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Community to celebrate Campbell Elementary

Community to celebrate Campbell Elementary

Committee searches for memorabilia, pictures BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A local organizing committee of Campbell Elementary alumni who attended the school from 1962 to 1969 will celebrate the school’s legacy with a banquet recognizing and memorializing the school’s faculty and staff. The banquet, set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., will be at […]

Former Vince Carter chef buys Midtown restaurant

Former Vince Carter chef buys Midtown restaurant

Owner of soul food spot in Daytona plans to open chain of restaurants BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Busy Bee Too Cafe, known for soul food and Georgia sweet tea, has been taken over by Nathaniel Anthony, who formally was a manager at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Anthony purchased the restaurant […]

Daytona group visits Kenya; returns home with mission on their mind FROM STAFF REPORTS The Daytona Beach Chapter of the Links, Inc. and Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church are partnering to undertake a project to help empower women and girls, and, ultimately, the economies in their communities and in Kenya, Africa. The journey for this […]

Beatrice Ritchie turns 100

Beatrice Ritchie turns 100

Born July 4, 1914 in Culpepper, Virginia to Archie and Ardeemer West, Beatrice Ritchie celebrated her 100th birthday at Allen Chapel A.M.E Church on July 11. Fondly called Bea, she went to high school during the Great Depression, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights era, and worked for the federal […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Saturday is sign-up day at Daytona State New and returning students can “sign up for classes, financial aid, etc.  in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, July 19. Registration for fall semester is as simple as stopping by the Daytona Beach Campus for Enrollment Day to complete everything from admission to registration and […]

Former government manager tells of experience working for farmers’ rights

Former government manager tells of experience working for farmers’ rights

The full impact of a demonstration by Black farmers called on President Bill Clinton to assure fair treatment on behalf of the farmers in agricultural lending programs. The public display had opened an examination of all fronts within the USDA. That was 1996 and a suit was filed in court against Secretary of Agriculture Dan […]

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Tuesday

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Tuesday

Volusia County’s Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the United Way office, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Members will discuss upcoming community meetings, review the Community Services Block Grant third-quarter reports, discuss the status of the grant application for fiscal year 2015, approve a new board […]

A humanitarian effort

A humanitarian effort

Last week the United States was confronted with a serious problem with immigrant children in deciding on whether to send them back to their country plagued with danger or to keep them in the United States. With so many different opinions about this issue, a rational person can’t help but raise concerns on many levels. […]

Black press: The voice of Black  America – Part III

Black press: The voice of Black America – Part III

Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell (D-Md.) once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to defend and to support Black-owned businesses in the United States.” Mitchell was an outstanding freedom fighter and one of the original founders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) more than 40 […]

Nothing essential about Essence

Nothing essential about Essence

I wrote a column three years ago titled, “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the pre-eminent magazine for Black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the Black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its descent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, Essence has sponsored an annual party during the […]

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