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Trayvon Martin: One year later

Trayvon Martin: One year later

“We’re here to let the community, and particularly teenagers, know that they have a right to walk in peace without being followed, without being harmed and without being killed.” – Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin A year has passed since that awful day last Feb. 26 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed […]

Cancer survivors to take runway at March 30 fashion show

Cancer survivors to take runway at March 30 fashion show

Guests will have a fresh take on cancer awareness, jazzed up by cancer survivors modeling for the “Phenomenal Woman” breast cancer awareness fashion show. These are people we know and have no idea that they are cancer survivors. Cynthia Black, a former professional runway model, debuts the show, bringing awareness to her passion for helping […]

Campbell Middle students complete banking program

Campbell Middle students complete banking program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Campbell Middle School recently celebrated the graduation of 12 of its students from the Money Smart Banking Program presented by Food Brings Home and the United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties’ “Campaign for Working Families.” Money Smart Banking is an interactive banking program designed to teach students how to […]

B-CU to present 23rd Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

B-CU to present 23rd Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

The 23rd Annual Humanities Advisory Council Seminar will be held March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University. This year’s event focuses on four values – responsibility, compassion, humility, and commitment. Four guest speakers have been chosen by the planning committee […]

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. […]