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The best credit cards for building credit

The best credit cards for building credit

BY LESLIE MCFADDEN BANKRATE.COM/TNS It’s not always easy to get a credit card if you have little or no credit history. But it is possible. You’ll likely have to get a card that is priced for higher-risk consumers. Cards in this credit category tend to have lower credit limits, high interest rates and even annual […]

Are you ever too old for a reverse mortgage loan?

Are you ever too old for a reverse mortgage loan?

BY MARCIE GEFFNER BANKRATE.COM/TNS The minimum age for homeowners to take out a reverse mortgage loan is 62. But what about the maximum age? Is anyone ever too old for this type of home loan? How it works Reverse mortgage loans allow borrowers to tap the equity in their home. No payments are required until […]

How to get your  vehicle ready for  summer road trip

How to get your vehicle ready for summer road trip

BY PATRICK CLARKE TRAVELPULSE/TNS Nearly 75 percent of Americans plan to take a road trip at some point this year, with many of those travelers hitting the highway this summer. No matter the destination or the route you take to get there, a successful trip is contingent on having a dependable vehicle. With some help […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Daytona Times has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus  July 11. It is also unclear whether the retirement is effective immediately. Sources have told […]

Hard work pays off for Campbell Middle

Hard work pays off for Campbell Middle

The school’s grade goes from ‘D’ to ‘C’ with major support from the community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Campbell Middle School received an “C’’ grade last week from the Florida Department of Education. While that was an improvement over the past few years, the school’s principal has his sights on moving that up to […]

Putting baking skills to the test

Putting baking skills to the test

Local chef competes on Food Network’s new desserts competition show BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES On most days, Andra Chisholm can be found creating mouthwatering desserts in the coffee shop at Daytona State College’s main campus in Daytona Beach. She also is the head baker in the Culinary and Hospitality Department, where that job includes […]

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Norma Bland, a longtime local community and civil rights activist, is upset with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). Bland is angry about being directly named on a school press release. She believes the school has defamed her, violated her civil rights and human rights and jeopardized her safety. Bland’s complaint is about […]

AKA chapter celebrates 15th anniversary

AKA chapter celebrates 15th anniversary

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) recently celebrated its15th anniversary with an all-white party and dinner at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach. More than 225 guests joined members to commemorate the occasion. The chapter, serving Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, was chartered on July 3, 2002. […]

Water Ways

Water Ways

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Auto companies find success with diversity programs

Auto companies find success with diversity programs

BY BRIA NICOLE STONE NNPA NEWSWIRE As tech companies struggle to recruit and hire African-Americans and other minorities, companies in another billion-dollar industry have embraced the importance of diversity and inclusion strategies that are critical to the future success of their businesses. A recent report published by General Motors found that African-Americans account for a […]