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Mayor ‘shaken up’ over shooting at dad’s home

Mayor ‘shaken up’ over shooting at dad’s home

Daytona police shoot suspect who allegedly tried to stab woman BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A shooting by police early Wednesday morning at the home of Daytona Beach mayor’s father has led to an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE is investigating two Daytona Beach police officers involved in the […]

Another place to learn and grow

Another place to learn and grow

Dickerson Center Boys & Girls Club holds grand opening BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Lime green, black, blue, teal, grey, orange, red and gold. Those were the colors of the T-shirts hundreds of youth from across Volusia and Flagler County wore Monday at the John H. Dickerson Center during the official grand opening of the […]

New dining experience opens for BCU students, area residents

New dining experience opens for BCU students, area residents

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The aroma of collard greens, ham and sweet potatoes permeated the air. Hamburgers were frying on the grill and pizza was being baked in the oven. There is a station for salads. Desserts are plentiful and smorgasbords of other treats are waiting. And the cherry on top is it’s all […]

Free baseball clinic with Hall of Famers takes place Saturday at park

Free baseball clinic with Hall of Famers takes place Saturday at park

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A free baseball clinic, sponsored by the KinderVision Foundation, will take place Saturday at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach from 1-4 p.m. for kids 6-15. Former Major League Baseball players will offer advice during the clinic. The clinic will be followed at the ballpark by the Greatest Save Hall […]

Pioneer paratrooper to be honored at Onyx Awards

Pioneer paratrooper to be honored at Onyx Awards

Walter Morris was the first chosen for an all-Black 555th Parachute Infantry Company during World War II. The company became a battalion and later merged with the elite 82nd Airborne Division. The division unified the U.S. Army in 1947, a whole year prior to President Truman’s integrating the Armed Forces by Executive Order. The 555th […]

B-CU students hold vigil for tennis player who died in accident

B-CU students hold vigil for tennis player who died in accident

Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University students gathered Sunday night at the school for a candlelight vigil for fellow student Juan Munoz from Columbia who was killed Sept. 15 in a motorcycle accident. Munoz, a junior business major, also was on B-CU’s tennis team and was called by the university an “outstanding tennis player.’’ He was driving […]

Daytona State offers fall open houses, showcases

Daytona State offers fall open houses, showcases

FROM STAFF REPORTS Fall is traditionally the season for high school seniors and juniors to start making their college selections. Daytona State College invites students, parents and families to choose an open house close to home. The open houses help any future student explore a college education, choose ways to advance their career or re-tool […]

Second annual HIV/AIDS provider forum set for Nov. 21

Second annual HIV/AIDS provider forum set for Nov. 21

The Partnership for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Planning (PCHAP) is hosting its second annual provider forum. This is a forum for professionals in all fields who are working with HIV positive individuals. It gives your organization a platform to talk about what you do and showcase your new programs or successes.  You will learn about complementary services and […]

Selling out Black college football to make a buck

Selling out Black college football to make a buck

I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it. There’s only one reason our HBCUs schedule games against schools whose […]

Victim of ignorance killed by gun violence

Victim of ignorance killed by gun violence

At only 24 years old, Timothy Dawkins was already well respected in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as a young leader and youth organizer wise for his years. His colleague Trayon White, a District of Columbia State Board of Education member, described him to a reporter this way: “Tim was just very different. You’re talking […]