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NAACP’s Slater weighs in on Chitwood, Cusack flap

NAACP’s Slater weighs in on Chitwood, Cusack flap

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach NAACP president has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the local police chief’s comments about Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack’s appointment of an Indian American to the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA). Cynthia Slater calls Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood’s comments about Cusack’s appointment of Pravin […]

Volunteers sought for walking tour of Midtown

Volunteers sought for walking tour of Midtown

May 2 workshop will focus on health, safety and environmental issues BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Health Department in conjunction with the Volusia Transportation Planning Organization and the City of Daytona Beach will be hosting a workshop that will focus on short-term and long-term improvements to sidewalks and streets in Midtown. The […]

Chiles Academy to host Earth Day Festival

Chiles Academy to host Earth Day Festival

Daytona Beach’s Earth Day Festival will take place April 22 at Chiles Academy. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the site of the old Bonner Elementary School on George Engram Boulevard. This year’s Earth Day event will be in support of the […]

Women In Transition plans April 21 fundraiser

Women In Transition plans April 21 fundraiser

Women In Transition will be holding a fundraiser to help single homeless women in need of housing. The event is April 21 at Duff Original buffet in South Daytona.  Organizers are asking for a $30 donation. The speaker for the event will be Pastor Toni Charles of Elect Ladies Ministries. She is the assistant pastor […]

B-CU practice field meeting scheduled April 26

B-CU practice field meeting scheduled April 26

A meeting of residents who live near a training center being constructed for Bethune-Cookman University athletes will take place April 26 at the John H. Dickerson Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The university has called for the meeting and is inviting residents to attend. B-CU is seeking the approval from the Midtown Redevelopment Area […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Volunteers needed for city cleanup The City of Daytona Beach is co-sponsoring a community cleanup for Midtown on May 5. Volunteers are needed. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Daisy Stocking Park. Call Charles Bryant at 386-671-8185 or e-mail him at bryantc@codb.us to participate. Vince Carter’s to host fundraiser The 138th annual Run […]

Bunnell church presents ‘Saturday Night Live’

Bunnell church presents ‘Saturday Night Live’

A display of talent showed up at “Saturday Night Live” over in Bunnell recently at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, where the Rev. Patrick A. Wilkerson is the pastor. The Youth Ministry, under youth director Monique Johnson, sponsored the gospel fervor of vocalists, other musicians and liturgical dancers. “Saturday Night Live” was presided by Lisa […]

‘Jammin’ in the Park’ returns this month to Edgewater

‘Jammin’ in the Park’ returns this month to Edgewater

The New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band and the City of Edgewater will host the third annual “Jammin’ in the Park” event. It takes place April 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hawks Park, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater For two years, “Jammin’ in the Park” has entertained Southeast Volusia County with […]

Questions for presidential candidates

Questions for presidential candidates

It is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. It’s down to Romney and President Obama as opponents in November. The entertainment is over.  Let’s get down to business. Consider what either candidate might do in three areas: • Jobs – The unemployment rate ticked down just a […]

Time to revive the National Civil Rights Commission

Time to revive the National Civil Rights Commission

According to statistics compiled by Kali Akuno and Arlene Eisen on behalf of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Black Left Unity Network and the US Human Rights Network, police or private security people have slain 17 other African-Americans since Trayvon Martin’s death. Across the country, people are questioning the promise of “liberty and justice […]