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Health department issues swimming advisory for Main Street beach area SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a swimming advisory for the Main Street area of the beach in Daytona Beach based on recent water sampling. “We typically see elevated bacteria levels during this time of year due […]

Holiday shopping habits vary with generation

Holiday shopping habits vary with generation

BY KYLE ARNOLD AND CAITLIN DINEEN ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Everyone approaches shopping for the holidays a little bit differently. From when they start shopping to who they’re shopping for to how much they spend, shopping habits are distinctly different for almost every generation. Retirees, for instance, seem to focus on gift-giving for their youngest family […]

Businessmen make strategic deposit into Black-owned bank

Businessmen make strategic deposit into Black-owned bank

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In a strategic effort to continue the movement of “Black-on-Black economics” – circulating dollars in the Black community to every extent possible – a group of Black male entrepreneurs led by the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC) has opened accounts with the D.C.-based Black-owned Industrial Bank. “In […]

Prepaid debit card companies aim to replace bank accounts

Prepaid debit card companies aim to replace bank accounts

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LO ANGELES TIMES (TNS) When Steve Streit conceived the prepaid debit card, he had something very specific in mind: a way to let kids spend money online without using a parent’s credit card. He didn’t imagine that 16 years later the cards would be used by tens of millions of lower-income […]

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Orange Avenue project called ‘slow and sloppy’ DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since construction began on Orange Avenue last year, business owners in the area have complained about the lack of access to their establishments and the loss of revenue they’ve suffered. The City of Daytona Beach’s $17.6 million project began in June 2014 as an effort […]

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly. The event included representatives […]

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A documentary is in the works that explores Daytona Beach’s African-American community. The film will include a community forum that took place on Dec. 12 featuring longtime Daytona Beach educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and a local historian. The project is the brainchild of longtime Daytona Beach resident Percy Williamson, who is presenting […]

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]

The cancer treatment that worked for Carter

The cancer treatment that worked for Carter

In clinical trials, about 24 percent of those who received a late-stage melanoma drug experienced tumor shrinkage. BY VIRGINIA ANDERSON ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION (TNS) ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter is receiving ground-breaking treatment at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, but it’s not just because he’s a former president. Indeed, the prognosis for Carter may have been […]

Deaths skyrocket among African teens With HIV

Deaths skyrocket among African teens With HIV

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A report released this month by the children’s rights agency UNICEF states that AIDS is the No. 1 killer of adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among teens globally. The new data states that most adolescents who die of AIDS-related illnesses acquired HIV when they were babies, […]