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‘Justice for Trayvon,’ others remain focus of local leaders

‘Justice for Trayvon,’ others remain focus of local leaders

July 25 forum hosted by clergy, NAACP will address racial profiling BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The “Justice for Trayvon” rally that attracted hundreds of Daytonans to the Fifth District Court of Appeal on Beach Street last Saturday is just the beginning of protests for those upset with the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman […]

DIS calls outreach to minority contractors successful

DIS calls outreach to minority contractors successful

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 minority, women and local contractors turned out for the Daytona Rising subcontractor outreach forum held July 17 at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Senior Director of Public Relations Lenny Santiago called the event successful and told the Daytona Times that DIS will be planning another one in […]

YMCA to host open house Tuesday at Midtown Center

YMCA to host open house Tuesday at Midtown Center

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach will host an open house at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center on July 30 to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center. The purpose also is to solicit input on what additional programs might be a good fit for […]

Jackson hires new provost for B-CU; Powell becomes dean

Jackson hires new provost for B-CU; Powell becomes dean

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Makola M. Abdullah as B-CU’s provost. Abdullah replaced Dr. Hiram J. Powell, who is now B-CU’s Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. “As we continue to develop new graduate programs and expand into new markets, many […]

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Dr. Willie J. Kimmons and Bishop Derek Triplett led a discussion July 18 with dozens of Black male youth and men at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center. The talk centered on the George Zimmerman verdict, Trayvon Martin and the value of being a Black man in America. The meeting was called by Triplett, […]

Reunion in the works for 1983 Bethune-Cookman class

Reunion in the works for 1983 Bethune-Cookman class

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been 30 years since more than 200 students graduated from then Bethune-Cookman College. Classmate Michael Matlock is searching for his fellow grads with hopes of a big reunion during Bethune-Cookman University’s Homecoming this year. “We’re searching in Florida for the alumni of the Bethune-Cookman College class of 1983,” said […]

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Backpack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 […]

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, along with Zone 5 Commissioner Patrick Henry recognized the employees of the Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers on July 19. Each employee received an honorary key to the city. The presentation took place at the Daytona Beach Housing Authority office.  The employees also received certificates of recognition for their work that […]

Author’s forum in DeLand Aug. 3

Author’s forum in DeLand Aug. 3

The Woman 2 Woman Book Club will host its ninth annual  Author’s Forum on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Main Street Grille in DeLand. The following authors will be featured: James Bennett, author of “The Manual’; Tonya Goring, who wrote “Meet Desiree’’; Curtis Barnes, author of “What’s This Thing Called […]

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the question of race head-on when pressured to distance himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor who led him to Christianity. But President Obama has been a different story. Obama’s first […]