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100 Black men, GM steer youth toward STEM careers

100 Black men, GM steer youth toward STEM careers

BY BRELAUN DOUGLAS SPECIAL TO THE NNPA In an effort to boost minority participation in science and technology, 100 Black Men of America recently hosted a panel discussion with representatives from General Motors to encourage young minorities to think outside the box when it comes to their career paths. Last month, 100 Black Men of […]

Sorority’s ‘College Trunk Party’ assists Flagler students

Sorority’s ‘College Trunk Party’ assists Flagler students

The Palm Coast Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted a “College Trunk Party” for its 2016 scholarship recipients on June 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center in Palm Coast. Trunks for the students were filled with a wide assortment of items that would be needed by anyone […]

No Limits: Program teaches girls about aviation, leadership, team building

No Limits: Program teaches girls about aviation, leadership, team building

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties hosted Terry L Carbonell and the Aviation Adventures “No Limits” program over a five-month period that ended with a real-life flight for the participants. The mission of Aviation Adventures is to provide aviation education and career development for women and disadvantaged youth, especially girls. The program emphasizes STEM […]

‘Ready to get to college’

‘Ready to get to college’

Two 17-year-old high school graduates reflect on graduating early and their career goals. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of high school students graduated from the Volusia and Flagler counties school systems last week. Among them were best friends Melinda Jeffries-Beamon and Charnee Irvin, both 17 year-olds who graduated from Atlantic High School in Port […]

New museum tells story of Black history and America

New museum tells story of Black history and America

Building will include variety of artifacts – from iconic family treasures to Black Lives Matter paraphernalia BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about […]

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

Political strategist encourages grads; Shaq  surprises mom, crowd at B-CU graduation BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile challenged 314 Bethune-Cookman University graduates Saturday to “create a better world’’ during her commencement speech at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Brazile was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremony along with Lucille […]

FUTURES Foundation names top first-year teachers in Volusia County

FUTURES Foundation names top first-year teachers in Volusia County

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools announced its 2016 First Year Teacher Award recipients during its annual recognition event April 25 at Mainland High School. Kacie Meredith, a third-grade teacher at Tomoka Elementary School, received the elementary level First Year Teacher Award while Ashley Carter, a ninth-grade English teacher from […]

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Stetson University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 will be its 130th and is expected to set two new records. The university is graduating its largest class with 830 graduates, which comprises 674 undergraduate and 156 master degree candidates. Stetson also will hold its first outdoor ceremony since the […]

Great Migration a triumph of Black Press

Great Migration a triumph of Black Press

The FBI and lawsuits could not stop the effort to create the largest migration in American History. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the great exodus of Blacks from the South to major cities up North. BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE There were over 600 Black families applying for 53 apartment units in just […]

Holdsclaw discusses ‘Mind/Game’ documentary, mental illness

Holdsclaw discusses ‘Mind/Game’ documentary, mental illness

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rick Goldsmith, the film chronicles her rise to basketball stardom and her battle against mental illness while offering a revealing look at stigmas associated with the condition in the sports world and African-American community. EURWEB In the eyes of many, athletes are real-life superheroes, able to perform extraordinary feats for […]

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