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Nissan, Toyota defend diversity records after Rainbow Push scorecard

Nissan, Toyota defend diversity records after Rainbow Push scorecard

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA CONTRIBUTING WRITER Nissan, Toyota and Hyundai are the latest automakers to respond to the recently released Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, which issued its annual diversity scorecard earlier last month. While Ford and General Motors scored high on the scorecard which provides consumers, investors and industry experts a snapshot of each […]

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

Branch president wants commission to do full review of hiring and promotion practices BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The voice of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP was robust and firm during the Oct. 21 city commission meeting. The organization’s president, Cynthia Slater, was the first citizen to address the Daytona Beach commission […]

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN:  ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN: ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

Students open up about their experience with poverty and homelessness at DeLand conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bryanna Anderson is an African-American senior enrolled at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Amidst tears and fragile nerves, she shared an emotional story this month that chronicles a life of poverty and homelessness. Her captive audience […]

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission is requesting public input about Articles I and II of the Volusia County Home Rule Charter during two upcoming meetings. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. During […]

Daytona State photographers donating positive images to Vince Carter Sanctuary

Daytona State photographers donating positive images to Vince Carter Sanctuary

At its Nov. 10 reception, the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell wlll showcase a permanent exhibit presented by the Daytona State College’s Southeaster Center for Photographic Studies. Photography students, faculty and alumni have donated 37 images to the sanctuary. They include sweeping landscapes, children at play and other superlative vignettes of life, love and nature. […]

Fire department issues safety tips for Halloween

Fire department issues safety tips for Halloween

Consider using glow sticks or flameless candles to light up the faces of Halloween jack o’lanterns. This is just one of the safety tips Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito is offering to keep the community safe and fire free. “The latest data from the U.S. Fire Administration is that there are more than […]

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

In honor of Pro Bono Month, the Volusia County Bar Association has teamed up with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, to host a Free Legal Advice Clinic for Civil Matters. The clinic will take place at the CLSMF Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave. […]

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

The Salvation Army is seeking red kettle bell ringers. The red kettle is a century-old Christmas symbol, helping shoppers remember the needy during the holiday season.  Groups and individuals are needed from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army will be operating about 40 red kettle locations locally.  The kettles will be open from […]

Florida Senate removes Confederate flag from its seal

Florida Senate removes Confederate flag from its seal

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Without a formal vote, the Florida Senate on Monday agreed to strip the Confederate battle flag from its official seal, removing one of the few remaining vestiges of the infamous icon in state government. After some hesitation when the change first came up, senators – […]

Biketoberfest draws large crowd to Midtown

Biketoberfest draws large crowd to Midtown

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Biketoberfest rolled into Volusia County last weekend and Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. captured the motorcyclists in action. Daytona Beach was jam-packed with activities and bikers along Main Street and Beach Street but motorcyclists also found their way to Midtown as local, black-owned businesses on Martin Luther King Jr. […]