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Library to offer skimmers seminar Have you ever been scammed on the phone, swamped by sales calls, or had your card skimmed at a gas station? Learn what the state is doing to protect you at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

Putting the pressure on B-CU

Putting the pressure on B-CU

Choice of DeVos as graduation speaker riles up residents, students, alum BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Their message was loud and clear: “Say hell no to DeVos!’’ Led by the Volusia County/Daytona Beach NAACP, local residents and community leaders as well as some Bethune-Cookman University alumni and students marched in front of the campus on […]

‘They welcome everyone’

‘They welcome everyone’

Local Muslims provide entertainment, education at annual community event BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The local Muslim community got together with the Greater Daytona community last Saturday for a day of fun and dialogue. The Muslim Women’s Association (WMA) of Daytona Beach held its annual Community Outreach Program on April 29 at the Islamic Center […]

Oklahoma businessman to address NAACP banquet next month

Oklahoma businessman to address NAACP banquet next month

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Clifton Taulbert, an author, entrepreneur and business consultant, will be the speaker at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 44th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. It will be held Saturday, June 10, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. The  banquet is the local NAACP’s premier […]

Kids hang out with officers at Daytona event

Kids hang out with officers at Daytona event

The Daytona Beach Police Department and the City of Daytona Beach held its first Daytona 100 Bike Ride and Community Day on April 29 at the John H. Dickerson Center. According to the police department, its purpose was “to foster positive interaction’’ between the youth and law enforcement.’’ Kids of all ages participated in the […]

Focus

Focus

MLK’s niece to speak in DeLand Lighthouse Christian Preparatory Academy will present Brunch with Alveda King on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will discuss building unity in the community though education service. The former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, is […]

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 […]