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Florida lawmakers continue to get wealthier

Florida lawmakers continue to get wealthier

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Being in the state’s “part-time” Legislature might tax members’ time, but for most it hasn’t caused financial heartaches. With all 160 annual financial-disclosure reports from House and Senate members now available – the reports were due July 1, the last outstanding report was posted online Friday – […]

FLORIDA BRIEFS

FLORIDA BRIEFS

Guns, medical marijuana at issue in House As lawmakers continue preparing for the 2016 legislative session, House panels next week will take up a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms and will get an update about a medical-marijuana law passed last year. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday will consider a […]

Fire department hit with EEOC complaint

Fire department hit with EEOC complaint

Daytona Lt. Larry Stoney says he was racially discriminated against in city’s 2013 selection of chief BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Fire Department Lt. Larry Stoney said he has filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim against the city, citing that he was racially discriminated against when he was denied the appointment […]

REMEMBERING TIMESHA AND DIONA

REMEMBERING TIMESHA AND DIONA

B-CU pays tribute to two slain students during campus memorial BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family paid tribute to Timesha “Lisa” Carswell and Diona McDonald Wednesday during a moving memorial service held on campus. Carswell, 21, and McDonald, 19, died on Sept. 17 after being fatally shot by 27-year-old York Zed Bodden, […]

Conference connects students at HBCUs to White House

Conference connects students at HBCUs to White House

BY GRACE TOOHEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Shaw University senior Bryann Guyton spent the first half of her week in the nation’s capital as an “all-star,” but it had nothing to do with sports. Guyton, a business administration major and student-athlete at the historically Black school in Raleigh, N.C., instead was among the 83 […]

NAACP ends march with thoughts of Middle Passage

NAACP ends march with thoughts of Middle Passage

A dedicated veteran who adopted the name in memory of enslaved Africans died of a heart attack during the Journey for Justice trip from Selma to Washington. BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – At the end of July, a man named Middle Passage boarded a bus from his home in La Jara, Colo., […]

NNPA honors dancer, journalist at 75th  anniversary dinner

NNPA honors dancer, journalist at 75th anniversary dinner

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference last week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. The awards are given to those who have demonstrated leadership in the Black community and support of the […]

Georgia teen determined to help Ted Cruz become president

Georgia teen determined to help Ted Cruz become president

BY SYLVAN LANE DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS WASHINGTON — It’s the start of a new school year, and C.J. Pearson is a busy guy. The conservative social media star from Georgia is enlisting fellow teenagers across the country to help Texas Sen. Ted Cruz win the Republican presidential nomination. He’s also running for re-election as student […]

Orange Avenue work still crippling stores

Orange Avenue work still crippling stores

Store owners say the city’s slow construction project has led to a huge drop in customers. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Minority businesses report profit losses as steep as 40 percent during the ongoing construction of Orange Avenue from Nova Road to Beach Street. The problem is twofold: Cars can’t navigate signage leading to complex […]

Quincy Culver remembered as businessman, church leader

Quincy Culver remembered as businessman, church leader

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Funeral Services for Mr. Quincy Lee Culver, Sr., were held Aug. 28 at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach with the Rev. Craig L. Robinson, pastor, delivering the eulogy. Mr. Quincy died Aug. 21 at Halifax Health Hospice, Port Orange, after a short illness. He was 86. […]