Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson University is presenting its 2016 Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Rinker Field House,...

Learning about college, Christ and life

The Exploring Gifts and Graces program, now underway at B-CU, is presenting high school students with skills to help them beyond school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA...

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...

Minority populations up, minority teachers down

BY ROBERT BESS NNPA NEWS WIRE The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is...

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond...

Symposium to focus on student engagement

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Two leading experts on promoting student engagement and success inside and outside the halls of higher education will speak at Daytona...

Gaps in teacher effectiveness can hurt young minority students

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade...

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...

Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to local schoolkids starting Saturday

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to Daytona Beach residents during the eighth annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. The...

Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Year after year in measure after measure, Black, Latino, and Native American students trail their White peers...

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