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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 […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia to start taking applications this month for summer camp scholarships Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 through 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must […]

Eagles host golf tournament

Eagles host golf tournament

Florida’s golf tournaments abound, and when it comes down to it, The Eagles Golf Club of Palm Coast promotes the enjoyment of playing golf. Members and guests took advantage of the 18-hole Grand Reserve Golf Course, the area’s newest course in Bunnell, making a great day for a recent annual “4 Club” Golf Tournament. The […]

Gun violence a bigger problem for White Americans

Gun violence a bigger problem for White Americans

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote those words in his April 1963 Letter from a Birmingham jail in the same passage with his well-known warning that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to […]

Time to stop appeasing Israel

Time to stop appeasing Israel

When I saw in the news that Vice President Biden had gone out of his way to assure the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that the Obama administration was completely serious about military action against Iran if Iran moves forward with its alleged nuclear ambitions, I became sick. AIPAC is the most prominent anti-Palestinian […]

Future of our democracy at stake

Future of our democracy at stake

EDDIE BENICE JOHNSON AND GARY BLEDSOE NNPA COLUMNISTS The two of us sat in utter shock and disbelief as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, with a simply bizarre oral utterance, insulted an entire race of people, particularly those who have given their lives so that all citizens in this country can […]