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Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT 2014

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT 2014

B-CU honors Troutmans as ‘Total B-CU Family’ FROM STAFF REPORTS At Bethune-Cookman University’s Dec. 13 fall commencement, 213 students received degrees. Among those was Ted Troutman of Daytona Beach, who graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Ted followed in the footsteps of more than 40 relatives who have graduated from the university. Last Saturday, […]

Protests at mall elicit positive police response

Protests at mall elicit positive police response

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Amid the massive outcry in recent weeks over the non-indictments in the cop killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, protests, vigils and die-ins have materialized across Central Florida, making a showing at the Volusia Mall on International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach last week. Brandon Krampert Over a […]

Wildcats lose Jenkins to Alabama

Wildcats lose Jenkins to Alabama

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Brian Jenkins was introduced as the new head coach of Alabama State University (ASU) on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at the school’s new stadium. The 43-year-old said it was part of God’s plan for him. “When God speaks, you don’t question it,” Jenkins said at the press […]

Will Midtown parade march on?

Will Midtown parade march on?

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard was thinly lined with onlookers as floats, bands and non-profits marched along the street for Saturday morning’s Light-Up Midtown Parade. The Midtown community surrounds the Bethune-Cookman University area where a majority of Blacks live. The annual December event saw its third year along with a […]

Fire prevention tips from Palm Coast Fire Department

Fire prevention tips from Palm Coast Fire Department

The Palm Coast Fire Department is offering fire prevention tips to keep wreaths green at all of the city’s fire stations. Project Green Wreath is a fire prevention program that runs through December. Large wreaths have been hung at all five stations, with green light bulbs in each. Firefighters will replace one green light with […]

More time needed for land development code

More time needed for land development code

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners say they will need more time before they take a final vote on the city’s land development code. At the last meeting of the city commission on Dec. 3, they approved a number of changes and additions to the code previously. However, the decision on the […]

Time to light up Midtown

Time to light up Midtown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Holly Hill’s 55th annual Christmas parade (pictured above) was held on Dec. 6. The celebrations continue in Daytona Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13 with the annual Light Up Midtown parade and health fair. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will consist of area high school, […]

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Cartoonist Ron Bryant has been featured in newspapers and magazines the world over, reaching fans from Daytona to Atlanta, Nigeria to Germany discussing issues mainstream media refuse to acknowledge. Most recently, Bryant created quite the buzz after an illustration he drew depicting hip-hop superstar Nikki Minaj was shared thousands […]

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – When St. Augustine Republican John Thrasher left the Senate last month to become president of Florida State University, his departure created a domino effect that will lead to three special legislative elections in early 2015. But it hasn’t taken long for campaign donors in Northeast […]

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