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AKAs seek participants for Men of Tomorrow program

AKAs seek participants for Men of Tomorrow program

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is seeking participants for its 16th Biennial Men of Tomorrow program. Men of Tomorrow honors high school juniors and seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The young men will participate in four months of activities contributing to their cultural, educational and social enrichment. Participation in […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spruce Creek’s star pitcher out for the season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek, the defending Class 8A state champions, took a big blow to defending its title with the lost of star pitcher Kyle Marsh for the rest of the season. The junior pitcher broke a kneecap while playing basketball on Monday and […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Madness magic runs out for the B-CU Wildcats BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman had its basketball season come to an end with an 81-72 loss to Morgan State University in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference  (MEAC) tournament on March 8. The Morgan Bears shot 57 percent from the field and scored 48 […]

Education chief: Schools failing Black students

Education chief: Schools failing Black students

Duncan describes paradox of progress during session last week with Black publishers BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a […]

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Daytona commissioner, grieving family on mission to stop violence involving local youths BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ji’Ron Jeffery Dent was not related to Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry or his brother, Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, but both are slated to speak at the late teen’s funeral this Saturday. The 17-year old died […]

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings up to 500,000 bikers and millions of dollars to the Daytona Beach area annually, and the Black community is expecting its share. The event kicked off on March 8 and will run through March 17. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. […]

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham hopes more than 2,000 residents will fill the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 to help persuade city and county elected officials to do something about the homeless and jobless issue in the area. Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Former NAACP president  appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

Former NAACP president appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach NAACP president Marjorie Johnson recently was appointed to the Volusia County Children and Families Advisory Board. Johnson, who is the second Black serving on the influential board along with Daytona resident Dr. Willie Kimmons, was nominated for the post on Feb. 28 by Volusia County Councilman Joshua […]

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste Philip, assistant director for Public Health for the Volusia Department of Health has been named Interim Bureau Chief for the newly formed Bureau of Communicable Diseases for the Florida Department of Health. In the Volusia position, she was responsible for environmental health, WIC and nutrition, tobacco prevention and […]

National Council of Negro Women recognizes Brain Bowl winners

National Council of Negro Women recognizes Brain Bowl winners

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The top spot in the eight annual National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Black History Brain Bowl staged recently at Daytona State College went to a team of students from Seabreeze High School. The team, coached by educator Agnes Ingram, was comprised of the following students: Andrew W. Baker, Hugh […]