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Baltimore college student leads efforts to raise funds for neighborhood

Baltimore college student leads efforts to raise funds for neighborhood

BY ROBERTO ALEJANDRO NNPA NEWS WIRE The riots that struck Baltimore on April 27 brought out the best in many Baltimore residents. Countless efforts to provide food, medicine, supplies and assistance with cleaning sprung up around the city. Having awakened on April 28 to a city in need of aid, Jazmyn Thompson, a University of […]

Learning to ascend to greatness

Learning to ascend to greatness

Roland Martin, others share key to success with B-CU brothers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University continues to invest in the lives of young men of color as the nation grapples with an incensed conversation on race, policing and the justice system across America. Nearly two weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, […]

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Women shed tears, shared laughter and recalled stories of old during an event remembering their mothers on Saturday. “Out of everyone who loves you, I love you the most,” singer Shaunta Williams belted out at the “Missing Our Mothers, Daughters Remember” program sponsored by VITAS Healthcare. “The event joins […]

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ocean Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John W. Harrington, chairman of B-CU’s board of trustees and one of three honorary degree recipients. The other recipients are […]

EYE CARE as you age

EYE CARE as you age

From Family Features Which health screenings and exams are top priorities for you? If you’re like most adults, monitoring your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure is probably part of your health care routine. But what about vision care? When adults reach their 40s, they often start to notice small changes in their vision, which can […]

Apple Watches and dark wrist tattoos are not meshing well

Apple Watches and dark wrist tattoos are not meshing well

BY RYAN PARKER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Well, that inks. The newly released Apple Watch may be problematic for people with dark tattoos on their wrist, the company acknowledged after complaints from customers. “Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation […]

Hotel booking scams costing Americans up to $220 million a year

Hotel booking scams costing Americans up to $220 million a year

BY HUGO MARTIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Hotel booking scams are on the rise partly because one in three vacations is set up online, with many hotel and airline reservations punched in on those tiny, hard-to-read smartphone screens. Now a hotel trade group is asking Congress and the U.S. attorney general’s office to take action on […]

Seminoles seek gambling negotiations

Seminoles seek gambling negotiations

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Seminole Tribe of Florida is asking the state to resume negotiations on renewing a five-year deal, set to expire June 30, that gives the tribe exclusive rights to operate banked card games such as blackjack at most of its casinos. The tribe sent letters on May 1 to Gov. […]

Black elected officials team up

Black elected officials team up

New group will mentor locals interested in running for office BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Minority elected officials in Volusia County have teamed up over the past few months to organize a powerful group. The eight charter members of the Minority Elected Officials of Volusia County are Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, DeLand Commissioner […]

‘Let all your life be music’

‘Let all your life be music’

Chorale festival features voices from HBCUs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES In partnership with the Southeastern African American Chorale (SEAAC) Festival and the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival, the Community Performance Series at Bethune-Cookman University presented its last performance of the season on Sunday at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center […]