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Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority donates supplies to local schools

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority donates supplies to local schools

On Oct. 24 and 25, the Cluster III of the South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. met at Bethune-Cookman  University for its annual conference. Hosted by  Gamma Mu Omega, the graduate chapter for Daytona Beach, and Gamma Tau, the undergraduate chapter at Bethune-Cookman University, approximately 250 sorority members, representing 15 Florida and South Georgia […]

A heartbreaker in Bulldog  Stadium: Wildcats lose to South Carolina State 20-14

A heartbreaker in Bulldog Stadium: Wildcats lose to South Carolina State 20-14

Wildcats lose 20-14 to South Carolina ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Austin Smith fought through a pair of tackles and rumbled 49 yards for the game-winning touchdown, helping South Carolina State upend No. 13 Bethune-Cookman, 20-14, on Saturday afternoon inside Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium. In one of the craziest final minutes in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) […]

Aggies defeat Rattlers to take first place in MEAC

Aggies defeat Rattlers to take first place in MEAC

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES GREENSBORO, N.C. – Homecoming wins always have a little extra weight to them. The alumni, student body and administration all walk out of the stadium with their chest poked out before partaking in a few more tailgates and the fun and festivities scheduled for the evening. North Carolina A&T’s 40-21 […]

Impact of Earnhardt Jr.’s win at Martinsville Speedway

Impact of Earnhardt Jr.’s win at Martinsville Speedway

Victory denies eight drivers chance at Sprint Cup Series title BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Access denied. Dale Earnhardt Jr., already eliminated from Sprint Cup Series title contention, held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon to win Sunday’s Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway. With the victory, Earnhardt denied any of the eight […]

Movement trying to help ex-felons get jobs

Movement trying to help ex-felons get jobs

‘Ban the Box’ event explores removing certain questions from applications BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A seminar held Monday at Bethune-Cookman University centered on a nationwide initiative to remove an employment barrier for ex-felons. The “Ban the Box’’ campaign asks employers to remove questions regarding conviction histories from their employment applications and to adopt […]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Free screenings available locally for the uninsured and underinsured ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease – the second-leading cause of death in women. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan […]

Analysis of killings by police shows major risk for young Black males

Analysis of killings by police shows major risk for young Black males

BY RYAN GABRIELSON, RYANN GROCHOWSKI JONES AND ERIC SAGARA PROPUBLICA Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their White counterparts – 21 times greater, according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police shootings from […]

Daytona block party with focus on education draws hundreds

Daytona block party with focus on education draws hundreds

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Westside Elementary School Parent Teacher Association sponsored its annual “Neighborhood Watch for Education” block party on Oct. 15 in the Cedar Highlands neighborhood of Daytona Beach just south of Westside Elementary. More than 300 parents and students flocked to the block party. “Westside Elementary has held this event […]

Harpist to play at church, concert

Harpist to play at church, concert

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Angelica Hairston will be a special guest harpist at the morning service of United Presbyterian Church on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. The church is at 730 Beville Road. Hairston began playing the violin at age 4 and the harp at age 12. She is currently a student at […]

Plenty of jazz, food, camaraderie

Plenty of jazz, food, camaraderie

The “Thin Man’’ Watts 2014 Jazz Festival was held Oct. 18 at the Watts Amphitheater in DeLand on Oct. 18. The festival is named after Nobel “Thin Man’’ Watts, the renowned jazz musician from DeLand who died in 2004. The festival began in 2004 at the South DeLand amphitheater, which was renamed in 2004 in […]