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Job training opportunities available for seniors The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Volusia County, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). “In this difficult economy, many […]

Can today’s Black leaders measure up to Medgar Evers?

Can today’s Black leaders measure up to Medgar Evers?

When Myrlie Evers-Williams gave the invocation at President Obama’s January inauguration, she was in part recognizing the vision and courage of her late great husband, Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, assassinated by a gun 50 years ago. Medgar was a huge inspiration for me. As a 22 year old, first year law student at […]

Connect with CARES to save our children

Connect with CARES to save our children

Six years after I first heard them, the statistics still haunt me: 86 percent of Black children in the fourth grade read and do math below their grade level. Black girls between the ages of 15 and 24 represent the greatest number of new HIV infections. Homicide is the leading cause of death for our […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Girls basketball playoffs recap: Atlantic, Lopez and DeLand advance COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ronni Williams scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots to lead Atlantic past Cocoa 59-39 in the Regional quarterfinals on Feb. 7. Destiny Woodard added 21 points for the Sharks. Father Lopez handled Gainesville Oak Hill 65-22 […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats ready for baseball BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has the top baseball team among historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). B-CU also has been on the national stage. Last season, the Wildcats were 34-27 overall and 18-5 in the MEAC while winning their seventh straight MEAC […]

BLACK HISTORY

BLACK HISTORY

EPA head in a long line of Black environmentalists BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT When Lisa Jackson leaves her post as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency later this month, she will be remembered for taking on oil industry groups and Republican lawmakers, and pushing to give African- Americans a greater voice on environmental […]

Tourism expert tells how to attract Blacks

Tourism expert tells how to attract Blacks

Marketing study shows generic branding of area won’t cut it BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s advertising authorities should do more research to attract African-Americans tourists, says a marketing expert hired to analyze the effectiveness of tourism marketing in the area. An independent analysis of the marketing done by local advertising authorities found their […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Rev. Carl Brinkley’s local legacy includes position as pastor, deputy, housing CEO Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the Daytona Times shares the stories of some area residents who have made great strides locally and nationally. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Many in Daytona Beach know the Rev. Carl Brinkley as the longtime executive director […]

Johnson ready to lead Dems in Volusia

Johnson ready to lead Dems in Volusia

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 80 Volusia County Democrats were present last week as Vonzelle Johnson conducted his first meeting as chairman. Johnson is the first Black to be elected to lead the county’s Democratic Party. He told the Daytona Times this week that several people him approached him about running for the position. […]

City approves renaming Derbyshire athletic fields after Lucas

City approves renaming Derbyshire athletic fields after Lucas

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday night to rename the athletic fields at Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex, the “Harold V. Lucas, Jr. Athletic Fields.’’ Mayor Derrick Henry and Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, who represents the area where Derbyshire Park is located, voted against the item. […]