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A dream come true

A dream come true

At center opening, family, officials pay tribute to Scarlett-Golden as beloved mayor, advocate, hero BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES At the entrance of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, a portrait of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor greets all who enter. The new center is a dream come true for many of her family […]

YMCA now operating out of center in Midtown BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The YMCA is now providing programs and activities to serve Daytona Beach in the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center and the Cypress Aquatic Center. Daytona Beach commissioners approved a license agreement June 5 with the Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA to have a shared […]

82 sites to participate in summer food program

82 sites to participate in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program for children at 82 sites from June 10 through Aug. 16. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not […]

Armstrong to discuss art at receptiopn

Armstrong to discuss art at receptiopn

A free reception featuring local artist Anthony Armstrong will be held June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center.  The event is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Armstrong’s art will be featured at the center through July 19. More information: […]

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

The Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) has made its mark as a Flagler County NAACP enrichment program, encouraging high academic and cultural achievement among underserved minority high school students. The arts outreach for Summer 2013 is a supportive collaboration by the Flagler Police Athletic League (PAL), the Flagler School District, and the Flagler Sheriff’s […]

Jury is out on Obama’s fight to confirm judges

Jury is out on Obama’s fight to confirm judges

The next major showdown in Washington may not be over how best to reduce the deficit or involve another Obama cabinet appointment. Look for sparks to fly over the president’s constitutional prerogative to nominate federal judges and the Senate’s responsibility to either confirm or reject those nominees. The latest manifestation of this is President Obama’s […]

Zero tolerance discipline policies: A failing idea

Zero tolerance discipline policies: A failing idea

Many schoolchildren in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups: • Would you suspend a student from school for four months for sharpening his pencil without permission and giving the teacher a “threatening” look when asked to sit down? […]

Private Manning deserves an award, not jail time

Private Manning deserves an award, not jail time

The court martial of Pvt. Bradley Manning for allegedly providing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks is the latest in efforts undertaken by this administration to crush whistleblowers. In fact, the Manning case is reminiscent of that faced by Daniel Ellsberg in the famous “Pentagon Papers” incident surrounding the Vietnam War.  In the case of […]

Johnson shares his path to success in business

Johnson shares his path to success in business

NBA legend talks about his journey, gives advice during Black Enterprise Conference in Ohio BY STARLA MUHAMMAD NNPA NEWS SERVICE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Earvin “Magic” Johnson is easily considered one of the greatest basketball players in history. But it’s his strategic business moves off the court that have made the five-time NBA champion and Hall […]

Campbell’s iconic vehicle heading to festival in England

Campbell’s iconic vehicle heading to festival in England

Street, school in Daytona Beach was named after driver FROM STAFF REPORTS For the second time in its history, Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V is crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom to be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Daytona Beach was first named Campbell […]