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Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Montford Point Marines honored during ceremony last month in D.C. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A group of African-American Marines from Volusia and Flagler counties who broke the color barrier during World War II were among hundreds who received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 27. Dr. James […]

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA star Vince Carter will hold his annual youth basketball camp next week in Daytona Beach. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy will take place at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School from July 10 to 14. Children ages 6-17 have registered to participate in the annual […]

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Growing up in Daytona Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Salenta Baisden could not have predicted that a film she helped write and produce would be featured at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Baisden, who graduated from Bethune-Cookman with a degree in math, now lives […]

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Highly decorated U.S. Army Colonel Greg Gadson will be the grand marshal for the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 6 at the Daytona International Speedway. Gadson, who lost both of his legs when he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device, will give […]

Daytona announces summer hours at pools

Daytona announces summer hours at pools

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES As temperatures soar into the 90s and higher, summer hours have been announced for two public pools in Daytona Beach. The city also announced that lifeguards are needed to work at the pools. Campbell Pool, which is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard next to the John H. Dickerson […]

Signup begins for next Citizens Academy

Signup begins for next Citizens Academy

Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 21 through Oct. 30. The final class is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12. There is no charge for the program, but […]

COMMUNITY CALENDAR for July 5 – July 11, 2012

COMMUNITY CALENDAR for July 5 – July 11, 2012

1,000 sought for prayer The “Morning Glory”1,000 women in white in prayer will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 540 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The church invites the public to attend. More information: www.droministries.com. Tutoring help available Partnering with St. James Academy, Elect […]

Graduates receive scholarships from Cultural Society

Graduates receive scholarships from Cultural Society

Graduating students have benefitted from participation in “The Youth Black History Reality Show,” sponsored annually during Black History Month by the African American Cultural Society (AACS). Students have made learning fun, showcasing the contingency of African-American achievers – namely, Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, etc. Scholarships have been awarded to the […]

Obama’s affordable health care victory

Obama’s affordable health care victory

I was standing in front of the Supreme Court when news came that the court had upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was interesting to watch Republicans yell and scream at the court that rendered this dramatic affirmation of the president’s health care initiative. They were the same people who challenged the initial passage […]

Homeownership declines as number of renters grows

Homeownership declines as number of renters grows

Despite some signs of housing recovery, America remains a nation burdened by high housing costs, according to a new report from Harvard University. The report, “State of the Nation’s Housing 2012,” finds some signs of recovery in the housing market in spite of continuing concerns about foreclosures and the border economy. Whether renting or buying […]