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B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April and May. Dr. Diana Lee, director of the center, says a grant received from Volusia County Government will pay for the tests, which will be administered at no cost […]

Community News

Community News

An evening of MazzMuse The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand hosted a MazzMuse concert at the Athens Theater the evening of March 28 featuring Mazz Swift, right. Swift has engaged audiences all over the world with her violin/vox/freestyle composition that uses a weaving of song, melody and improvisation that she has named […]

Challenging, hopeful future for Black Press

Challenging, hopeful future for Black Press

D.C. panel discusses impact and obstacles of newspapers BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE SERVICE WASHINGTON – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University admitted that before Black Press Week, he didn’t know much about the Black Press or the Richmond Free Press, the Black newspaper published in the Virginia city where he grew […]

Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for Black communities

Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for Black communities

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS WIRE SERVICE WASHINGTON – As fossil fuel companies and environmental groups fight over the future of American energy, people of color suffer the casualties. The latest battle is occurring in the Supreme Court with National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency and its accompanying cases, in which coal mining companies […]

One new company, 400 new jobs

One new company, 400 new jobs

Distribution center expected to hire hundreds on Saturday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents ranked a lack of jobs as a top concern in the city during a town hall meeting in January. This weekend, one company will try to ease some of those concerns by beginning the application process for upward […]

Learning the inner workings of the city

Learning the inner workings of the city

Citizens Academy participants visit police department Daytona Beach Police Department Officer Marc Nelson of the SWAT division checked and rechecked a high powered rifle before handing off to a Citizen’s Academy participant to check out on Tuesday. Nelson along with officers Nicholas Fiore and Bernard “Bernie” Daven led the discussion on the DPBD allowing participants […]

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A 21-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student has been charged in a shooting on campus last month that left three students injured. Ladell Pleasure was charged with discharging a firearm on school property, which is a felony, in the Feb. 23 shooting that happened just before 7 p.m. near the university’s […]

Four-year degree programs guaranteed for DSC grads

Four-year degree programs guaranteed for DSC grads

ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) students now have a clear path to transfer to the University of Central Florida through the university’s nationally recognized DirectConnect to UCF program. The partnership was announced Tuesday by UCF President John Hitt and Daytona State Interim President Tom LoBasso during a press conference at the […]

Parents say today’s kids will have harder time growing up than they did

Parents say today’s kids will have harder time growing up than they did

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey – and no one feels this more acutely than Black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their […]

YSG welcomes community partnerships

YSG welcomes community partnerships

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The coordinator of Daytona Beach’s premier cultural and educational center is seeking individuals and businesses who are interested in offering programs to area residents. Terry Johnson, recreation coordinator for the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center along with his assistant Katherine Moore, are urging community members to stop by […]