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Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony “Tony’’ Thompson is a retired firefighter who spent 21 years with the Daytona Beach Fire Department. He also worked with the Department of Juvenile justice for 14 years. In his book titled “In His Arms,’’ which will be released this month, he attempts to inspire youth to stay out […]

NNPA receives $1.5 million Gates grant for education campaign

NNPA receives $1.5 million Gates grant for education campaign

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a network of 211 Black-owned media companies, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a three-year, multi-media public awareness campaign focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act […]

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Daytona residents at King events had plenty to say about political controversies. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds gathered Monday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to honor slain civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday. But while they reflected on King and his legacy, there was concern about the nation’s […]

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

Campbell Middle’s new principal hosts meet and greet with parents, community about his plans to improve scores at the school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jerry Picott has big plans for Campbell Middle School and he’s wasting no time moving them forward. On Jan. 5, the new principal reached out to the community during […]

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When school reopens after the holiday break, there will be a new principal at Campbell Middle in Daytona Beach. Dr. Jerry L. Picott takes over the school located at 625 South Keech St., which is in the heart of the Black community. “For me it’s like being in the military […]

Palm Coast taking applications for 14 college internships 

Palm Coast taking applications for 14 college internships 

The City of Palm Coast is now accepting applications from college students for summer 2017 internships in environmental science, landscape architecture, GIS, public administration, capital projects management, CAD, information technology, utility, public relations, parks and recreation, video production and human resources. These paid, competitive internships are full time and are open to all current college […]

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Local businesses are hoping the national #BuyBlack campaign catches on here this holiday season. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A #BuyBlack campaign seems to be catching on this year, much to the joy of African-American business owners. Last month, Essence magazine reported that #BuyBlack has seen a takeoff. African-Americans are the largest consumer group of […]

Coretta Scott King memoir to be released in January

Coretta Scott King memoir to be released in January

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Toward the end of her life, Coretta Scott King, commissioned the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds to writer her memoir. The wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also was the founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). The book, “My Life, My Love, […]

When fun fulfills a purpose

When fun fulfills a purpose

Family Features Parents know there is a small window of time to make a meaningful, positive impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. A large portion of that influence comes at home, but it often also involves school, friends and extracurricular activities, many of which can help families make the most […]

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) is launching a comprehensive initiative to eliminate hunger and homelessness among its students as part of the college’s ongoing work to remove barriers to academic success. The college has unveiled a 10-step plan, developed as a collaborative effort among college faculty, staff, President Tom LoBasso and […]