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‘Bridge the Gap’ meeting in DeLand on Jan. 12 A public meeting to “Bridge the Gap’’ in the community will be held at the Chisholm Center in DeLand on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear from community partners, including the Volusia County Health Department, The House Next Door, The DeLand […]

Community News

Community News

‘Ladies Night Out’ to debut at Cinematique The Daytona Beach Regional Library and Cinematique will kick off their new “Masterpiece Classics Ladies Night Out” series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St. Attendees will watch the current episode of “Downton Abbey” and take part in a discussion of […]

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

Health care would increase significantly if states accept federal funding BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, a recent report by the Urban Institute shows that Blacks have the most to gain from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE For the second time, Design Place Apartments in Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami, has been sued for racial discrimination by Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence Inc. (HOPE), a housing watchdog group. The latest suit filed last month alleges that Design Place again turned away Blacks seeking apartments at […]

EVENTS

EVENTS

Palm Coast’s Christmas tree, electronics recycling event set for Jan. 10 Mark your calendars for Palm Coast’s annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, Jan. 10. Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon evergreen tree in exchange at the City’s eighth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event. The event will be 8 a.m. to […]

Wildcats on the floor

Wildcats on the floor

There were plenty of laughs, reminiscing and line dancing on Saturday by members of the Bethune-Cookman University Alumni Association. The association gathered for a holiday dance and fundraiser at the Schnebly Recreation Center & Gym in Daytona Beach. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program. […]

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

BY ERYN BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were “the highest you can have,” she said. Working as an LAX airport custodian, she was surrounded by fast food, which […]