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Democrats meeting July 21 at Red Lobster The next meeting of the Democratic Club of North East Volusia County is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, a 7 p.m. in the private dining room of Red Lobster, 2625 W.  West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach.  The private dining room has been reserved from 5 p.m. to […]

Congresswoman leads discussion on abuse of girls, women in criminal justice system

Congresswoman leads discussion on abuse of girls, women in criminal justice system

BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN SPECIAL TO THE NNPA U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system. The panel, on June 26, focused on issues impacting women and young girls in […]

Million Man March to convene Oct. 10 in D.C.

Million Man March to convene Oct. 10 in D.C.

BY LINDA POULSON SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The Nation of Islam is preparing for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March to be held again in Washington, D.C. The event will take place on Oct. 10 at the National Mall. While the first event on Oct. 16, 1995, was specifically centered on the atonement […]

Young publisher an innovator in Black millennial movement

Young publisher an innovator in Black millennial movement

BY TATYANA BELLAMY-WALKER SPECIAL TO THE NNPA Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress and anxiety. At 12 years old, Sands pressured the district to place her in the higher-level courses. The following year, she was the […]

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Health department advises parents to get kids’ school shots early

Health department advises parents to get kids’ school shots early

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is encouraging parents to get their school-aged children vaccinated now instead of waiting until school starts. “Lines are typically longer if you wait until just before school starts to get your children immunized,” said Ron Rondeau, interim administrator, Florida Department of Health in […]

County warning: Keep horses, livestock away from creeping indigo

County warning: Keep horses, livestock away from creeping indigo

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES An invasive plant called creeping indigo has been identified in Flagler County, and it is poisonous to horses and other grazing livestock. The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage species as it is in the same family as alfalfa, clover and peanuts. Toxicology concerns were […]

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Joe Petrock, new board of trustees chairman, gives an exclusive interview to the Daytona Times on his vision for the university. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Joe Petrock, a community pillar and philanthropist, officially took the helm on July 1 as chairman of Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees. The longtime local leader has served […]

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line Sunday night to win the Coke Zero 400 for the second time at the Daytona International Speedway. In NASCAR tradition, he saw the checkered flag of success wave from his front windshield. But from his rearview, he witnessed the doom of another potentially […]

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach officially implemented its Fair Chance / Ban the Box Policy during a regular commission meeting this month. The policy went into effect on July 1 and eliminates applicant requirements to disclose criminal backgrounds during the preliminary phase of job applications. In a succinct presentation by […]