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Still marching for justice

Still marching for justice

Daytona Beach ministers, residents continued a tradition of kicking off MLK Day with march BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach community joined the nation on Monday in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday observance. Hundreds of area residents participated in the annual ceremonies, which included a breakfast, march and worship service. “We […]

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Peace march, vigil planned in memory of slain teen BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet. Trayvon Martin would have turned […]

Public invited to Thursday forum on Black men and boys

Public invited to Thursday forum on Black men and boys

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Eddy Regnier, a clinical psychologist who practices in Sarasota, says Black men and boys are still suffering from “what happened to us during slavery.” “We were not lazy before slavery but became lazy after slavery,” said Regnier, who also is chair of the Florida Council on the Social Status […]

Swearing-in time for Wright moved up

Swearing-in time for Wright moved up

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. at the DeLand Administrative Complex Board Room, 200 North Clara Avenue, DeLand. The next regular School Board meeting will be held on that same day starting at 4 p.m. as […]

Ivey defends record; proud of contributions to Midtown

Ivey defends record; proud of contributions to Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hemis Ivey, chairman of the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board, does not understand why the local daily paper has chosen to write a story about him on an arrest that took place almost three years ago. The headline in the Daytona Beach News-Journal read, “Daytona’s Midtown board chairman has criminal history, […]

Attorney: Law school not coming to Daytona

Attorney: Law school not coming to Daytona

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A Jacksonville attorney said “plans are still full steam ahead” to start a law school, but it will not be in Daytona Beach. Attorney Eric Smith said he was shocked when he learned last month that the old Daytona Beach Police Department building on the corner of Orange Avenue and […]

Flagler volunteers honored for SHINE training

Flagler volunteers honored for SHINE training

Jan. 16-17 was a time of training and recognition of achievement through awards. The paradigm shifts to 282 volunteers and staff gathered at SHINE’s annual training in Orlando and persons like Vivian Rowe and Carol Sarni bringing home “the gold.” The duo was tasked with new changes in Medicare and health insurance. Serving Health Insurance […]

ECHO grant workshop

ECHO grant workshop

The Volusia County Council has extended the application deadline for the 2012-13 Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) grants program to May 1. This extension will provide organizations the opportunity to apply for a new grant and/or reapply with a grant that previously was deemed deficient or ineligible. Organizations that did not attend a […]

Blacks need to hold Obama accountable

Blacks need to hold Obama accountable

Four years ago, President Obama made history by becoming the first Black president in the history of the U.S. I would like to think that even those who did not support his candidacy were proud of what the American people demonstrated – that anything is possible within our system of government. Play by the rules, work hard, […]

Hands off Malia and Sasha Obama

Hands off Malia and Sasha Obama

Just when you think leaders of the National Rifle Association can’t stoop any lower, they keep managing to plunge even deeper. This time, they have strayed way over the line of respectability by using Malia and Sasha’s enrollment in Sidwell Friends, a private Quaker school, to malign President Obama over his proposal to place limits […]