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Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Davis defeats Brown for District 3 seat; recount in Volusia at large contest BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, made local history Tuesday night when she was elected the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat. Davis handily won the seat with 72.69 […]

Miller to appeal judge’s ruling on Zone 3 residency

Miller to appeal judge’s ruling on Zone 3 residency

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Steve Miller, who was a candidate for the Zone 3 Daytona Beach City Commission seat, says he will appeal a ruling that takes him off the Nov. 4 ballot. Circuit Court Judge William Parson ruled Monday at a hearing that Miller had failed to prove that he has lived […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Blacks express hope he can achieve his State of the Union goals BY KELLY-ANN BROWN TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it remains unclear whether or not U.S. voters are receptive to his plans for the nation’s future. The president addressed the United States Congress last […]

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who’s alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at a speech in February that were racially offensive to Blacks and Latinos. On Wednesday, […]

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Alonzo King American criminal justice entered a new era when the U.S. Supreme Court decided recently that law enforcement could take DNA samples from arrestees. However, complex consequences await communities of color already reeling from police abuse of stop and frisk practices. It’s not simply about DNA evidence being a better way to catch and […]