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A call for churches, community to come together

A call for churches, community to come together

Unified Ministries organizing tour of Black historical sites in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Daytona Beach is a family-oriented community. Everyone knows someone that knows someone that knows you.” That is what Claudine Khouri, who moved from Miami, believes about the area she has adopted as her new home. Khouri says the city […]

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

During address at alumni convention, interim president talks about campus improvements, community relations BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson says when he was contacted to come serve as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president, he was not looking for another job. “This is a new season. I am a vessel of the Lord.  I didn’t […]

A joyful noise:  Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

A joyful noise: Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Tubman-King Community Church’s Sounds of Faith Choir is inviting choirs from area churches to participate in a music workshop and concert from July 11 to 14. “This will enable us to combine our musical skills, gifts and talents to give  praise, honor and glory to the God that we […]

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Highly respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned publications. NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell, publisher of the Arizona Informant, said Tompkins was selected from […]

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson is shown above with his wife, Carmen, at the Juneteenth Banquet held at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center in Daytona Beach on June 12.  In last week’s issue, the Daytona Times published a photo of Williamson and his sister, Ruth Wilson, who was incorrectly identified as his […]

Community Calendar for June 28 – July 4, 2012

Community Calendar for June 28 – July 4, 2012

Tutoring help available Partnering with St. James Academy, Elect Ladies Mentoring is offering tutoring services, school supplies, study spaces and encouragement for students 17 and up seeking a high school diploma. More information: 386-258-7199 or Electladiesmin@aol.com. Painting classes for seniors Artist Helene Kereluk will be sharing her talent with painting classes for seniors at The […]

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

Flagler Beach: The city of Flagler Beach’s Fabulous Fourth Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Monday with an annual parade along State Road A1A. Watermelon and hot dog eating contests along with a “cornhole” competition will follow at Veterans Park. Other events include a “Battle of the Bands. Fireworks will be between 9:15 p.m. and […]

Retraining program for veterans available at Daytona State

Retraining program for veterans available at Daytona State

Certain military veterans have a new option for enrollment at Daytona State College using a specialized grant beginning July 1. The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is designed for unemployed veterans between 35 and 60 years old who are not eligible for any other VA educational benefit program […]

Grant management workshop scheduled for August

Grant management workshop scheduled for August

Volusia Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Daytona Beach on Aug. 6-7.  This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts […]

Taking care of those who take care of us


Taking care of those who take care of us


Ai-Jen Poo leads the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Who are these folks? They are the private household workers (maids) who propped up inept women in the movie “The Help.” They are the home health aides who take care of our elders when they are ill or disabled, bringing meals, bathing them, and accompanying them to […]

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