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Wynn to lead international Black morticians group

Wynn to lead international Black morticians group

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Alexander C. Wynn, III, the owner of Gainous-Wynn Funeral Home in Daytona Beach, was elected president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFD&MA) at the organization’s 78th national convention last month in St. Louis, Mo. NFD&MA is a historically African-American membership association of professional funeral directors, morticians and […]

Longtime Daytona Beach Housing Authority director laid to rest

Longtime Daytona Beach Housing Authority director laid to rest

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A celebration of life for Mr. Melvin Moore took place on Aug. 29 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Daytona Beach. Mr. Moore, director of the Daytona Beach Housing Authority for 39 years, died on Aug. 20 at age 82. His service was officiated by Rev. Willie N. Barnes. Interment […]

Free SAT/ACT prep workshop takes place Saturday at Daytona State

Free SAT/ACT prep workshop takes place Saturday at Daytona State

For Volusia and Flagler county school students preparing to sit for the SAT or ACT exams, Daytona State College has scheduled a half-day free workshop to help students feel more confident before they take the actual tests. The free SAT/ACT prep workshop, hosted by Daytona State’s College of Education and TRiO Educational Talent Search, will […]

Student financial aid application process to get easier

Student financial aid application process to get easier

New federal plan will allow families to apply earlier for grants,  and loans BY ROBERT CHANNICK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS The Department of Education announced an initiative Monday designed to make the cumbersome college financial aid application process start earlier and go easier. The new plan, which takes effect in fall 2016, allows families to begin the […]

Soaring student loan debt poses risk to economic growth

Soaring student loan debt poses risk to economic growth

BY JIM PUZZANGHERA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — Jorge Villalba was a construction worker when the housing market began slowing in 2005, so the Glendale, Calif., resident changed jobs and decided to invest in his future by going to college. So far, the investment hasn’t paid off. Villalba, 34, owes $158,000 in student loans for […]

Black women mobilizing for 2016 election

Black women mobilizing for 2016 election

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters. The partnership hopes to raise the profile of the already powerful Black women’s vote. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, Black women had the highest […]

Black Daytona, 70 years ago

Black Daytona, 70 years ago

Exhibit showcases ‘Midway’ through Gordon Parks photos BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The photographs of Gordon Parks artfully captured the lives of African-Americans in the mid-20th century with compassion and empathy. In 1943, a federal assignment brought the world-renowned photographer to Daytona Beach to capture photos of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University. Parks […]

Alfonso ‘Pangy’ Williams dies

Alfonso ‘Pangy’ Williams dies

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Alfonso “Pangy” Williams, a lifelong Daytona resident, died Sept. 2 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, Port Orange. He was 69. Born May 29, 1946 to the late Eugene Williams and Irene Williams, he graduated from Campbell Senior High School in 1964. Williams was a former football coach at Campbell Junior High, […]

Online college helps students go the distance

Online college helps students go the distance

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Kevin Finnie was a Bethune-Cookman University star running back in 1989. An athletic scholarship helped him break stats as one of former Coach Larry Little’s best rushers. But for Finnie, life and learning have since slowed down. Today, the 48-year-old father lives in Miami. He is a prostate cancer survivor […]

Focus

Focus

Magazine foundation to host baby shower, toddler’s expo The Parent Magazine Foundation along with Volusia and Flagler Parent Magazines will host the 2015 Ultimate Baby Shower and Toddler’s Expo on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. This show caters to pregnancy through the pre-school years, showcasing […]