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B-CU’s Black baseball players impact season

B-CU’s Black baseball players impact season

Four discuss playing at HBCU, percentage of African-Americans in Major League Baseball BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has built a strong baseball program dating back to the mid-1990s. The Wildcats arguably has the top HBCU (historically Black College and university (program). B-CU has won 14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles and made 14 […]

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Midtown Education and Cultural Center still on schedule; city eliminates jobs, sports programs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Chairs, tables, jump ropes, bowling balls, hurdles and other equipment soon will fill the Midtown Education and Cultural Center, which is expected to open the end of May. Daytona Beach city commissioners approved the purchase of about […]

Women’s educational experiences lead to CARE at Daytona State College

Women’s educational experiences lead to CARE at Daytona State College

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new program at Daytona State College that could help many get into school and succeed. The College Access Retention and Enrichment (CARE) program is designed to assist non-traditional college students such as single parents, low-income residents and public housing tenants get an education. Difficult circumstances The program […]

NAACP’s Slater weighs in on Chitwood, Cusack flap

NAACP’s Slater weighs in on Chitwood, Cusack flap

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach NAACP president has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the local police chief’s comments about Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack’s appointment of an Indian American to the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA). Cynthia Slater calls Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood’s comments about Cusack’s appointment of Pravin […]

Volunteers sought for walking tour of Midtown

Volunteers sought for walking tour of Midtown

May 2 workshop will focus on health, safety and environmental issues BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Health Department in conjunction with the Volusia Transportation Planning Organization and the City of Daytona Beach will be hosting a workshop that will focus on short-term and long-term improvements to sidewalks and streets in Midtown. The […]

Chiles Academy to host Earth Day Festival

Chiles Academy to host Earth Day Festival

Daytona Beach’s Earth Day Festival will take place April 22 at Chiles Academy. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the site of the old Bonner Elementary School on George Engram Boulevard. This year’s Earth Day event will be in support of the […]

Women In Transition plans April 21 fundraiser

Women In Transition plans April 21 fundraiser

Women In Transition will be holding a fundraiser to help single homeless women in need of housing. The event is April 21 at Duff Original buffet in South Daytona.  Organizers are asking for a $30 donation. The speaker for the event will be Pastor Toni Charles of Elect Ladies Ministries. She is the assistant pastor […]

B-CU practice field meeting scheduled April 26

B-CU practice field meeting scheduled April 26

A meeting of residents who live near a training center being constructed for Bethune-Cookman University athletes will take place April 26 at the John H. Dickerson Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The university has called for the meeting and is inviting residents to attend. B-CU is seeking the approval from the Midtown Redevelopment Area […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Volunteers needed for city cleanup The City of Daytona Beach is co-sponsoring a community cleanup for Midtown on May 5. Volunteers are needed. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Daisy Stocking Park. Call Charles Bryant at 386-671-8185 or e-mail him at bryantc@codb.us to participate. Vince Carter’s to host fundraiser The 138th annual Run […]

Bunnell church presents ‘Saturday Night Live’

Bunnell church presents ‘Saturday Night Live’

A display of talent showed up at “Saturday Night Live” over in Bunnell recently at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, where the Rev. Patrick A. Wilkerson is the pastor. The Youth Ministry, under youth director Monique Johnson, sponsored the gospel fervor of vocalists, other musicians and liturgical dancers. “Saturday Night Live” was presided by Lisa […]