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Cinematique to host civil rights film festival March 8 and 9 The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona […]

City schedules Juneteenth celebrations for June 19-20

City schedules Juneteenth celebrations for June 19-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson says planning has begun for this year’s Juneteenth celebrations. The annual event, which will be in its 13th year, will feature a June 19 banquet at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on George Engram Boulevard and a festival featuring family events, food, vendors and […]

Cinematique to host Civil rights film festival

Cinematique to host Civil rights film festival

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: • Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” 7:30 p.m. March […]

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present “Your Body, Your Temple,’’ a health and wellness event, on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The free event is the work of the sorority’s Physical and Mental Health Committee, which is chaired by Dr. Sadie McConner. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to […]

‘42’ coming to  Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

‘42’ coming to Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

Jackie Robinson will be back in the infield as the movie “42” is shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28. The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands. The popular 2013 film tells the […]

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Free events Author Chris Lamb will discuss his biography, “Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The free events are part of the library’s Connecting with the Community series, a […]

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7.  Initially observed in 1999, the 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The day has been set aside by activists as an awareness campaign for the Black community, which has historically shown a higher percentage of HIV/AIDS […]

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day

Students, both returning and first-time-in-college, will find a clear path to applying for federal tuition assistance during a free statewide event known as College Goal (Saturday) Sunday or CGS!Florida, part of the national CGS project. On Saturday, March 1, Daytona State College will host the only local CGS event, from noon to 4 p.m. on […]

Sanford author to discuss civil rights on Feb. 1 at Daytona library

Sanford author to discuss civil rights on Feb. 1 at Daytona library

Sarasota-based author Liz Coursen returns to the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island for two programs on Feb. 1. At 10 a.m., she will share information from her book, “The Complete Biography Workbook” and demonstrate how to use this information for participation in the upcoming Harvesting History project. Harvesting History, which will begin in […]

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Port Orange gears up for Freemanville Day Ceremony The 11th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony is Feb. 11 in Port Orange. The ceremony will be held at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 941 N. Orange Ave., beginning at 4 p.m. Each year, the City of Port Orange honors its African-American heritage, and hosts the ceremony in […]