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Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

A look at the Black Mecca 50 years later BY KENYA KING NNPA NEWS SERVICE A one-way ticket to anywhere in the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina brought a vast number of displaced New Orleanians to the hotbed of the South – Atlanta – where Black political power precipitates African-American entrepreneurship, and where a cultural melting […]

Community invited to installation ceremony for local Black Greeks

Community invited to installation ceremony for local Black Greeks

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES All Greeks, their families and friends as well as the general public are invited to the chartering ceremony as the Pan-Hellenic Council of Central Florida officially joins the National Pan-Hellenic Council at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. The event will be held at Unity Fellowship Baptist Church, 909 Third St., […]

Library at community center needs books, other donations

Library at community center needs books, other donations

The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach.is seeking book donations for its library. The library offers free access for children and adults to a variety of books, including historical, educational, fiction, non-fiction, newspaper, magazines and other materials to encourage people to read. The center wants hardcover and paperback […]

Fire department selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts

Fire department selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Daytona Beach Fire Department will be wearing breast cancer awareness T-Shirts durning the month of October. The shirts were designed by members of  the department. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. “While most people are aware of breast cancer, many […]

Yoga workshop designed for breast cancer patients

Yoga workshop designed for breast cancer patients

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the community is invited to a free yoga workshop led by Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center oncologist, Dr.  Karin Bigman. This Oct. 22 yoga workshop was specially designed for breast cancer patients and survivors and will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, […]

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

For a limited time, uninsured women who are residents of Volusia and Flagler counties can receive free mammograms courtesy of a grant provided by Susan G. Komen Central Florida to the Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. “For several years, Halifax Health has been successful in obtaining funding from the Susan G. Komen Central Florida […]

Stetson University rolls out tobacco/smoke-free plan

Stetson University rolls out tobacco/smoke-free plan

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stetson University joins a growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to enact a policy to prohibit smoking and tobacco-related products beginning Aug. 1, 2014. The policy will affect Stetson’s residential campuses in DeLand and at the College of Law in Gulfport. The policy prohibits all forms of tobacco use including […]

Employment system implementing new platform for reemployment assistance customers

Employment system implementing new platform for reemployment assistance customers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Center for Business Excellence (CBE) announced this week that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in partnership with Deloitte, an industry leader in technology and systems integration, will launch a new way to claim weekly reemployment assistance benefits, update and monitor accounts, and respond to requests for information. Known as […]

Navigating through the health care process

Navigating through the health care process

Events planned at area libraries to help residents with questions about Affordable Care Act BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 82,000 Volusia County residents have no health insurance. They now have six months to get insurance or could face a $95 fee, according to a representative of an agency who received a federal grant […]

Deadline nears to sign up for DIS project forum BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway has to educate what racing does for the state to “our friends in the (Florida) legislature,’’ DIS President Joie Chitwood III said last week while addressing the most current issues in major sports. “We bring in folks from […]