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Study: Officers in debt, divorced more likely to use deadly force

Study: Officers in debt, divorced more likely to use deadly force

BY KYLIE MADRY DALLAS MORNING NEWS/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DALLAS – A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas reports that factors like divorce and debt increase police officers’ likelihood of using deadly force. The study, published in the journal Police Quarterly, focused on indicators in officers’ personal lives. Researchers gathered […]

College presidents are still mostly  White and male

College presidents are still mostly White and male

BY BILL SCHACKNER PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – How White and male is the college presidency in America these days? Pretty White and male, but a study done every five years and being released Tuesday by the American Council on Education says there also are signs of increasing diversity. On average, the typical […]

Speedway and NASCAR make contribution to First Step Shelter

Speedway and NASCAR make contribution to First Step Shelter

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) President Chip Wile presented a check in the amount of $15,000 on Tuesday to Dr. L. Ronald Durham, with the City of Daytona Beach to help fund operations of First Step Shelter, Inc. The donation represents equal contributions from DIS, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and NASCAR. “We are committed community […]

A time for accolades and unity

A time for accolades and unity

Fears, Reed, grads among honorees at annual NAACP banquet in Daytona BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach/Volusia County NAACP celebrated its legacy as a champion for civil rights and honored others for their community efforts at its annual Freedom Fund banquet on June 10. “United We Stand Together as One’’ was the theme […]

The Safari Lounge:  The place for good times

The Safari Lounge: The place for good times

Ferguson recaps his experience as owner of the popular nightspot, which closed down last month. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Arguably the top nightspot in Daytona Beach’s Black community is gone. The Safari Lounge (historically Payne’s) at 223 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. had its final night on May 27. The popular club is […]

City’s code enforcement liens lead to foreclosures

City’s code enforcement liens lead to foreclosures

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Businesses and homes racking up code enforcement fines could soon have their property foreclosed. The Daytona Beach City Commission voted 6-0 at its June 7 regular meeting to foreclose on three properties with significant code enforcement liens. Two of those properties are located in the Black community. One is an […]

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Linda McGhee is hoping that area residents will join in the Juneteenth community festival on Saturday to learn about the holiday and partake in free activities for kids and adults. McGhee said the Daytona Beach festival is the largest Juneteenth celebration in the state. “Our celebration has vendors come from […]

Program brings together families and first responders

Program brings together families and first responders

David and Danita Blow Ministries are writing that they merged with the Bridge Building Program on June 9 to present a “Family Fun Night” at Matanzas High School Gymnasium. Over 100 children and families attended the event, showcasing personnel and vehicles from the Florida State Police, Flagler County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Palm […]

Community

Community

‘Cornbread’ returns to Midtown center on June 29 Vincent Taylor and “Cornbread’’ will return on Thursday, June 29, to the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 W. George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The 1 p.m. event is free and open to the public for youth of all ages. Author Vince Taylor created the popular “Cornbread’ […]

Black unemployment rate falls for wrong reasons

Black unemployment rate falls for wrong reasons

Job growth slows, Black workers exit labor market in May BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Black workers continued to experience lackluster job growth under the Trump administration, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Although the share of Black workers in the population that held jobs (employment-population ratio or E-POP), ticked […]