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B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]

An Evening with Tamela Mann

An Evening with Tamela Mann

Old Label Production & Kingsmen Entertainment will present “An Evening with Tamela Mann’’ on Feb. 6 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Mann is perhaps best known as “Cora’’ in Tyler Perry plays featuring the character “Madea.’’ She also stars in “Mann & Wife,’’ a series on Bounce TV with actor husband, David […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

DeLand church to present candlelight concerts The choir of Trinity United Methodist Church will host its annual candlelight concerts on Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The work to be performed this year is titled “Let There Be Christmas,” which will include celebrative songs of praise to reflective carols […]

Holiday gift guide for all ages

Holiday gift guide for all ages

Common Sense Media’s holiday gift guide is packed with ideas hand-selected to inspire, educate, and entertain kids of all ages and stages. Whether your list includes young children, tweens, or teens, you can give the gift of top-rated media kids and parents will feel good about. Find 100+ more ideas at commonsense.org/holiday. Angela Zimmerman   […]

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

B-CU to honor Harriette and Harry T. Moore at graduation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When Harry T. Moore was killed in 1951, he had been fighting for racial equality since at least 1934, the year he started an NAACP chapter in Brevard County. As Florida’s state field secretary for the NAACP, he fought for equal […]

A holiday treat: College visit

A holiday treat: College visit

Daytona State hosts hundreds of local students for dinner concert and tour COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of students in the Food Brings Hope program were treated to dinner, a concert and a tour by Daytona State College on Dec. 4. This was the college’s sixth year in a row hosting students in the […]

School board blasted for teacher dispute, approving uniforms

School board blasted for teacher dispute, approving uniforms

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Students, parents and educators expressed their disappointment with the Volusia County School Board on Tuesday over a teachers union dispute as well as the board’s approval of school uniforms. On Tuesday, local teachers and parents marched from the Volusia County administration building to the district headquarters, urging board members to agree […]

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Every Monday, Samuel James “Coach Rip’’ Collins can be found playing tennis at Derbyshire Park. The former football and baseball coach takes no medication and leads an active life, which includes noonday Bible studies at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, where he is a member. On Sunday, Dec. 13, Mr. Collins celebrates […]

Just being neighborly

Just being neighborly

A Daytona Beach Neighborhood Watch Association held its recent holiday party at Living Faith Word Ministry. Local elected officials attended the event, helping to spread holiday cheer and assisting with serving residents. At right, Daytona Police Captain Jakari Young is shown with Commissioner Patrick Henry, Mayor Derrick Henry and his son. In the photo above, […]

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will conduct open auditions for “Smokey Joe’s Café’’ from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, Goddard Performance Hall (bldg. 230), Choir Room. The musical celebrates the golden age of rock n’ roll, boasting the longest […]