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Light Up Midtown organizer hopes to do it again this year

Light Up Midtown organizer hopes to do it again this year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The smiles on the faces at the final Light Up Midtown community celebration was reward enough for Charles Bryant. who works for Daytona Beach’s Redevelopment department and was one of the organizers of the event. Bryant said the series of activities, which culminated Dec. 22 with a gospel show was […]

Early voting starts Jan. 5 for school board seat

Early voting starts Jan. 5 for school board seat

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though only 16 people traveled to DeLand from Daytona Beach to early vote during the primary for the District 2 Volusia County School Board seat and the local NAACP branch raised concerns about disenfranchisement, Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall said she will continue to have only one early voting […]

Mayor: Criteria for renaming needs to be upgraded

Mayor: Criteria for renaming needs to be upgraded

Daytona commission won’t decide until February on Derbyshire fields BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Flood gates are likely to open if Daytona Beach doesn’t upgrade its criteria when it comes to renaming city facilities, parks, streets and other city properties, Mayor Derrick Henry told the Daytona Times this week. Henry’s comments come after he learned […]

Vonzelle Johnson to speak at Democrats’ meeting

Vonzelle Johnson to speak at Democrats’ meeting

The Democratic Club of Flagler County will hear about “Building Bridges: The Democratic Parties of Volusia and Flagler Counties” on Jan. 22 from Vonzelle Johnson, chairman of the Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee. The meeting, open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  at High Jackers Restaurant, 202 Airport Road, Palm […]

Florida Friends for Obama to host inaugural ball in Palm Coast

Florida Friends for Obama to host inaugural ball in Palm Coast

Members of the Florida Friends for Obama will host an inaugural ball celebrating President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s re-election. Since the majority of people cannot attend the inaugural events in Washington, there is no reason why they cannot celebrate this historic victory that they, the supporters of Obama/Biden, worked so hard to win, […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Port Orange to host meet and greet for city manager candidates Port Orange residents are invited to meet the five city manager candidates at a public reception hosted by the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The chamber is located at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Avenue. […]

Kerry, not Clinton for president in 2016

Kerry, not Clinton for president in 2016

President Barack Obama has won his re-election. That history is clear and the big question now is who in the Democratic Party will succeed him as president in 2016. Prior to now, it was certain to be Hillary Clinton. But when you look at the present situation doubts about her prospects rise to the fullest. […]

Will Blacks vote for Black Republican senator?

Will Blacks vote for Black Republican senator?

If Sen. Timothy Eugene Scott is the GOP standard bearer in the 2016 presidential elections, will any Black Americans vote for him? The appointment of Scott to a U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina is the Republicans’ most recent example of doing everything they can to shed the perception that the party is comprised, and […]

Oliver Stone’s breakthrough documentary on U.S. history

Oliver Stone’s breakthrough documentary on U.S. history

I could not believe that I was actually seeing what I was seeing. I had heard about Oliver Stone’s 10-part documentary regarding contemporary U.S. history. I am not sure what I expected to see, but what I actually viewed was almost breathtaking. The documentary, titled the “Untold History of the United States”[http://www.sho.com/sho/oliver-stones-untold-history-of-the-united-states/home], is almost a […]

Blacks disproportionately depend on Social Security

Blacks disproportionately depend on Social Security

Feuding Democrats and Republicans did not plunge the country over a financial cliff, but a lively debate will continue in coming months over the role the federal government should play in the lives of its citizens. In one corner are Republicans who contend that federal spending has run amuck – and it should be slashed. […]