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Republicans gearing up to compete for Black vote

Republicans gearing up to compete for Black vote

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus inherited a simple mission: stop inflaming racism and expand the voter base beyond White, male America. Like so many Republicans before him, Priebus repeatedly gets in his own way in his attempts to appeal to Blacks and other minority groups. Rising stars The RNC’s latest effort to sell […]

All children deserve teachers who care about them

All children deserve teachers who care about them

As children across the country are returning to their classrooms, Janol Vinson is part of the next generation of educators and administrators who will be shaping our children’s future. He recently received his bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Northern Kentucky University and is now pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration at […]

Olympic dreams:  Embry Riddle seniors have set sights on competing in Russia

Olympic dreams: Embry Riddle seniors have set sights on competing in Russia

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Reta Woodard and Mike Edwards have a number of things in common. They are Embry Riddle Aeronautical University students who hope to graduate this year, they are ERAU athletes, and both have dreams of going to the 2016 Olympics in Russia. Woodard is majoring in air traffic management while Edwards […]

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

FROM WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman seniors Jarkevis Fields and Alex Monroe picked up Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference weekly honors following the 23rd-ranked Wildcats’ 12-9 win over Tennessee State in the John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1, in Nashville, Tenn. Fields, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker from Sanford, was selected as this week’s MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. […]

9/11 Drive to Donate’ scheduled Saturday at Speedway

9/11 Drive to Donate’ scheduled Saturday at Speedway

For the eighth consecutive year, Daytona International Speedway and OneBlood will partner together for the 9/11 “Drive to Donate” Blood Drive on Sept. 7 at Daytona International Speedway. The “Drive to Donate” Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Daytona 500 Club, located in the infield and just outside […]

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Facing the need for a growing subsidy from taxpayers and to help offset substantially higher operating costs, Votran administrators are proposing a fare increase.  If approved by the Volusia County Council, the new fare structure would take effect February 2014. The proposed increase being considered has a two-year implementation period. The […]

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

FROM STAFF REPORTS Retired music teachers are being asked to volunteer their time to teach at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center’s new recording studio. Shamisai Chipudhla, the recording studio’s manager, says the plan is for him and other volunteers to share their knowledge and time by offering free music lessons for the underprivileged children […]

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

Learn about the African American Museum of Art during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Executive Director Mary Allen will share information about the museum’s revolving gallery and permanent collection, which has more than 150 artifacts, sculptures and masks from African countries. The museum, […]

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

East Volusia II center, that primarily served Black children, has closed BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents living in Daytona Beach’s Midtown who had hoped to send their children to the Head Start center on Henry Butts Drive no longer have that option. The East Volusia II Head Start center no longer exists at that […]

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Prompted by an application last December to rename the Derbyshire Athletic Fields after retired educator Harold Lucas, the Daytona Beach City Commission voted last week to establish new procedures and guidelines for naming and renaming city-owned land and facilities and provides a mechanism for commissioners to recommend names they believe […]