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Cosby finally breaks his silence

Cosby finally breaks his silence

Entertainment legend talks to Black Press about health and career – but not legal battles BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that […]

New Orleans removing racist Confederate monuments

New Orleans removing racist Confederate monuments

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE Against a backdrop of death threats and under the cover of night, officials in New Orleans have begun to dismantle Confederate monuments honoring racists of the Civil War and Jim Crow eras of United States history. Workers removing the first of four monuments wore bulletproof vests, helmets and hid […]

New report: Black doctors making less than White ones

New report: Black doctors making less than White ones

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report. Approximately 19,200 physicians across 26 areas of medicine were asked questions about annual compensation, race, gender, geography and job satisfaction. The report, detailed by CBS News, revealed that […]

Homeless sound off on location of shelter

Homeless sound off on location of shelter

Volusia moves forward with providing funds, but there are complaints about how those who need it will get there. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council voted last week to have County Attorney Dan Eckert draw up a contract to help fund the construction and operation costs for a proposed homeless shelter in […]

Making a difference one step at a time

Making a difference one step at a time

Easter Seals’ Walk With Me raises funds, awareness SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Eleven years ago, twins Jayden and Jordan Harper were born prematurely (at 27 weeks) at Winnie Palmer Hospital. Jayden spent 10 months in an incubator while Jordan was able to return home to his mother, Jasmine Harper, in Daytona Beach after two […]

Johnson a finalist for Florida principal of the year

Johnson a finalist for Florida principal of the year

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Earl Johnson, principal of Matanzas High School in Flagler County, has been named a finalist for the Florida Department of Education’s principal of the year. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced the finalists last week for the outstanding principal and assistant principal of the year. “I am pleased to recognize […]

Daytona police hosting bike ride, carnival at Dickerson Center

Daytona police hosting bike ride, carnival at Dickerson Center

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department and the City of Daytona Beach will present the Daytona 100, a bike ride followed by a carnival on Saturday, April 29. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther […]

Greater Friendship pastor has plans to help youth, seniors, vets

Greater Friendship pastor has plans to help youth, seniors, vets

BY JAMES HARPER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Michael A. Chambers says his roots are planted and he’s ready to take Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach to another level. Chambers came to Daytona Beach from Baltimore, Md., and will be celebrating his first year anniversary next month as pastor of one […]

A facelift for Westside Elementary

A facelift for Westside Elementary

School in Black neighborhood to get new classrooms and cafeteria BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A school in Daytona Beach’s Black community soon will be given a facelift. The Volusia County School District plans to renovate Westside Elementary located at 1210 Jimmy Ann Drive. “It’s been long overdue. A renovated Westside will be a great […]

Ronni Williams makes history

Ronni Williams makes history

Basketball standout becomes the first local woman drafted into the WNBA BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ronni Williams is heading to the WNBA, making her the first Volusia County woman to be drafted by the professional basketball league. The former Atlantic High School and University of Florida (UF) basketball standout was drafted April 13 by […]