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AKAs seek participants for Men of Tomorrow program

AKAs seek participants for Men of Tomorrow program

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is seeking participants for its 16th Biennial Men of Tomorrow program. Men of Tomorrow honors high school juniors and seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The young men will participate in four months of activities contributing to their cultural, educational and social enrichment. Participation in […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spruce Creek’s star pitcher out for the season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek, the defending Class 8A state champions, took a big blow to defending its title with the lost of star pitcher Kyle Marsh for the rest of the season. The junior pitcher broke a kneecap while playing basketball on Monday and […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Madness magic runs out for the B-CU Wildcats BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman had its basketball season come to an end with an 81-72 loss to Morgan State University in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference  (MEAC) tournament on March 8. The Morgan Bears shot 57 percent from the field and scored 48 […]

Education chief: Schools failing Black students

Education chief: Schools failing Black students

Duncan describes paradox of progress during session last week with Black publishers BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a […]

BREAKING: Bethune-Cookman University names new president

BREAKING: Bethune-Cookman University names new president

Staff reports – Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously named Dr. Edison Jackson to the permanent position of president. Jackson had served as the school’s interim president. Read the full story in this week’s Daytona Times.

Today: Gillette invades Daytona Beach Spring Break to offer free shaves and products

Today: Gillette invades Daytona Beach Spring Break to offer free shaves and products

Special to the Daytona Times – Gillette recently conducted a national survey via a live social experiment and reported that 85% of women across the country declared they prefer to kiss a guy who’s smooth shaven. Furthermore, two out of three women said men will have better luck with them if they are smooth shaven. […]

UPDATE: Daytona Beach police chief injured while making Bike Week arrest

UPDATE: Daytona Beach police chief injured while making Bike Week arrest

Associated Press –  Beach police say their chief was injured while making an arrest during Bike Week. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Police Chief Mike Chitwood was treated at hospital for a broken right hand and finger, deep cuts to his finger and a gash on his forehead. According to a police report, Michael Dangelo of […]

Daytona Beach Police Chief in hospital after fight

Daytona Beach Police Chief in hospital after fight

Staff and wire reports – Mike Chitwood, the Daytona Beach Police Chief, had to be hospitalized after he was attacked on Main Street early Saturday evening during Bike Week 2013 on Main Street. An unidentified man approached the chief saying he knew his rights and that he could arrest any officer at any time via citizen’s […]

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Daytona commissioner, grieving family on mission to stop violence involving local youths BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ji’Ron Jeffery Dent was not related to Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry or his brother, Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, but both are slated to speak at the late teen’s funeral this Saturday. The 17-year old died […]

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings up to 500,000 bikers and millions of dollars to the Daytona Beach area annually, and the Black community is expecting its share. The event kicked off on March 8 and will run through March 17. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. […]