNCH NNPA NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO – Black men locked up in Illinois prisons make up more than half the population and 63 percent of them are fathers with minor children. Wesley Cooke was one of them. He was just a teenager […]

Votran makes schedule changes to accommodate SunRail

Votran makes schedule changes to accommodate SunRail

Votran has made several route and time changes to provide feeder service to the DeBary SunRail station. Four buses will transport riders to and from the SunRail station from 4:15 to 9 a.m. and 3:15 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. SunRail 30 and 32 will operate using existing Votran bus stops. SunRail 31 and 33 are […]

Bethune-Cookman grad releases book on Miami corruption

Bethune-Cookman grad releases book on Miami corruption

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Author Thomas Barr has spent over a decade working in government.  Now he taps that experience in the first of a planned series of fiction books that portray Miami’s political, business and entertainment cultures.  The book is entitled “Overlords Karma: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Volume I” and is a biopic of the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax Urban Ministries collecting food Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) is accepting nonperishable food through May 30 at any Bank of America, Check On Hold or Volusia County library. HUM will distribute over 500 tons of food in the Feed a Family homeless prevention program. For more information, visit www.halifaxurbanministries.org. Public Safety Coordinating Council to meet […]

The high cost of generic medicine

The high cost of generic medicine

Some drugs that were cheap to get just a few years ago have skyrocketed BY JIM FUQUAY FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so. There’s digoxin, a heart medicine that he used to buy […]