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B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF College Choice, a publication that helps students select the best educational choices based on their needs, desires and future plans, has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) as one of its top HBCUs (historically Black college and university.) The university is ranked No. 3 on its list; the first time B-CU has […]

US students learn about Cuba by being there

US students learn about Cuba by being there

Students from America experience change during semester at Arcadia University in Havana BY MICHAEL MATZA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS HAVANA — Crossing the campus of Cuba’s premier university, Janelle Crilley passes a mural portraying corporate America as a sharp-toothed ogre trampling black hills labeled “99 percent.” The Earth, torn to shreds by the ogre’s bite, is in […]

Volusia NAACP banquet is set for May 30

Volusia NAACP banquet is set for May 30

FROM STAFF REPORTS Henry “Hank’’ Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, will be the speaker on May 30 at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The theme for “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’’ As a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., the […]

Concert to help homeless kids go to summer camp

Concert to help homeless kids go to summer camp

A benefit performance for Halifax Urban Ministries’ camp for children takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 29 at McK’s Tavern, 218. S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The Black Sheep Ceili Band will perform. There’s no cover charge to attend; all tips and funds raised will be donated to Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM). The […]

Community News

Community News

County and Speedway partner for 2016 Daytona Beach Half Marathon SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Government and the Daytona International Speedway have partnered to schedule the return of the Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, two weeks prior to the 58th annual Daytona 500. Registration opens on July 1. Sponsored […]

Move underway to curb growth of charter schools in Black communities

Move underway to curb growth of charter schools in Black communities

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in Black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots […]

Daytona State seeking teens for free Cyber Camp

Daytona State seeking teens for free Cyber Camp

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES A virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges will be in store for a select group of students entering grades 9-12 when Daytona State College hosts its third annual Cyber Camp July 13-16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd. in Daytona […]

Blacks least likely to get business loans from banks

Blacks least likely to get business loans from banks

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of Black-owned businesses operate in the South and the study found that 77 percent of Black business […]

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

Remembrance for Marlon Brown draws families who have lost sons from around state, nation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The family of Marlon Brown along with the Families United 4 Justice organization came together earlier this month to remember the man slain two years ago by a DeLand police officer. Families from Florida, Georgia, California and […]

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

Hundreds of churchgoing brothers and their families march for justice in Midtown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For several days last week, hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas gathered at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach for the 14th annual Sons of Allen Retreat. The retreat included worship services, Bible studies and a […]