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Homeless sound off on location of shelter

Homeless sound off on location of shelter

Volusia moves forward with providing funds, but there are complaints about how those who need it will get there. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council voted last week to have County Attorney Dan Eckert draw up a contract to help fund the construction and operation costs for a proposed homeless shelter in […]

Making a difference one step at a time

Making a difference one step at a time

Easter Seals’ Walk With Me raises funds, awareness SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Eleven years ago, twins Jayden and Jordan Harper were born prematurely (at 27 weeks) at Winnie Palmer Hospital. Jayden spent 10 months in an incubator while Jordan was able to return home to his mother, Jasmine Harper, in Daytona Beach after two […]

Johnson a finalist for Florida principal of the year

Johnson a finalist for Florida principal of the year

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Earl Johnson, principal of Matanzas High School in Flagler County, has been named a finalist for the Florida Department of Education’s principal of the year. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced the finalists last week for the outstanding principal and assistant principal of the year. “I am pleased to recognize […]

Daytona police hosting bike ride, carnival at Dickerson Center

Daytona police hosting bike ride, carnival at Dickerson Center

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department and the City of Daytona Beach will present the Daytona 100, a bike ride followed by a carnival on Saturday, April 29. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther […]

Greater Friendship pastor has plans to help youth, seniors, vets

Greater Friendship pastor has plans to help youth, seniors, vets

BY JAMES HARPER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Michael A. Chambers says his roots are planted and he’s ready to take Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach to another level. Chambers came to Daytona Beach from Baltimore, Md., and will be celebrating his first year anniversary next month as pastor of one […]

Graduating seniors rack up scholarships at Flagler program

Graduating seniors rack up scholarships at Flagler program

Young people and community organizations that have been captured in my articles worked a photo-op at the 31st Annual Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony of Flagler Palm Coast High School, Matanzas High School and the Flagler County School District. The students were among 206 graduating seniors receiving $350,000 in scholarships, a combined sponsorship of 70 businesses, […]

Spring cleaning in Zone 5

Spring cleaning in Zone 5

A Daytona Beach Zone 5 clean up project with Commissioner Dannette Henry, who represents the area, was held April 22. Residents of all ages joined the effort to spruce up their neighborhoods. The group started out at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center. A curbside collection of appliances, cars, furnishings also was available […]

Community News

Community News

Discussion to follow Coltrane film “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’’ will be shown May 5-18 at the Cinematique of Daytona, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The documentary is narrated by actor Denzel Washington. Set against the social, political, and cultural landscape of the times, “Chasing Trane’’ brings him to life as a fully […]

Beware of ‘Radio-Activists’

Beware of ‘Radio-Activists’

There are many Black folks who can tell us “what we need to do” in the context of economic empowerment and other issues that matter. They have all the answers, but too often deal with them from a symptomatic rather than a problematic perspective. Some of us believe that simply talking about a problem, mainly […]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education plan falls short

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education plan falls short

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sincerely wants to do something to improve Chicago schools. I have no doubt of that. Unfortunately, his proposal – called “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” – falls short of the mark. His idea is to add a new requirement for high school graduation. Starting in 2020, all students eligible for a high school […]

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