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DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

Remembrance for Marlon Brown draws families who have lost sons from around state, nation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The family of Marlon Brown along with the Families United 4 Justice organization came together earlier this month to remember the man slain two years ago by a DeLand police officer. Families from Florida, Georgia, California and […]

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

Hundreds of churchgoing brothers and their families march for justice in Midtown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For several days last week, hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas gathered at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach for the 14th annual Sons of Allen Retreat. The retreat included worship services, Bible studies and a […]

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The theme for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’ The local branch’s chosen speaker for the May 30 banquet – Henry “Hank’’ Thomas – is all too familiar with that quest to pursue liberty in […]

Take Stock in Children honors  grads, welcomes new participants

Take Stock in Children honors grads, welcomes new participants

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship and mentoring program facilitated locally through FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, held its annual New Student Induction and Senior Recognition Ceremony on May 14 at the Daytona International Speedway. Newly selected participants as well as graduating high school seniors were recognized at […]

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas are planning to participate in a march in Daytona Beach Friday as part of a “Save Our Sons’’ event. The May 15 march is one of the events scheduled this week during the 14th Annual Sons of Allen Retreat hosted by the […]

Volusia Teachers Organization celebrates 25th year with awards program

Volusia Teachers Organization celebrates 25th year with awards program

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Volusia Teachers Organization (VTO) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Monday with a program at its office, 1381 Educators Road, Daytona Beach. On May 24, 1990, VTO became the bargaining unit for the instructional staff of the public school system in Volusia County. “Although last week was nationally recognized as […]

Embry-Riddle students win $75,000 EPA grant

Embry-Riddle students win $75,000 EPA grant

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students in aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering have returned to the Daytona Beach Campus as one of seven collegiate teams to win a cash prize of $75,000 in the 11th annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet competition (EPA P3), held recently near Washington, […]

More turning to walk-in clinics for convenience, cost

More turning to walk-in clinics for convenience, cost

BY TONY PUGH MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON — The tradition and inconvenience of appointment-based health care is under attack across America. A growing number of walk-in health clinics, with late-night and weekend hours, on-site prescription drugs and cheaper prices, are proving a hit with busy patients who’ve grown tired of getting medical treatment when it’s […]

Black unemployment rate dips below 10 percent

Black unemployment rate dips below 10 percent

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the Black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of White workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent. […]

TSA to stop singling out Black women for hair searches

TSA to stop singling out Black women for hair searches

BLACKNEWS.COM TSA, the nation’s Transportation Security Administration, has agreed to stop searching through the hair of African-American women who wear all natural hairstyles. The agency said, “TSA has reached an informal agreement with the ACLU to enhance officer training. Racial profiling is not tolerated by TSA. Not only is racial profiling prohibited under DHS and […]

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