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College presidents are still mostly  White and male

College presidents are still mostly White and male

BY BILL SCHACKNER PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – How White and male is the college presidency in America these days? Pretty White and male, but a study done every five years and being released Tuesday by the American Council on Education says there also are signs of increasing diversity. On average, the typical […]

HBCU students ‘Discover the Unexpected’ with Black Press

HBCU students ‘Discover the Unexpected’ with Black Press

BY NONI MARSHALL AND ALEXA IMANI SPENCER NNPA NEWS SERVICE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Michigan. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors […]

Trump administration takes on Obama’s education law

Trump administration takes on Obama’s education law

Neither Trump nor DeVos can make any changes to the Common Core State Standards because states, local officials and community stakeholders developed those standards. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to make misleading statements about Common Core State Standards, muddying the waters for school districts working […]

Students in Halifax Health program receive diplomas

Students in Halifax Health program receive diplomas

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Eight Project SEARCH Volusia County students received their high school diplomas on May 26 during a ceremony held in the auditorium at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach honoring the program’s first graduating class in Volusia County. Students in the inaugural class of Project SEARCH Volusia County included Arianna […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

Embry-Riddle to debut program in aerospace physiology

Embry-Riddle to debut program in aerospace physiology

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES This fall, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will launch a unique undergraduate aerospace physiology program in collaboration with Florida Hospital for students who want to advance medical research and promote the health and well-being of pilots, astronauts, flight crew members and air or space travelers. The Daytona Beach-based program is believed to […]

Teen gets accepted at all eight Ivy League schools

Teen gets accepted at all eight Ivy League schools

BY BREANNA EDWARDS THEROOT.COM Black girl magic strikes again, and this time our shining star is a New Jersey high school student who just did a clean sweep of her college applications, racking up acceptances from all eight Ivy League schools as well as Stanford, just for good measure. Ifeoma White-Thorpe, who attends Morris Hills […]

Dad explains why he trolled his son at NBA game

Dad explains why he trolled his son at NBA game

BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM A St. Louis dad, who only wants to be known as “Tommy,” went viral recently after trolling his son at an NBA game weeks ago and letting the world know the son wasn’t there because his grades weren’t up to par. Tommy and his 12-year-old son, Thomas, routinely attended the games […]

NNPA honors women publishers during Black Press Week

NNPA honors women publishers during Black Press Week

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE In 1827, with the publication of the “Freedom’s Journal,” John Russwurm and the Rev. Samuel Cornish established the Black Press and boldly declared their mission: To be the voice the African-American community, standing up for victims of injustice, and championing the unsung. Dedicated, resilient and strong Black women, […]

NCNW announces winners of 12th Brain Bowl

NCNW announces winners of 12th Brain Bowl

The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) staged its 12th annual NCNW Black History Brain Bowl recently at Daytona State College. Participants in the event included teams from Volusia County schools and community organizations. Students competed in two divisions for prizes that includes laptop and all-in-one computers, Kindles and other […]

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