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Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sixth annual “I Am Ormond Beach” Reunion will honor local icons, including the city’s African-American hero, Derrick K. Bell, who died of leukemia in 1978. A three-day celebration of remembrance and unity is scheduled for July 10-12 and includes a variety of events for family and friends whose lives […]

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Men of Tomorrow program in Daytona culminates with June 20 event SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Twelve young men took center stage during the biennial Men of Tomorrow program finale presented recently by Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The June 20 event marked the culmination of several months of workshops, […]

Where to see fireworks in Flagler, Volusia

Where to see fireworks in Flagler, Volusia

America’s favorite red, white and blue holiday will be “firecracker hot” in Volusia and Flagler counties. Festivities for the family and children of all ages are scheduled throughout the surrounding counties and towns. Light up the grill in your own backyard or gather the kids and head east or west for a full day of […]

Community News

Community News

Artists needed for fall festival in DeLand The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts (FFOA) is seeking artists to apply for inclusion in the 23rd annual Festival. The event will be Nov. 21-22 in downtown DeLand. The artist application deadline is noon, Friday, Sept. 4.  Applicants will be notified of results via e-mail the week […]

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 […]