Wednesday, June 3, 2020

County earmarks $8 million for COVID-19 rent, mortgage and food aid

Volusia County rolled out two new programs Tuesday to help local residents suffering financial impacts from the COVID-19 crisis, earmarking $5 million for emergency...

Black businesses reopen with caution due to coronavirus

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis eases stay-at-home restrictions to reopen the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, local businesses in the area...

JUST DO IT

The city and state finally have set up a free COVID-19 testing in Daytona’s Black community. Now residents are urged to show up. BY ANDREAS...

Volusia homeowners can apply for mortgage help

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division is accepting applications from homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Mortgage assistance may be provided to eligible households...

Volusia to offer $3,000 grants to local small businesses to offset COVID-19 impacts

Volusia County opened the application window on Thursday, May 14, on a $10 million grant program to help small businesses recover financially from the...

Wilson’s bill suspends deportations to Haiti during pandemic

On Monday, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who represents Florida’s 24th district, introduced the Haitian Deportation Relief Act, which calls for the suspension of deportations of Haitian nationals...

NAACP launches #WeAreDoneDying campaign

The NAACP has launched a campaign titled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American health care system and the country at large....

Atlanta mayor: Fatal shooting of Arbery a ‘lynching’

BY JEREMY REDMON ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — floated as a possible running mate for Joe Biden — on Sunday called...

Sorority throws member and husband a drive-by surprise anniversary party

BY JENISE GRIFFIN DAYTONA TIMES When Alma and Lonnie Brown stepped outside of their Daytona Beach home on Monday evening, they received the surprise of a...

Virus can’t stop Mr. Corbitt’s 101st birthday

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES On Wednesday afternoon, Jessie Corbitt, age 101, had a unique birthday celebration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Corbitt was saluted with a...