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Scholarships await students who remain drug-free

Scholarships await students who remain drug-free

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools held its Take Stock in Children (TSIC) New Contract Signing and Senior Recognition Ceremony May 15. Volusia County Judge Dawn Fields presided over the swearing-in ceremony and shared words of encouragement with the new enrollees and their parents. The program assists ambitious, […]

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 350 Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are now the proud owners of a new bachelor or master’s degrees, including three honorary degrees given to Joe Petrock (Doctor of Laws), and Larry C. Little and Dr. J. Stanley Marshall (Doctor of Humane Letters). “We are proud of our graduates. Let’s […]

Daytona State commencement ceremonies held May 13

Daytona State commencement ceremonies held May 13

Thousands take next step forward SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES More than 3,100 students – with more than half earning honors or high honors – joined the ranks of Daytona State College alumni during its 54th commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, May 13, at the Ocean Center. Commencement took place in two parts, with ceremonies for associate […]

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

FROM STAFF REPORTS Calvin Stafford, 19, always knew he wanted to be an accountant but had no idea how he would get a job in the corporate arena. “I plan to get my CPA, and all of that is great. But I really had no plan on how to get an internship in a Fortune […]

Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites

Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON   – Even before they typically learn to read, Black preschoolers – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: They are three times more likely to be suspended from school than their White classmates,  according to a recent study by the civil rights […]

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 12 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Children must be entering first through sixth grade. […]

A lesson on soaring against the odds

A lesson on soaring against the odds

Famed Tuskegee Airman tells students to never give up BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It has been more than 70 years since Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann applied to the U.S. Armed Forces. The 92 year-old told a group of eager students at Turie T. Elementary on Wednesday that he […]

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M University’s now infamous Marching 100 Band is free to march again. Interim President Larry Robinson announced June 27 that the school is lifting a suspension imposed in the wake of the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, according to Tallahassee, Fla. ABC affiliate WXTL. Champion, 26, was found dead in a bus […]

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the National Science Foundation. The proportion of doctorates awarded to Blacks by tertiary education institutions in the United States rose from 4.2 percent in 1991 to 6.1 percent in 2011. In the […]

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