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Daytona resident leading state criminal justice organization

Daytona resident leading state criminal justice organization

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach resident Linda A. Brooks began serving her term as state president of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency (FCCD) in November. During the organization’s first quarterly board meeting, Brooks discussed the theme for her presidency, which is “Transforming Race and Crime in our Communities through Education, Empathy and […]

How to avoid a holiday finance hangover

How to avoid a holiday finance hangover

BY ANDREW DEPIETRO GOBANKINGRATES.COM/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The amount of money Americans spend during the holidays is pretty incredible. In 2015, holiday retail sales totaled more than $630 billion, according to Statista. With so much money being spent, it makes sense that so many people find themselves in post-holiday debt. Indeed, according to the TD […]

Consider giving money, time, food, items to help needy

Consider giving money, time, food, items to help needy

FAMILY FEATURES With the season of giving in full swing, try turning your attention away from gift giving in the traditional sense and instead focus on a whole different kind of giving. Charitable giving comes in many forms, and there are numerous causes in nearly every community that accept donations of more than just money. […]

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Local businesses are hoping the national #BuyBlack campaign catches on here this holiday season. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A #BuyBlack campaign seems to be catching on this year, much to the joy of African-American business owners. Last month, Essence magazine reported that #BuyBlack has seen a takeoff. African-Americans are the largest consumer group of […]

Trove of talent at Midtown Music Studio

Trove of talent at Midtown Music Studio

Open house at Daytona center brings out talented musicians from all genres FROM STAFF REPORTS A musical open house event was held the afternoon of Dec. 4 at the Midtown Music Studio located inside the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center at 925 George W Engram Blvd. The center is owned and operated by the City […]

Network expanding services to help  HIV/AIDS patients

Network expanding services to help HIV/AIDS patients

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Outreach Community Care Network in Daytona Beach provides services for HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C patients. The community-based organization, located at 240 N. Frederick Ave., held a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1 that was open to the public. “It is more about putting awareness out in the community. […]

Harvey says career has gone ‘above and beyond’ his imagination

Harvey says career has gone ‘above and beyond’ his imagination

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days. The comedian, who is beloved by millions, has been busy preparing for the reboot of the classic “Showtime at the Apollo” talent contest that will air on Fox. The first episode of the reboot aired on Dec. 5 […]

‘It could happen anywhere’

‘It could happen anywhere’

Local college students says they feel safe on campuses despite incidents like the one this week at Ohio State. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Abdul Razik Ali Artan was shot and killed by police after he attacked and injured 11 students at Ohio State University on Monday morning. Artan, a student at the school, injured […]

The blessing of a box of food

The blessing of a box of food

Times photographer, others help families, children’s center Daytona Times photographer Duane C. Fernandez Sr., who also is president of the Team Hardnotts University Youth Awareness Program Inc., donated $500 to the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center last month for 10 boxes of Thanksgiving food that went to One Step At A Time Holy Ghost Filled […]

Light Up Midtown returns with senior prom and health fair

Light Up Midtown returns with senior prom and health fair

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s once again time for the real senior prom. The free prom for senior citizens is part of Light Up Midtown activities, which will kick off on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. […]