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B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats ready for baseball BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has the top baseball team among historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). B-CU also has been on the national stage. Last season, the Wildcats were 34-27 overall and 18-5 in the MEAC while winning their seventh straight MEAC […]

BLACK HISTORY

BLACK HISTORY

EPA head in a long line of Black environmentalists BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT When Lisa Jackson leaves her post as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency later this month, she will be remembered for taking on oil industry groups and Republican lawmakers, and pushing to give African- Americans a greater voice on environmental […]

Tourism expert tells how to attract Blacks

Tourism expert tells how to attract Blacks

Marketing study shows generic branding of area won’t cut it BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s advertising authorities should do more research to attract African-Americans tourists, says a marketing expert hired to analyze the effectiveness of tourism marketing in the area. An independent analysis of the marketing done by local advertising authorities found their […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Rev. Carl Brinkley’s local legacy includes position as pastor, deputy, housing CEO Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the Daytona Times shares the stories of some area residents who have made great strides locally and nationally. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Many in Daytona Beach know the Rev. Carl Brinkley as the longtime executive director […]

Johnson ready to lead Dems in Volusia

Johnson ready to lead Dems in Volusia

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 80 Volusia County Democrats were present last week as Vonzelle Johnson conducted his first meeting as chairman. Johnson is the first Black to be elected to lead the county’s Democratic Party. He told the Daytona Times this week that several people him approached him about running for the position. […]

City approves renaming Derbyshire athletic fields after Lucas

City approves renaming Derbyshire athletic fields after Lucas

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday night to rename the athletic fields at Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex, the “Harold V. Lucas, Jr. Athletic Fields.’’ Mayor Derrick Henry and Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, who represents the area where Derbyshire Park is located, voted against the item. […]

Durham to pray at Speedway again

Durham to pray at Speedway again

B-CU student to appear Saturday on game show

B-CU student to appear Saturday on game show

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES This Saturday, Bethune-Cookman University student Ketrina Childs will be featured on the seventh annual “Ford Black College Quiz Game Show.’’ The show, a program that focuses on higher learning and African-American history, is now in local syndication. It will be airing in the Daytona Beach area on WRDQ  on Feb. […]

Church-based center helps migrant workers

Church-based center helps migrant workers

Rural communities of Spuds, Elkton and Armstrong are at the heart of the SEA Community Help Resource Center’s support to farm and migrant workers in St. Johns County. The mission began more than 10 years ago as an outreach at the First Baptist Church of Armstrong. It has evolved as the SEA Community Help Resource […]

Sorority, community volunteers help to spruce up Espanola youth center

Sorority, community volunteers help to spruce up Espanola youth center

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and community volunteers commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service revitalizing the St. Paul’s Youth Center (formerly known as the All Kids Are First Old Schoolhouse) in Espanola. Sorority members and […]