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New PACs focus on getting more Blacks into politics

New PACs focus on getting more Blacks into politics

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWS WIRE In the aftermath of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat last November, a number of groups were launched to encourage greater political participation among young people, women and minorities. Recently, the Milk River PAC hosted a dialogue on the impact of women in politics that […]

Study: Black millennials more optimistic about future than Whites, Hispanics

Study: Black millennials more optimistic about future than Whites, Hispanics

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A newly released study of millennials reveals that Black consumers between the age of 18-35 are more optimistic about their futures than Hispanics, Asians and Whites of the same age. Young African-Americans were also far more likely (59 percent) to say “anyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough.” […]

Report highlights health shortcomings

Report highlights health shortcomings

Volusia ranks No. 42 out of 67 counties in Florida when it comes to overall health. The county was at 40 a year ago. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County has taken a step back when it comes to health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin recently released its 2017 […]

Area churches preparing for busy Holy Week

Area churches preparing for busy Holy Week

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Easter is April 16 and there are plenty of activities and services for residents leading up to the Christian holiday. Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, will include services hosted by the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance. On Good Friday, April 14, the alliance will host its […]

April 8 deadline to submit Section 8 applications

April 8 deadline to submit Section 8 applications

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at […]

Embry-Riddle to debut program in aerospace physiology

Embry-Riddle to debut program in aerospace physiology

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES This fall, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will launch a unique undergraduate aerospace physiology program in collaboration with Florida Hospital for students who want to advance medical research and promote the health and well-being of pilots, astronauts, flight crew members and air or space travelers. The Daytona Beach-based program is believed to […]

Civil rights leaders share concerns with Sessions

Civil rights leaders share concerns with Sessions

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWS SERVICE Last month, leaders from six civil rights groups met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department to discuss a range of issues that are critical to the Black community. The meeting was attended by Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil […]

Women new to Washington confront rude, racist, sexist remarks

Women new to Washington confront rude, racist, sexist remarks

BY ROB HOTAKAINEN AND LINDSAY WISE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – You can’t read. Your hair looks awful. And you shake your head too much. That’s what men are telling women in Washington these days, providing a rude awakening for some newcomers. Freshman Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state said she was stunned when […]

Holding elected officials accountable

Holding elected officials accountable

NAACP hosts forum that allows leaders to give updates and interact with members of the Black community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in Daytona’s Black community recently got to question local elected officials on their plans for issues that impact them– public safety, taxes, education and much more. The Daytona Beach/Volusia County Chapter of […]

Taking a personal interest in their city

Taking a personal interest in their city

Daytona residents learn about the inner workings of the municipality during a recent citizens academy. For residents wanting to become more familiar with Daytona Beach’s everyday activities, the city offers a citizens academy program. The only cost is a commitment of time. The most recent class began on Jan. 31 and ended on March 28.  […]