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A new chapter  for book festival

A new chapter for book festival

Hundreds attend event at new Midtown center More than 250 people participated in the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center during the two days of the event on Jan. 4 and 5. “The festival was awesome. The collaboration and renewal of friendships was incredible and he Leisure Services Staff of Daytona […]

Scott gives no answer on school security

Scott gives no answer on school security

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t answer a student’s question Tuesday on what his plans are to make schools safer nearly one month after a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The little girl was one of more than 10 students who […]

Special election Tuesday for District 2 School Board seat

Special election Tuesday for District 2 School Board seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS On Tuesday night, Volusia County should have a new School Board member. Registered voters living in the Volusia County School Board District 2, which is on the east side of the county, can vote Jan. 15 during a special election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their assigned polling places. Those […]

Dickerson Center gets updated workout equipment

Dickerson Center gets updated workout equipment

BY JAMES HARPER     DAYTONA TIMES The Midtown Educational and Cultural Center opened in Daytona Beach last May and the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural Center is scheduled to open next month. Neither center has a fitness center with free weights and nautilus equipment. That’s not the case at the John H. Dickerson Center, which recently […]

First Church to host worship workshop, concert

First Church to host worship workshop, concert

Let’s pull back the curtain on the “Heart of Worship Workshop and Concert” and gear up for the understanding of excellence in music ministry. Worship facilitator James Robbins, through God’s grace, is making his mark. He’ll chart the biblical meaning of worship and will orchestrate the music for God’s kingdom building. “He’s our own, gifted […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

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 […]