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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 […]

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

Allen Chapel’s Mugala wants to see ongoing dialogue on race BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Nathan Mugala had just driven to his Daytona Beach home from Jacksonville when he turned on his television and heard the tragic news that stunned the nation. A lone, White gunman had opened fire during a Bible study […]

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The federal government is trying to make sure that no child goes hungry. Free, nutritious meals and snacks are being provided at 72 sites in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities due to a federally funded, state-administered program that began June 8 and will continue through Aug. 14. The programs are […]

Free summer camp still available for DeLand kids

Free summer camp still available for DeLand kids

The African American Museum of the Arts of DeLand sponsors a free summer camp every year to elementary and middle age students. The camp has started but kids still are being accepted. The children at “Camp Kuumba” (Kuumba means creativity) will have an opportunity to develop their creative abilities through arts and crafts, experiment with […]

A lesson in healthy living

A lesson in healthy living

A Sickle Cell Awareness & Adult Screening event took place on June 20 at Turie T. Small Elementary in Daytona Beach. It was presented by Halifax Health and Bethune-Cookman University. The event included activities for kids, free screenings and live music. In addition, the Fresh Stop Mobile Market stopped by, which includes racks of fresh […]

Community News

Community News

Hospice seeking West Volusia volunteers Halifax Health – Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide assistance at its Southeast and West Volusia Care Centers located in Edgewater and Orange City. Volunteers can choose to help prepare meals, socialize with patients and families or serve as a receptionist answering phones and greeting visitors. Those who can sew […]

‘Mama’s Girls’ to grace the B-CU stage

‘Mama’s Girls’ to grace the B-CU stage

“Mama’s Girls,’’ a play co-produced by AARP, will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Performing Arts Center at Bethune-Cookman University, 698 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Gdavis Productions and the Petrock College of Health Sciences’ Department of Aging Studies in association with the Mike CURB Institute are bringing the award-winning stage […]

Alzheimer’s informational session July 8

Alzheimer’s informational session July 8

Learn about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease during a free program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on July 8 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Beverly Engel, a community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida, will discuss: •Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease […]

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants of Food Brings Hope afterschool program – Kids Zone for elementary Schools and Teen Zone for the middle and high schools – attended the annual end-of-the-year celebration at the Daytona International Speedway on May 13. The day started with the students congregating at Mainland High School for a celebration […]

B-CU to host Educational Justice Conference

B-CU to host Educational Justice Conference

Three-day collaboration in Orlando will include governmental agencies, community organizations school districts and families BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is serving as a millennium model to advance awareness of critical issues affecting minority student education. The university will host its First Annual Educational Justice Conference July 12-14 at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa […]