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From ‘crack baby’ to author and CEO

From ‘crack baby’ to author and CEO

Shawn Blanchard shares obstacles, keys to success in new book BY EDWARD HENDERSON SAN DIERGO VOICE AND VIEWPOINT/NNPA The term “crack baby’’ emerged into the social consciousness in the 1980s and 1990s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage […]

No real drama during Kaine, Trump visits

No real drama during Kaine, Trump visits

Candidates stomp for votes during rallies at Ocean Center, Daytona State BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Despite serious clashes between Donald Trump protesters and supporters in some major U.S. cities, there were no incidents reported during his stop Wednesday in Daytona Beach. On Wednesday, the presidential nominee spoke to a massive crowd of about 8,000 […]

Daytona giving away more school supplies Saturday

Daytona giving away more school supplies Saturday

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF School starts on Aug. 15 and Daytona Beach parents who need help with school supplies are in luck. The Daytona Beach Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway continues this Saturday. Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away from 9 a.m. to noon at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St. The event will […]

Some homeless now in motels but may not be for long

Some homeless now in motels but may not be for long

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this week, dozens of people had to leave a temporary homeless shelter behind the Salvation Army in Daytona Beach and move into local motels. After being on the streets and in parks most of Monday, they were relocated to motels such as the Host Inn at 315 Bellevue Ave. […]

Justice Assistance Grant funds available for nonprofits, cities

Justice Assistance Grant funds available for nonprofits, cities

Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations and local cities for funds from an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Eligible programs include law enforcement; crime labs and forensics; crime prevention; prosecution, indigent defense and courts; corrections and community corrections; re-entry services; behavioral health assessment and […]

Alphas’ Black Diamond Soiree a party with  a purpose

Alphas’ Black Diamond Soiree a party with a purpose

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted its Black Diamond Soiree on July 30 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Sunset Harbor in Daytona Beach. The soiree included plenty of dancing, food and fellowship. Guests also were treated to a step show by Alpha Phi Alpha members. More than 200 attended, […]

Community News

Community News

Progressives to host candidate forums The Daytona Beach Area Progressives will host a candidate forum on Aug. 8 at The Peoples White House, 736 South Beach St., Daytona Beach. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. All candidates for the position of Volusia County Chair (Jason Davis, Greg Gimbert, Ed […]

Orlando club could become latest tragedy tourism destination

Orlando club could become latest tragedy tourism destination

BY CAITLIN DINEEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – The Pulse nightclub, the gay venue where 49 people were shot and killed in June, has found its way onto itineraries for tourists from around the world who pay their respects and leave handmade memorials. Although the club remains closed and cordoned off with a fence, its owner […]

Ybor City is state’s very own ‘French Quarter’

Ybor City is state’s very own ‘French Quarter’

BY MATT MAUNEY ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Think of it as Florida’s version of French Quarter in New Orleans. Ybor City (pronounced EE-bor) is a historic district just northeast of downtown Tampa that features brick streets and dozens of bars. Ybor can be quiet at times during the mornings and early afternoons, with modest traffic to an […]

Airfares cheapest they’ve been since 2010

Airfares cheapest they’ve been since 2010

BY LAUREN ZUMBACH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS U.S. airfares were the cheapest they’ve been since 2010 in the first quarter of 2016, the federal government said last week. The average price of a domestic ticket dropped to $361 in the first quarter, down 7.8 percent from the same period in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of […]