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Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Forty students from schools throughout Central Florida became junior cyber sleuths June 23-26, participating in a virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges at Daytona State College’s second annual summer cyber camp. The students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, were introduced to beginner and intermediate computer […]

Report: All students benefit by having minority teachers

Report: All students benefit by having minority teachers

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress (CAP). “A study of the relationship between the presence of African-American teachers in […]

Possible Black majority at Daytona City Hall

Possible Black majority at Daytona City Hall

Election of  Miller and Moore would create another historic commission for Daytona Beach BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A previous commissioner and a longtime political insider are vying for two open seats on the Daytona Beach City Commission. Steve Miller, who served on the commission from 1993-1995 in Zone 5, is seeking to unseat […]

No repeat of 2009 on Orange Avenue

No repeat of 2009 on Orange Avenue

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s a great day in Daytona Beach and a great day in Zone 6,” Paula Reed, Daytona Beach City Commissioner said last week at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project held at James Huger Park on Orange Avenue. The project is more than 20 years in […]

Beaten, branded and abused: Black girls disproportionately victims of trafficking

Beaten, branded and abused: Black girls disproportionately victims of trafficking

Editor’s note:  This is part one of a three-part series on sexual slavery and Black America. It follows a special edition last year that explored the subject. Sex trafficking plagues young Black girls and a growing legion of advocates is working to help rescue children who’ve been pimped out and to prevent others from being […]

No warrant? No problem:  How the government can get your digital data

No warrant? No problem: How the government can get your digital data

BY THEODORIC MEYER SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge, but there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement – from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service – to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. […]

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Over the course of a 32-year teaching career, Jacqueline James noticed a glaring problem—Black history was slowly but surely being ignored in the schools where she worked. When it was outright dropped from her required curricula, she got creative, using Black history calendar factoids for penmanship lessons. […]

Daytonan making living by going organic

Daytonan making living by going organic

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The family of Gainey’s Farm Fresh Produce has been farming outside of Gainesville since the early 1900s. Now Seabreeze High School graduate Maurice Gainey and his wife, Gertie, are the lifeblood of the farm specializing in organic produce. Turnip greens, okra, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, several varieties […]

An evening of grace and elegance

An evening of grace and elegance

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter presents biennial Debutante Cotillion SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Tristen Johnson, daughter of Rufus and Teresa Johnson, was crowned Miss Cotillion during the biennial Debutante Cotillion sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega chapter.     Eight young ladies were presented to society during the event June 21 […]

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach broke ground Thursday morning in front of the Dickerson Center signifying the beginning of the Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. As first reported in the Daytona Times back in 2012, the initial estimate for the overhaul was estimated to cost $19 million. However, through the […]