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Community Unity Festival will have activities for all ages

Community Unity Festival will have activities for all ages

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The second annual Community Unity Festival is offering local residents one last chance for free summer fun this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 555 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. The City of Daytona Beach and a host of corporate and community sponsors welcome […]

Daytona residents continue to advocate for homeless

Daytona residents continue to advocate for homeless

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Public advocates for homelessness were armed with picket signs and fury at the Aug. 5. Daytona Beach commission meeting. The messages Mayor Derrick L. Henry and six city commissioners were forced to view until the near two-hour session convened read three poignant words each: “Housing Not Handcuffs;” “Shelter Can’t Wait;” […]

Daytona State offering ‘one-stop shop’ enrollment on Saturday

Daytona State offering ‘one-stop shop’ enrollment on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Time’s getting short to sign up for fall classes at Daytona State College (DSC). Students can “one-stop shop” at DSC’s Fall Enrollment Day on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Daytona Beach Campus, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event makes it easy to complete everything from application to registration, […]

Memorial service is Saturday in Atlanta for Beau Hardeman

Memorial service is Saturday in Atlanta for Beau Hardeman

Former Daytona Beach resident Beaureguarde “Beau’’ Hardeman has died after a bout with cancer. Hardeman had been living in Atlanta for years, where he was a respected chess coach. He was retired from AT&T. Plans are being made for a bus to Atlanta for his memorial service on Saturday, Aug. 15. The service is at […]

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Summer finale party set for Aug. 15 at DeLand YMCA The DeLand Family YMCA is hosting the Best Summer Ever Finale Party on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All children 9-13 who were registered in the Best Summer Ever program are welcome to attend for free T-shirts, food, fun and fitness. Activities […]

Black male enrollment declines in med schools

Black male enrollment declines in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON –The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’ future ability to have health-care providers be as diverse as the patients they serve, according to a new report by the Association of American Medical […]

High school graduation may require more than grades, test scores

High school graduation may require more than grades, test scores

BY BRENDA IASEVOLI THE HECHINGER REPORT/TNS Looking smart in a blue button-down shirt, Jorge Magana, 18, zipped through a PowerPoint presentation with the confidence of a Fortune 500 CEO. Seated in front Magana in a classroom at Los Angeles High School of the Arts was a panel of three judges: the school’s assistant principal, a […]

Daytona chief formally seeks body-cam funds

Daytona chief formally seeks body-cam funds

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department has applied for grant funding that would allow it to purchase more body cameras for local law enforcement. Earlier this year, 112 Daytona police officers were wearing the body-cams. Police Chief Michael Chitwood is seeking an additional 80 to ensure that his entire force is […]

Former Ohio officer indicted in shooting death of Black motorist

Former Ohio officer indicted in shooting death of Black motorist

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE “He purposely killed him.” That’s how an Ohio prosecutor described a White police officer’s actions in shooting an unarmed African-American motorist he pulled over for not having a front license plate. “This is without question a murder,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said last week as he announced the indictment of […]

Apaches refuse to relinquish sacred land

Apaches refuse to relinquish sacred land

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON NNPA NEWS SERVICE When San Carlos Apache Tribal Council member Wendsler Nosie found out late last year that Arizona Sen. John McCain had tucked a rider into the National Defense Authorization Act that transfers 2,500 acres of Apache land to a foreign copper company, anger and resolve bubbled up inside in […]