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Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF: Dr. Valarie Greene King, the founding director of the University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, has been recognized as a woman who is making a difference in the March issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She is among a distinguished group of 25 women from throughout the U.S. […]

Midtown could be home to new law school

Midtown could be home to new law school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: A Jacksonville group met with city officials at City Hall on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of bringing a law school to Daytona. The school would be located at the old police station on the corner of Orange Avenue and Nova Road in the historic Midtown district, Daytona’s Black community. The groups […]

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]

Cathy Washington to officially announce candidacy Saturday

Cathy Washington to officially announce candidacy Saturday

By Ashley Thomas, DAYTONA TIMES-Cathy D. Washington will officially announce her candidacy for City of Daytona Beach Commissioner, Zone 6 on March 24. The lifelong Daytona Beach resident and Bethune-Cookman College alumnus has stated that the major issues she would like to tackle are jobs, affordable and energy efficient housing, revitalizing Midtown and other business districts, […]

Black children are ‘visible’

Black children are ‘visible’

More than 75 million viewers over the last several days have already watched the “Invisible Children’s Kony 2012” film that exposes the violent wrath and utter misery perpetrated on Africans as a consequence of the rampage of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony in northern Uganda.  Although this brutal conflict in Uganda […]

Occupy Daytona plans protest in support of Trayvon Martin movement

Occupy Daytona plans protest in support of Trayvon Martin movement

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Occupy Daytona Beach is getting behind the Trayvon Martin movement and is planning a protest Monday, March 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street in Daytona Beach. “Show the world we are all Trayvon,” said one of the organizers of the group who […]

Event to arm Blacks with info about colorectal, breast cancer

Event to arm Blacks with info about colorectal, breast cancer

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Black men and women living in or near Daytona Beach are being asked to “embrace the challenge” to learn more about colorectal and breast cancer. An “Embracing the Challenge II” event with free health information and counseling is scheduled at Bethune-Cookman College’s School of Nursing on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. […]

Legendary pilots inspire hundreds, share stories during Red Tail exhibit

Legendary pilots inspire hundreds, share stories during Red Tail exhibit

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Three examples of perseverance landed in Daytona Beach Tuesday to speak during the Rise Above Red Tail Squadron Traveling Exhibit. Pilots Charles “Doc” Holiday, Daniel Keel and Hiram E. Mann are Tuskegee Airmen and were guests at the exhibit. They signed autographs and answered questions from hundreds who showed up at Daisy […]

New restaurant, other employers will be hiring at city’s job fair on March 29

New restaurant, other employers will be hiring at city’s job fair on March 29

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Last August, thousands of job seekers lined up for hours at a time to attend a series of job fairs convened by members of the Congressional Black Caucus in five cities around the country. The potential for as many to turnout at a job fair hasn’t deterred Daytona Beach officials from organizing […]

Your tax refund is yours to keep

Your tax refund is yours to keep

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA FINANCIAL WRITER Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to ‘help’ consumers with tax preparation. These advertisements beckon consumers to take advantage of convenient and worry-free services. Each year, high-cost tax-related services drain an estimated $11 billion from the pockets of 30 million […]