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New study underscores power of the Black press

New study underscores power of the Black press

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE The most effective way for companies to connect with African-Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen. This year’s edition, titled, “Powerful. Growing. Influential: The African-American Consumer 2014 Report,” marks the start of a partnership between Nielsen and […]

Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work

Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work

President speaks Saturday at Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of unfinished work to be done in order to make the nation a more perfect union, […]

Mom: Son’s ‘sentence wasn’t death’

Mom: Son’s ‘sentence wasn’t death’

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice […]

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Business owners, managers and a pastor voiced their concerns over the closing of parts of Orange Avenue at last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The overall complaint: Patrons can’t get to the businesses. Prior to the meeting, City Commissioner Paula Reed, whose district covers the area, walked along […]

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rainfall has caused isolated flooding in coastal Volusia County as forecasters expect additional storms through Friday. Record-setting rainfall since Wednesday morning included Daytona Beach, 7.95 inches; Ormond Beach, 6.37 inches; and New Smyrna Beach, 5.58 inches. The primary areas impacted are east of Nova Road. County traffic maintenance crews […]

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand will hold an opening reception for photojournalist Duane Fernandez on Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring his exhibit, “The Trayvon Martin Journey: From Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL and Washington D.C.” Following the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The local alumni and college chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host a voter registration drive Saturday during the home football game of Bethune-Cookman University against Florida Tech. “We are joining with other chapters and with the college chapter starting at noon,” John Huger Sr., president of […]

Congressional leaders join Black churches for ‘Freedom Summer’

Congressional leaders join Black churches for ‘Freedom Summer’

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot […]

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An additional 50 body cameras have been requested by the Daytona Beach Police Department to the City of Daytona Beach. The Axon Flex body cameras used by law enforcement total $204,103 including associated mounting hardware, camera docking stations, hosted software service, data storage and hardware maintenance from Taser International. […]

Health educator takes stand against smoking

Health educator takes stand against smoking

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Charles Bethune is the new Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The Mainland High School and Bethune-Cookman University graduate has been working to establish Volusia County SWAT clubs for the 2014-2015 school year at local Volusia County middle schools. SWAT […]