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Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethel Empowerment Center (BEC) in DeLand opened its doors just over a month ago in an effort to help community members with services typically taken care of at the Department of Children and Families office in Daytona Beach. Pastor Jeffery Dove, a member of the BEC board, says the […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Gilbane Building Company, which has been selected as the construction manager for the Palm Coast City Hall project, will hold two Vendor Roundtables for contractors interested in working on the project. Local firms within the city and Flagler County are encouraged to attend. The roundtables will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Daytona State offers after-work registration hours

Daytona State offers after-work registration hours

Offering easy registration access for summer sessions and fall semester, Daytona State College welcomes new and returning students with daily hours and after-work hours for registration, advising and testing at all of its campuses. Each of the college’s five campuses regularly offer at least two days a week with hours until 6:30 p.m., as well […]

Latimer among those honored by Daytona State College

Latimer among those honored by Daytona State College

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Two Daytona State College staff members and one faculty member were honored for outstanding service last month during the college’s annual awards convocation, which also honored more than 175 students for academic achievement. Since 1999, a faculty member has been selected to receive the college’s Presidential Sterling Award for Teaching Excellence. […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast still accepting entries for photo contest There are just three weeks remaining in the City of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2014 Photography Contest – with all entries due by May 31. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public […]

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

Wearing dirty diapers longer leads to health issues for babies BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT ST. LOUIS — They are such a hot commodity, pharmacies and stores sometimes keep them behind glass. They are the first line of defense against infection and disease — and are even linked to preventing depression and violence. Desperate […]

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Collaborations will help more talented artists excel in music industry BY JIMMIE DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE NNPA MIAMI BEACH  – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Leslie Jones is under fire for her offensive “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” skit about slavery. In fact, her “jokes” fell flat — leaving many uncomfortable. She put on her “Super Slave” skit — making offensive jokes about herself, slavery and the Black community. “The way we value Black beauty has changed,” Jones said.  “I’m single […]

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 […]