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Bethune-Cookman raises $2.5 million at gala

Bethune-Cookman raises $2.5 million at gala

BY KEISHA PICKETT SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University raised nearly $2.5 million at Tuesday night’s Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala, which included a surprise donation of $1 million raised by B-CU’s student body. Nearly 500 guests were present at the gala, held at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club. The $1 million came […]

Funeral director speaks out about violence

Funeral director speaks out about violence

Hearses in B-CU parade part of national campaign against crime BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gainous Funeral Home had no ordinary float in the annual Bethune-Cookman University Homecoming Parade on Saturday. There were no banners, no shiny decorations, no bells, no whistles. The black and white hearse made its way down Dr. Mary McLeod […]

Holley vying to be Flagler’s first Black commissioner

Holley vying to be Flagler’s first Black commissioner

BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES Howard Holley is seeking to make history in Flagler County. He’s a longtime Republican turned Independent running for Flagler County Commissioner, District 2. He faces Frank Meeker in the November election. If he wins, he will be the first Black and first Independent elected to the commission. Holley is CEO […]

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mickel A. Brown, a special projects manager for the City of Daytona Beach, died Oct. 9 at age 52. “The city has lost a great employee,” Percy Williamson, Leisure Services director for the City of Daytona Beach told the Daytona Times. Brown worked within the Leisure Services department for […]

Action off the field

Action off the field

B-CU fans gathered for Homecoming enjoy hanging out at Municipal Stadium before the football game for tailgating fun. There was plenty of music, barbecue, trash talking, and catching up with old friends.

Flagler NAACP to host Candidates Forum on Oct. 23

Flagler NAACP to host Candidates Forum on Oct. 23

The Flagler County Branch (FCB) NAACP will sponsor a Candidates Forum on Oct. 23, 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast. The non-partisan forum is free and open to the public. It will present candidates for the Flagler Board of County Commissioners, Palm Coast City Council, […]

Community Events

Community Events

Daytona to host free basketball clinic next week The City of Daytona Beach will offer a free basketball clinic on Monday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 23. The clinic is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose skills range from recreational to competitive. Coaches from the NBA, Bethune-Cookman University, University of Central Florida, […]

Westside Elementary encourages literacy with after-school dinners

Westside Elementary encourages literacy with after-school dinners

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A sombrero dance, lots of tacos and, of course, a plethora of books were just part of a successful literacy night’s dinner held at Westside Elementary school on Oct. 9. The doors had to be closed before the end of the event because of the overwhelming response packing the […]

Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

The Leadership Conference of Civil Rights (LCCR), a coalition of more than 200 human rights groups, has issued a new congressional report card that reaches the same conclusion that similar analyses by the NAACP has reached in recent years: When it comes to issues important to the civil rights community, every Republican in the House […]

Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where the money is.”  Indeed, banks […]

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