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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 […]

Early Learning Coalition to host Duck Race

Early Learning Coalition to host Duck Race

The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties (ELCFV) will present its fourth annual Duck Race in Daytona Beach Saturday, April 8. Individuals can sponsor a rubber duck in a race down Rose Bay at Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to benefit ELCFV and […]

How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

Discover your heritage at the Volusia County Public Library system, which will offer six introductory genealogy programs in March. Genealogy librarians Kim Dolce and Richard Burrow will discuss the tools and techniques for genealogy research during these free programs at the county’s six regional library branches: •2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ormond Beach Regional Library, […]

‘Ms. Jackie’s Bus’ a vehicle for young people to understand their own challenges

‘Ms. Jackie’s Bus’ a vehicle for young people to understand their own challenges

“Ms. Jackie’s Bus,” a dramatic play, is a showstopper, crystalizing what our kids are going through today – their struggles, issues, fears, choices and decisions. Playwright/director Anthony “Tony” Felton premiered his latest take on the pain and the drama dialogued in a two-act play, resonating song, dance and comedy. The play prioritizes the loneliness, misunderstandings […]

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million to Chicago school system

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million to Chicago school system

BY MONIQUE GARCIA AND JUAN PEREZ JR. CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hours after Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered two options to provide $215 million to help the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper put up $1 million to support arts programming in the district. The rapper called his donation a “call to action” […]