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NNPA receives $1.5 million Gates grant for education campaign

NNPA receives $1.5 million Gates grant for education campaign

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a network of 211 Black-owned media companies, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a three-year, multi-media public awareness campaign focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act […]

How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

FAMILY FEATURES Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. – regardless of background – robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can be well thought-out enough that it’s not always easy to know […]

Cheaper fares: Does the day you buy matter?

Cheaper fares: Does the day you buy matter?

BY LINDA LOYD PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Travelers everywhere would like a magic potion to predict the best time to buy an airline ticket to get a good deal at the lowest price. Although seasoned travel advisers say there is no perfect moment to book an airfare, a recent study by Expedia Inc. and Airlines Reporting Corp., […]

What Blacks need to know before filing taxes

What Blacks need to know before filing taxes

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Tax season has officially begun and it’s time to find those deductibles and items that might help offset some of what you might have to pay the government by April 15. For African-Americans, filing income taxes has never been simple – nor has it historically been anything to look […]

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Daytona residents at King events had plenty to say about political controversies. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds gathered Monday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to honor slain civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday. But while they reflected on King and his legacy, there was concern about the nation’s […]

Something for everyone at book festival

Something for everyone at book festival

More than 40 authors participate in sixth annual literary event. COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For book lovers, the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center was the place to be last weekend. More than 40 authors from across the country participated in the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival held Jan. 12-14 in Daytona Beach. From comic books to […]

New police chief plans to boost outreach in Black community

New police chief plans to boost outreach in Black community

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department is under a new command. Longtime Daytona Beach Police Officer Craig “Spike’’ Capri was sworn in as chief during a ceremony last week in front of a packed house at City Hall. “I’ve always had faith in myself, this department and community. I am very […]

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach. The performance is free and open to all. “Oh, What Love” features vibrant, original music, dance routines, stories of transformation and audiovisual effects. The show fuses lively contemporary gospel with traditional […]

Principal: ‘We must take responsibility for keeping the dream alive’

Principal: ‘We must take responsibility for keeping the dream alive’

Dr. Earl Johnson, school principal at the area’s Matanzas High School, drew attention to issues that we are facing today. What we lack were dealt with in Dr. Johnson’s keynote address for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial celebration on Monday. It was presented by the New York City Transit Retirees of Palm […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Sorority seeks candidates for Men of Tomorrow program The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is looking for candidates for its biennial Men of Tomorrow program that celebrates the African-American male by introducing 11th and 12th grade young men to various cultural, educational and social experiences. The sorority will conduct an orientation […]