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Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in January for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant. The workshops will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 […]

Jobs as we have known them are gone for good

Jobs as we have known them are gone for good

In consideration of the latest shenanigans from Congress as it pertains to the economic conditions facing most Americans these days, unemployment and underemployment being the most serious, the case for entrepreneurship is more important than ever. For Black people especially, whose unemployment rate is double that of the national average and even as high as […]

Black community biggest loser of 2012

Black community biggest loser of 2012

As I have reflected on the year just ended, I noticed everyone doing their usual year-end lists of the biggest winners and losers of the year. I am not a big fan of these lists, but I will acknowledge that the Black community was the biggest loser of 2012. I have been very critical of […]

Influencing Barack Obama’s second act

Influencing Barack Obama’s second act

There is a different feel in the air, and it should not be surprising. As historic as was the re-election of President Obama, nothing can replace the uniqueness of the opening of his first term four years ago. The expectations; the history that was made; the level of excitement. It was all too impossible to […]

Young soccer coach trying to get more Blacks interested in sport

Young soccer coach trying to get more Blacks interested in sport

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ian Headley, the girls soccer coach at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona, is trying to build the program from the ground up. The school just brought back the sport after a seven-year absence. In addition, Headley is trying to spark interest in the sport in the Daytona Beach area […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Father Lopez shines during holiday Showdown BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The boys basketball team at Father Lopez won their own New Year’s Showdown tournament last week. “In any tournament, you want to stay sharp and play good competition. The plan is for it to benefit you down the road,” stated Eddie Miller, Father Lopez’s […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats now shift focus to conference play BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats wrapped up the non-conference part of their basketball schedule with hard-fought losses to Florida International University (FIU) on Monday and Louisiana State University two days earlier. A final three-point attempt by B-CU fell short in a 74-72 loss to FIU. “You […]

How Midtown could look in 50 years

How Midtown could look in 50 years

Residents urged to attend Jan. 7 workshop on implementing city’s master plan BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine a town center square in Daytona Beach located at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The public square will be the cultural and commercial heart of Midtown. It will include shaded […]

Light Up Midtown organizer hopes to do it again this year

Light Up Midtown organizer hopes to do it again this year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The smiles on the faces at the final Light Up Midtown community celebration was reward enough for Charles Bryant. who works for Daytona Beach’s Redevelopment department and was one of the organizers of the event. Bryant said the series of activities, which culminated Dec. 22 with a gospel show was […]

Early voting starts Jan. 5 for school board seat

Early voting starts Jan. 5 for school board seat

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though only 16 people traveled to DeLand from Daytona Beach to early vote during the primary for the District 2 Volusia County School Board seat and the local NAACP branch raised concerns about disenfranchisement, Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall said she will continue to have only one early voting […]