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Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies

Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Known as Momma ReRe to many in the Greater Daytona Beach area, Reola Tucker Robinson died Aug. 16. She was 85. Robinson’s funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1 at   Shady Grove Baptist Church with Elder Robert L. Thomas presiding. Viewing will be Aug. 31 from […]

Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

The Hope Food Pantry celebrated its first year in operation on Aug. 18. The pantry, located at 1200 Ninth St. in Holly Hill, first opened its doors on Aug. 9, 2011. The pantry registered 55 families in its first month of operation. To date, 370 families and 988 individuals have been served.  Twenty-five bags of food […]

Allen Chapel to host AME conference

Allen Chapel to host AME conference

The 113th session of the Central Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will take place Sept. 11-14 at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd.,  Daytona Beach. More than 1,000 delegates, laypersons, and youth from throughout Central Florida are expected to attend the four-day event. The conference will feature a number […]

Fabric-cutting party to raise awareness about domestic violence, bullying

Fabric-cutting party to raise awareness about domestic violence, bullying

The Sewing Garret of South Daytona is hosting a fabric-cutting party Sept. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 949 Beville Road. The purpose of the party is to cut and create purple ribbons that will be distributed to local businesses for display in October, National Domestic Violence Awareness month and National Bullying Prevention […]

Art House Cinema celebrates 20th anniversary

Art House Cinema celebrates 20th anniversary

Cinematique of Daytona, Volusia County’s only dedicated Art House Cinema, is celebrating 20 years with an open house on Aug. 31.  Beginning at 4 p.m., the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber will make the milestone official with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Immediately following, the theater doors will open to show some of the cinema upgrades. Admission is […]

The domino effect of student debt

The domino effect of student debt

When this year’s student debt burden surpassed the $1 trillion mark, it became even larger than the amount of debt held on credit cards. New findings now conclude that heavy student loan debt delays the ability of young graduates to buy a home and in the worst scenarios, strips Social Security benefits and even disability […]

The ‘Politricks’ of White supremacy

The ‘Politricks’ of White supremacy

The 2012 political season is in full throttle toward the November 6h national elections. The Democrats and the Republicans have determined their respective national standard bearers and delineated their issue platforms and public policy agenda and priorities. Black Americans, Latino Americans, and millions of other Americans who are eligible and registered to vote will determine […]

Fear, threats intimidation won’t work this time

Fear, threats intimidation won’t work this time

DR. WILLIE J. KIMMONS READER COMMENTARY This is a response to the recent attacks on mayoral candidate Mr. Derrick Henry’s campaign. It is obvious to me that some segments of our great city are awfully afraid of change and will do anything to distract, distort, divert and use fear tactics to try and sway voters […]

Without a gun, how many lives would have been saved?

Without a gun, how many lives would have been saved?

When news broke of the murders at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, people of all faiths and backgrounds and the first responders who came to the scene to help were horrified by the ambush on men and women as they prepared for worship services. Leaders across the country quickly denounced the hate […]

Local doctor to help lead American Heart Association

Local doctor to help lead American Heart Association

Dr. Celeste Philip elected to serve on board of directors SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste M. Philip has been selected chair of Cultural Health to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. She is serving on the board during the association’s 2012-2013 fiscal year. Philip is the assistant director for […]