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Dickerson Center gets updated workout equipment

Dickerson Center gets updated workout equipment

BY JAMES HARPER     DAYTONA TIMES The Midtown Educational and Cultural Center opened in Daytona Beach last May and the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural Center is scheduled to open next month. Neither center has a fitness center with free weights and nautilus equipment. That’s not the case at the John H. Dickerson Center, which recently […]

First Church to host worship workshop, concert

First Church to host worship workshop, concert

Let’s pull back the curtain on the “Heart of Worship Workshop and Concert” and gear up for the understanding of excellence in music ministry. Worship facilitator James Robbins, through God’s grace, is making his mark. He’ll chart the biblical meaning of worship and will orchestrate the music for God’s kingdom building. “He’s our own, gifted […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in January for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant. The workshops will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 […]

Jobs as we have known them are gone for good

Jobs as we have known them are gone for good

In consideration of the latest shenanigans from Congress as it pertains to the economic conditions facing most Americans these days, unemployment and underemployment being the most serious, the case for entrepreneurship is more important than ever. For Black people especially, whose unemployment rate is double that of the national average and even as high as […]

Black community biggest loser of 2012

Black community biggest loser of 2012

As I have reflected on the year just ended, I noticed everyone doing their usual year-end lists of the biggest winners and losers of the year. I am not a big fan of these lists, but I will acknowledge that the Black community was the biggest loser of 2012. I have been very critical of […]

Influencing Barack Obama’s second act

Influencing Barack Obama’s second act

There is a different feel in the air, and it should not be surprising. As historic as was the re-election of President Obama, nothing can replace the uniqueness of the opening of his first term four years ago. The expectations; the history that was made; the level of excitement. It was all too impossible to […]

Young soccer coach trying to get more Blacks interested in sport

Young soccer coach trying to get more Blacks interested in sport

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ian Headley, the girls soccer coach at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona, is trying to build the program from the ground up. The school just brought back the sport after a seven-year absence. In addition, Headley is trying to spark interest in the sport in the Daytona Beach area […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Father Lopez shines during holiday Showdown BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The boys basketball team at Father Lopez won their own New Year’s Showdown tournament last week. “In any tournament, you want to stay sharp and play good competition. The plan is for it to benefit you down the road,” stated Eddie Miller, Father Lopez’s […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats now shift focus to conference play BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats wrapped up the non-conference part of their basketball schedule with hard-fought losses to Florida International University (FIU) on Monday and Louisiana State University two days earlier. A final three-point attempt by B-CU fell short in a 74-72 loss to FIU. “You […]

How Midtown could look in 50 years

How Midtown could look in 50 years

Residents urged to attend Jan. 7 workshop on implementing city’s master plan BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine a town center square in Daytona Beach located at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The public square will be the cultural and commercial heart of Midtown. It will include shaded […]