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New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

Mark Madore believes it is critical that his employees possess core competencies common to the manufacturing industry. That’s why the director of operations for Sparton Electronics Corp. in DeLeon Springs has enrolled a group of his 424 employees in a new Certified Production Technician training program (CPT) being offered by Daytona State College’s Center for […]

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

BY BARBARA R. ANWINE TRICE EDNEY WIRE As we usher in 2012, it remains disheartening that unemployment rates for African-Americans and Latinos/Hispanics remain in the double digits. Far more must be done to address disparities in access and opportunity that plague minorities nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2011 unemployment data revealed that […]

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. NNPA COLUMNIST The growing Occupy the Dream movement for economic equality and empowerment has correctly determined that one of its top priorities is to support passage of a constitutional amendment to make all federal elections publicly financed. The constitutional amendment will be effective in the campaign to confront income […]

We must rescue the American Dream

We must rescue the American Dream

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN NNPA COLUMNIST Getting a high school and college degree and achieving the American Dream could easily have seemed impossible to eighteen-year-old Toni Thomas. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass learned when she met Toni and her mother while on assignment for the Children’s Defense Fund, Toni grew up moving from place […]

Daytona State Law Enforcement Academy to honor new graduates

Daytona State Law Enforcement Academy to honor new graduates

The Law Enforcement Academy at Daytona State College will honor 29 graduates during a commencement ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the News-Journal Center, located at 221 N. Beach St. in downtown Daytona Beach. College President Carol Eaton, along with faculty and administrators with Daytona State’s College of Health, […]

Capacity attendance expected for sold out Taste of the 24 event during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Capacity attendance expected for sold out Taste of the 24 event during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona

For the third year in a row, the Daytona State College Foundation’s Taste of the 24 is sold out. More than 1300 guests will enjoy a delicious blend of food and fast cars, with access all weekend long to the endurance race and Sprint FANZONE, during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. […]

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