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A teachable moment about racism

A teachable moment about racism

The New Smyrna Beach man who was given a ‘hateful’ letter hopes it gets more Black voters to the polls. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES At age 78, New Smyrna Beach native Lester Mitchell has witnessed his share of racism. So a letter he was handed earlier this month citing how today’s Blacks are still […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

Curator shares insight on Black History museum

Curator shares insight on Black History museum

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors and […]

Daytona State Faculty Senate honors staffers

Daytona State Faculty Senate honors staffers

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College’s Faculty Senate has awarded peers and staff with annual recognition for outstanding service to students and their professions. This year, six faculty and one staff member earned accolades from the college’s Faculty Senate. Additionally, two recently retired faculty received professor emeritus titles at Daytona State College (DSC). […]

Family suicide prevention training this month

Family suicide prevention training this month

Family suicide prevention training this month The FL LINC (Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care) project in partnership with Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare is offering a free Family Suicide Prevention training on Monday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The training will be held at the University of Central Florida Daytona Beach campus, Bldg. 140, Room […]

Teacher’s back-to-school rap video goes viral

Teacher’s back-to-school rap video goes viral

BY LEONOR VIVANCO CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Give the new teacher an A for effort. Dwayne Reed, who said he was “more excited than nervous” about starting this week as a fourth-grade student teacher for the fall semester at Stenson Elementary School in Skokie, Ill., made a three-minute rap video to welcome his 24 students and introduce […]

Rooting for academic success

Rooting for academic success

Students get handshakes and encouragement from local men during Million Father March BY DAYTONA STAFF When Turie T. Elementary School students and their parents stepped on campus Monday morning, they received warm greetings from a group of male leaders from Bethune-Cookman University and the community. The event was a continuation of the Million Father March, […]

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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 […]