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‘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 […]

‘A better living and learning experience’

‘A better living and learning experience’

New residence hall is part of a $72 million project that will make it possible for 3,000 students to live on B-CU’s campus. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of students at Be-thune-Cookman University (B-CU) now have a new place to live on campus. A ribbon cutting and naming ceremony for the new Thomas and […]

Travel scholarships available for students to go abroad

Travel scholarships available for students to go abroad

BY JOSEPH HERNANDEZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Heads up, intrepid world travelers: Hostelling International USA is offering scholarships to help young nomads hit the road. Applications are being accepted for HI USA’s Explore the World Travel Scholarship, which awards dozens of recipients $2,000 each to help pay for international trips with an educational or […]

39 local juniors graduate from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

39 local juniors graduate from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools graduated 39 high school juniors on April 14 from its 28th annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, which develops young leaders. The students, representing all 10 area public high schools, participated in five day-long seminars coordinated by community leaders. Each seminar is designed to familiarize […]

A new way to handle college debt

A new way to handle college debt

Education department launched another loan repayment program in 2015 BY ERIN E. ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE There’s yet another way to pay back student loans without going broke. It’s called REPAYE. In December, the Department of Education launched its eighth college-loan repayment program, dubbed the Revised Pay As You Earn Plan. “Helping student […]

Free summit to tackle health issues  affecting Black men

Free summit to tackle health issues affecting Black men

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An upcoming event is geared toward helping men get serious about their health. However, organizers say it will be much more than a health fair. A free Men’s Health Summit will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement. […]

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