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B-CU students present food tester during White House event

B-CU students present food tester during White House event

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University students recently returned from the nation’s capitol after being invited to participate in President Obama’s National Week of Making event June 12-18 at the White House. B-CU students were invited to this event after impressing the panel of observers at this year’s HBCU Making for Change Showcase. Students, […]

How to prevent student ‘summer slide’

How to prevent student ‘summer slide’

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the “summer slide,’’ students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between […]

Summer work program in New Smyrna Beach exposed teens to volunteerism, job readiness, college prep

Summer work program in New Smyrna Beach exposed teens to volunteerism, job readiness, college prep

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Smyrna Beach established a Save our Sons & Daughters Youth Summer Work Program to share with local youth the importance of volunteerism, job readiness to plan for the workforce, and college prep. The five-week program consists of 12 students between the ages of 14-18 years old who are assigned […]

Tanzania replaces English with Swahili as official school language

Tanzania replaces English with Swahili as official school language

NNPA NEWS SERVICE Back in April, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s administration announced that Kiswahili (Swahili) will be the primary language used in his country’s schools. Tanzania will become the first sub-Saharan nation in Africa to revert back to its indigenous tongue as the primary mode of communication in its educational system. This effort is part […]

Huge Harmony of the Seas heading to Florida next year

Huge Harmony of the Seas heading to Florida next year

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS What will be the biggest cruise ship in the world is now more than just a rendering. Planned for 227,000 gross registered tons, Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas had its final block of ship structure lowered into place at the STX France shipyards in Saint Nazaire, France, last month. […]

Reasons some people can’t get out of the poorhouse

Reasons some people can’t get out of the poorhouse

BY ELYSSA KIRKHAM GOBANKINGRATES.COM Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line. A third of higher-income households – those that bring in $75,000 or more a […]

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

Allen Chapel’s Mugala wants to see ongoing dialogue on race BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Nathan Mugala had just driven to his Daytona Beach home from Jacksonville when he turned on his television and heard the tragic news that stunned the nation. A lone, White gunman had opened fire during a Bible study […]

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The federal government is trying to make sure that no child goes hungry. Free, nutritious meals and snacks are being provided at 72 sites in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities due to a federally funded, state-administered program that began June 8 and will continue through Aug. 14. The programs are […]

Free summer camp still available for DeLand kids

Free summer camp still available for DeLand kids

The African American Museum of the Arts of DeLand sponsors a free summer camp every year to elementary and middle age students. The camp has started but kids still are being accepted. The children at “Camp Kuumba” (Kuumba means creativity) will have an opportunity to develop their creative abilities through arts and crafts, experiment with […]

A lesson in healthy living

A lesson in healthy living

A Sickle Cell Awareness & Adult Screening event took place on June 20 at Turie T. Small Elementary in Daytona Beach. It was presented by Halifax Health and Bethune-Cookman University. The event included activities for kids, free screenings and live music. In addition, the Fresh Stop Mobile Market stopped by, which includes racks of fresh […]