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Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Organizers of area events doubt anyone locally was involved. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Although a note implicating Black Lives Matter was found next to a firebombed Daytona Beach police car early Sunday morning, area organizers of marches and protests don’t believe anyone locally connected with the movement was involved. The car, which was parked […]

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Community events are focusing on seeking solutions, understanding BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Recent shootings across the nation have intensified local efforts to address violence. On July 17, a small group of residents attended an event at the Dickerson Community Center and James Huger Park, located in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents and officers of the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will get a chance to sip coffee and chat during an informal event next week at a local Starbucks. Coffee with a Cop will take place at 5 p.m. July 29 at the Starbucks at 110 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona […]

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Nearly three months after its launch, the first Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program in Florida has a full roster. To build additional community support for the program, the Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership is hosting a public meeting beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, at the […]

Danger never takes a holiday

Danger never takes a holiday

Travelers need to be aware of potential perils BY JOHN HAYES PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE In 2015, off East Coast beaches from Virginia to Florida, unwitting tourists were attacked as they floated on surfboards at dusk, the prime feeding time for sharks. In the same year, in separate incidents at Yellowstone National Park, two […]

How to make money on your next road trip

How to make money on your next road trip

BY JOSH NOEL CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Marc Gorlin was sitting in his truck in Montgomery, Alabama, needing to get bathroom tile from Birmingham to the Florida Panhandle, when he was struck with a realization: Dozens, if not hundreds, of people would just so happen to be making that trip in the coming days or weeks. And […]

Why flight attendants conduct seatbelt instructions

Why flight attendants conduct seatbelt instructions

BY GEORGE HOBICA AIRFAREWATCHDOG.COM If you fly on a commercial airliner and listen to the safety demo (most people don’t listen, of course), you may wonder why the video or crew instructs you how to use the seatbelt. The instructions have been the butt of many a comedian’s joke (“In case you haven’t been in […]

Celebrity response to police killings is nothing new

Celebrity response to police killings is nothing new

BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE Young people in Dr. Martin Lutner King Jr.’s native Atlanta responded to the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile with consecutive nights of marches. Celebrities spotted in the protests included rapper T.I. and actress Zendaya Coleman. Other stars have spoken up about these and similar […]

‘Ghostbusters’ star barraged with racist and abusive tweets

‘Ghostbusters’ star barraged with racist and abusive tweets

BY AMY KAUFMAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the months leading up to the release of the “Ghostbusters” reboot, the film’s female stars have been the targets of criticism from online trolls who feel immense loyalty to the 1984 original. Now that the movie has hit theaters – debuting with over $46 million in box-office receipts […]

100 Black men, GM steer youth toward STEM careers

100 Black men, GM steer youth toward STEM careers

BY BRELAUN DOUGLAS SPECIAL TO THE NNPA In an effort to boost minority participation in science and technology, 100 Black Men of America recently hosted a panel discussion with representatives from General Motors to encourage young minorities to think outside the box when it comes to their career paths. Last month, 100 Black Men of […]