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Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

BY MAYA RHODAN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African-Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. Over the past decade, the national teen birth […]

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stewart-Marchman Act’s (SMA) Project WARM recently relocated to the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell.  With that move the program expanded its capacity for women’s residential beds for addiction treatment. There are now 52 beds, with 32 slots designated for women who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or parenting young children. Children under six […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Learn how to do business with the county Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors wanting to learn how to do business with the county, demonstrating how to register as a vendor; submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county. County […]

Keeping food on table to get harder for Black families

Keeping food on table to get harder for Black families

Amendment would bar convicted murderers, many others from ever receiving food stamps BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators […]

More pomp and circumstance

More pomp and circumstance

Volusia County seniors rack up scholarship funds; ready to graduate next week BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of Volusia County students will be graduating from area high schools next week. Finding enough funds to go on to college is an assignment high school seniors and their parents can’t afford to fail. Five seniors who […]

‘Not in my city’

‘Not in my city’

Message sets the tone for march, rally against gun violence BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Jennifer Cord held back tears as she talked about her son who was murdered on Dec. 1, 2012, in Daytona Beach. Cord was speaking to hundreds last Saturday during a rally after the “March Against the Madness” that began at […]

Beckton one of this year’s Hometown Heroes

Beckton one of this year’s Hometown Heroes

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A hometown hero comes in many dimensions – war hero, law enforcement officer, educator and civil rights activist. There are many others who could be classified as hometown heroes but don’t get the attention they deserve and, in many cases, are not seeking recognition. That changes every year during Daytona […]

World premiere of Daytona native’s movie to take place at local theater

World premiere of Daytona native’s movie to take place at local theater

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A film producer who was born and raised in Daytona Beach has chosen her hometown to be one of two cities for the world premiere of her movie “The Dark Party,” which was directed and stars Kadeem Hardison, who was in TV sitcoms  “A Different World” and “The Cosby Show.’’ […]

SAMA’s ‘Youth on the Move’ yields fitness, fun

SAMA’s ‘Youth on the Move’ yields fitness, fun

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Kids squealed with glee as they got their faces painted, jumped up and down in an inflatable bounce house, and participated in a three-legged race Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park during “Youth On the Move” sponsored by the Second Avenue Merchants Association (SAMA). “I’m hyped up to do it again,” […]

Daytona State debuts children’s theater with ‘The Jungle Book’

Daytona State debuts children’s theater with ‘The Jungle Book’

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES In July, the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will bring to life tales from “The Jungle Book’’ by Rudyard Kipling. Through mask, puppetry, dance, mime and music, audiences will be transported to mystical India and the tale of the young “man-cub,” Mowgli. Raised by […]