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Mom to march for justice

Mom to march for justice

Mother of slain 23-year-old will plead for end to violence during B-CU parade BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES As the bands, cheering squads, clubs and city leaders participating in Bethune-Cookman University’s annual Homecoming parade on Saturday make their way down Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, expect to see Jennifer Cord with a flood of […]

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School graduate Perry Baker is one of 12 USA Eagles rugby players selected to play in the Gold Coast (Australia) Sevens tournament this weekend. It will be his first appearance on the World Series circuit. Baker played football, basketball, and track at Spruce Creek High, four […]

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Longtime educator Dr. Yvette Ursula Scott is encouraging women over 40 to grab hold of their present with more passion than ever in her new book “40 & Fabulous: Forty Ways to Live Your Best Days…After 40.’’ “Ladies: Gone are the days of using that youthful, curvaceous cheerleading photo […]

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

BY GEORGE WHITE NEW AMERICA MEDIA Editor’s Note: As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, the environment, economic development and […]

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

Join Daytona State College professor of history, Leonard Lempel, and guest colleagues for discussions immediately following each film in the series: “Civil Rights – The Long Freedom Struggle.” This film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission by donation. “Boycott,’’ directed […]

Community News

Community News

Daytona State continues among top 100 Community College Week, one of the nation’s leading publications focusing on higher education institutions that offer two-year associate degrees, has named Daytona State College among its list of top 100 associate-degree producers. Daytona State ranked 35th nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree, for the second consecutive year, among […]

City hears result of homeless research

City hears result of homeless research

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A presentation, action plan and recommendation on the city and county’s growing homeless problem was presented by Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D., at Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The commission chambers were standing room only as over a dozen people addressed the commission on the hot topic. […]

New study underscores power of the Black press

New study underscores power of the Black press

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE The most effective way for companies to connect with African-Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen. This year’s edition, titled, “Powerful. Growing. Influential: The African-American Consumer 2014 Report,” marks the start of a partnership between Nielsen and […]

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Business owners, managers and a pastor voiced their concerns over the closing of parts of Orange Avenue at last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The overall complaint: Patrons can’t get to the businesses. Prior to the meeting, City Commissioner Paula Reed, whose district covers the area, walked along […]

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rainfall has caused isolated flooding in coastal Volusia County as forecasters expect additional storms through Friday. Record-setting rainfall since Wednesday morning included Daytona Beach, 7.95 inches; Ormond Beach, 6.37 inches; and New Smyrna Beach, 5.58 inches. The primary areas impacted are east of Nova Road. County traffic maintenance crews […]