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The loud silence of Black rape survivors

The loud silence of Black rape survivors

Data shows African-American females are less likely than other women to report sexual assaults Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series on rape by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA’s Washington correspondent. BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures […]

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Daytona officials get earful on why question should be banned from applications BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission chambers were filled to capacity at Wednesday night’s commission meeting. Over a dozen people addressed the commission requesting that a controversial box be removed from city applications. As reported in last week’s […]

Local colleges partner, give free haircuts to Black males

Local colleges partner, give free haircuts to Black males

By ASHLEY D.THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES #GetSharpe #BeSharpe #StaySharpe is more than just a catchy slogan. For Bauldy Sharpe Jr., the reigning Mr. B-CU, it’s a way of life. Sharpe was the brainchild of an initiative held Tuesday that brought 15 barbers from Daytona State College’s School of Cosmetology to the campus of B-CU to provide […]

More avenues for students: B-CU and EPA become official partners

More avenues for students: B-CU and EPA become official partners

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) became official partners on Wednesday during a memorandum of understanding signing. The partnership will incorporate programs in environmental science, research, education and workforce development. “The EPA is a part of everything you do,” Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator for EPA’s […]

How faith leaders further victimize rape victims

How faith leaders further victimize rape victims

Black women tell of assaults and condemnation by their pastors Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on rape written by Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious […]

HUD leader seeks broadband access for the poor

HUD leader seeks broadband access for the poor

Julián Castro also working on making housing more accessible, affordable BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Julián Castro, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wants to provide broadband access to public housing residents in an effort to increase socioeconomic mobility among poor and low-income families. “We think [broadband access] is […]

Plenty of complaints about Volusia schools

Plenty of complaints about Volusia schools

Teachers, support staff ask for higher pay, cleaner schools, less testing BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Filthy classrooms, no soap or toilet tissue in bathrooms, roaches on the windowsills, long hours and that pesky pay issue were among the concerns brought by teachers to Tuesday’s meeting of the Volusia County School Board. Monitoring the […]

Local observances focus on the past and the future

Local observances focus on the past and the future

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Festivals, ceremonies and workshops celebrating and recollecting the accomplishments of Blacks in Volusia County are at the helm of this year’s Black History Month. The national celebration was started by historian, author and journalist Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week in February 1926, later transitioning to the entire […]

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor has filed with the Volusia Department of Elections to run for Volusia County chair in 2016. The District 26 representative is the first person to file for the seat. If Taylor is elected, he would accompany At-Large Council Member Joyce Cusack, making it the […]

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission will be hearing a presentation on Feb. 18 on the social and economic benefits of passing an anti-workplace discrimination policy known as “Ban the Box.’’ The measure would remove the question: “Have you ever […]