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Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to include females

Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to include females

BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SRVICE WASHINGTON – More than 200 African-American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised and disappointed” that the president had sought […]

Good music at the Bandshell

Good music at the Bandshell

Last week, the funk, R&B and smooth grooves of The Love Band were part of the annual free concert series at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. Performances from various bands are held every Saturday evening though Aug. 9. Bands giving tribute to the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffett are part of the lineup. Vendors and chair […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Daytona State to offer free cyber-forensics workshop June 5-7 Daytona State College will host a free cyber-forensics workshop for cyber-security professionals June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd. in Daytona Beach. This introductory workshop will include theory and practice, as well as hands-on exercises using free […]

Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

Anchor shares opinions on everything from race to equal pay for women BY DAVID BAUDER ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK –  CNN’s Don Lemon braced himself after being recognized by a viewer on a Harlem street. “I don’t always agree with you,’’ the person began, ominously. “But keep it up. I’m not always supposed to agree […]

Kanye goes on tirade  at wedding  reception

Kanye goes on tirade at wedding reception

EURWEB.COM Kanye West went on one of his trademark tirades – this time at his own wedding reception. After exchanging vows with Kim Kardashian, the rapper delighted his honored guests at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on Saturday, May 24, with a rant against the media and a declaration of the Kardashian brand as […]

Braxton believes God gave son autism as punishment for abortion

Braxton believes God gave son autism as punishment for abortion

EURWEB.COM Toni Braxton and her new memoir, “Unbreak My Heart,’’ are back in the news. This time it’s for what she wrote about her son’s health condition that seems to be receiving the most attention. Braxton writes that she believes God gave her 11-year-old son, Diezel, autism as punishment for her having an abortion more […]

Poised to make a difference in DeLand

Poised to make a difference in DeLand

Ex-wife of man run over by officer, career counselor seek commission seat in DeLand BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Rallies, meet and greets and eventual town hall Q&A’s are all on the schedules of DeLand’s Krystal Brown and Jessica Davis. The two are vying for DeLand’s City Commission Seat 3. Unlike Daytona Beach, where […]

Appreciation day for women in public service

Appreciation day for women in public service

Stewart Memorial honors elected officials during annual Women’s Day BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Elected and appointed officials throughout Volusia County flocked to Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Daytona Beach to celebrate its annual Women’s Day on Sunday. Senator Dorothy Hukill, past and present Volusia County Council members including Freddye Moore, Joyce Cusack […]

Scholarships await students who remain drug-free

Scholarships await students who remain drug-free

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools held its Take Stock in Children (TSIC) New Contract Signing and Senior Recognition Ceremony May 15. Volusia County Judge Dawn Fields presided over the swearing-in ceremony and shared words of encouragement with the new enrollees and their parents. The program assists ambitious, […]

FSU presidential search shortlisted to Thrasher

FSU presidential search shortlisted to Thrasher

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Powerful Sen. John Thrasher’s desire to be the next president of Florida State University has caused a search committee to “pause” the process so it can interview him for the position. Search consultant Bill Funk told committee members on Wednesday that the “irregular” step is needed because the […]