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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 […]

B-CU president applauds Women’s Advisory Board for generosity

B-CU president applauds Women’s Advisory Board for generosity

The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board held its annual fiesta luncheon on Monday. The board recently presented $15,000 to the endowed scholarship fund of B-CU. B-CU President Dr. Edison O. Jackson thanked the women and their continued commitment to the university, also noting that three board members recently gave $1 million each from either their […]

Focus

Focus

Sorority seeks men for annual cook-off event The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present its third annual Male Cook-Off event on March 22 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  The culinary competition will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. The event […]

What it means to be a child of rape

What it means to be a child of rape

Daughter of assault shares her feelings of inadequacy, guilt Editor’s note: This is the second 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 – The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent […]

Life as a Black kid during segregated Daytona

Life as a Black kid during segregated Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]