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Black jobless rate double the number Whites experience

Black jobless rate double the number Whites experience

Black jobless rate double the number Whites experience BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWSWIRE Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for Black workers, in general. Not […]

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona Beach’s swearing in of recently elected city commission members took place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, prior to the regular meeting. Dannette Henry, took the oath of office as a new commission meeting. Dannette (Zone 5) replaces her brother, Patrick, who was elected to the state House of Representatives District 26 seat. Aaron Delgado also […]

Bank employees help to clean up Hope House

Bank employees help to clean up Hope House

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Instead of spending their Friday morning at the bank, Wells Fargo employees ended their workweek clearing debris from Hurricane Matthew around the outside of the Eric Christopher DeVriese, Jr. Hope House for homeless and unaccompanied teens. “Hurricane Matthew impacted so many people across Northeast Florida,” said Lori Dahm, Southeast Corporate […]

Community News

Community News

Ocean Center to host Light up Volusia The Ocean Center will host the sixth annual Light up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free event. Highlights of the event will include the […]

Miami Heat to retire Shaq’s No. 32 during Dec. 22 game

Miami Heat to retire Shaq’s No. 32 during Dec. 22 game

BY IRA WINDERMAN SUN SENTINEL/TNS The Los Angeles Lakers essentially gifted the Miami Heat championship possibilities with the 2004 trade of Shaquille O’Neal. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the Heat announced Monday that the team will retire O’Neal’s No. 32 Heat jersey when the Lakers visit AmericanAirlines Arena on Dec. 22. The halftime ceremony […]

Where homeless can get a Thanksgiving meal

Where homeless can get a Thanksgiving meal

Salvation Army, Greek Orthodox Church to provide holiday dinners BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The homeless in the Daytona Beach area have at least two places to get a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. The Salvation Army at 560 Ballough Road in Daytona Beach will be having its Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. until […]

‘A safe place for the children to serve Christ’

‘A safe place for the children to serve Christ’

Rose Marie Bryon Center celebrates 70th anniversary BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center has been a staple in Daytona’s Black community for decades. On Nov. 10, the center held a celebration for its 70th anniversary with about 350 people in attendance. The center is located at 725 South St. “Everyone […]

Learn how to make holiday decorations from your yard

Learn how to make holiday decorations from your yard

Learn how to create holiday decorations from natural materials found in your yard at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Linda Landrum, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will demonstrate how to make a holiday arrangement, grape […]

Greater Friendship Squad in action

Greater Friendship Squad in action

The Squad Youth Ministry of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach held its first kickball competition on Saturday. The competition was between the youth and some of the older men in the church, also known as The Brotherhood. The Squad’s motto is “It’s not who we are, it’s what we do.’’ The next […]

First pass debris removal complete for unincorporated Flagler County

First pass debris removal complete for unincorporated Flagler County

Flagler County is expecting to complete its first pass of debris removal throughout the unincorporated areas of the county by the close of business Friday. The county’s contractor, Crowder Gulf, began removing debris left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 10. Currently efforts are being concentrated in the Town of Beverly Beach, which […]