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Living legends share history at middle school

Living legends share history at middle school

Three Tuskegee Airmen, traveling exhibit make stop at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Three legendary pilots were back in the area last week to speak and answer questions about their adventure during World War II. Tuskegee Airmen Charles “Doc’’ Holiday, Daniel Keel and Hiram E. Mann, all fighter pilots, attended a presentation at the […]

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The arrest of a Black Daytona Beach resident after she called 911 for help after her home was burglarized has garnered the attention of the local NAACP. “We have spoken with Mrs. Jones, and will be following up with Chief (Mike) Chitwood regarding the arrest,” Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia […]

Marriage material? Church seminar to help single women figure it out

Marriage material? Church seminar to help single women figure it out

By ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A workshop and seminar for women who are ready for their significant others to – as Beyonce sings – “put a ring on it,” is being held next week at Hope Fellowship Church. The free workshop titled “Marriage Material” is the first in a three-part series focused on women aged […]

Two indicted in Dent’s death

Two indicted in Dent’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES An 18-year-old was charged this week with first-degree murder of a 17-year-old while another young man along for the ride has been charged as a principal to the murder. Ji’Ron Dent died March 7, two days after being allegedly shot by Tijuan Isaac. The teen’s death has prompted an outcry […]

Suicide prevention,  awareness the focus of campus seminar

Suicide prevention, awareness the focus of campus seminar

BY TAMARA PATRICK DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Association of Suicidology, 2,144 African-Americans committed suicide in the United States in 2010. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among African-American youth ages 10- to 19 after homicide and accidents. Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) […]

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two separate forums hosted by two different groups of Black attorneys will take place Friday and Saturday to provide free legal advice to whoever needs it. The Hatchett Bar Association is planning a Community Legal Education Forum Saturday April 13 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church while on Friday attorneys […]

Self-defense class scheduled for April 18

Self-defense class scheduled for April 18

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Being able to recognize dangerous situations and knowing how to use your voice and body language to escape these kinds of situations can be life saving skills. The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a two-hour self-defense workshop for women residents of Daytona Beach. The next class is Thursday, April […]

‘Phenomenal Woman’ fashion show turns attention to breast cancer

‘Phenomenal Woman’ fashion show turns attention to breast cancer

“Phenomenal Woman,” a breast cancer awareness fashion show, was a scene of exquisite fashion, entertainment, cuisine, and an awareness of women developing cancer. Models strutted their stuff inside Vince Carter’s, a posh Daytona Beach eatery co-owned by Michelle Carter-Scott for a show created and directed by former California runway model Cynthia Black. NBA star Vince Carter […]

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Even before President Obama released his budget proposal this week for the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, preliminary details about his plan to effectively cut Social Security cost of living increases has caused a firestorm among supporters who now feel betrayed. Under the plan, Obama would shift the way federal benefits are indexed […]

New approach needed to dismantle street gangs

New approach needed to dismantle street gangs

During my research on street gangs, one thing became clear: They are the primary source for drug distribution.  The crimes conducted by these street gangs on a daily basis also include murder, bribery, extortion, robbery, carjacking, prostitution, human trafficking, and money laundering. Some gangs concentrate on some of these crimes but all of them have […]