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Black History Month observances shaping up

Black History Month observances shaping up

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The start of Black History Month is less than a week away and programs to educate area residents on the achievements and sacrifices of African-Americans will be plentiful. Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, it […]

SECOND IN COMMAND

SECOND IN COMMAND

Jakari Young is the second Black to climb the ranks to deputy chief BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) promoted one of its own to deputy chief on Jan. 20 during a promotions ceremony held at police headquarters. Captain Jakari Young was promoted to deputy chief, which makes him second in […]

Free tests available on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Free tests available on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County will offer free rapid HIV tests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at DOH locations in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City. “Everyone should take advantage of this opportunity to confirm their HIV status,” said DOH-Volusia Administrator Patricia Boswell. “When a […]

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony “Tony’’ Thompson is a retired firefighter who spent 21 years with the Daytona Beach Fire Department. He also worked with the Department of Juvenile justice for 14 years. In his book titled “In His Arms,’’ which will be released this month, he attempts to inspire youth to stay out […]

Focus

Focus

FAMU alumni chapter to host gala The Volusia County Alumni Chapter of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association will host its third annual Scholarship and Fundraising Gala on Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. The evening will include dinner […]

Black History Month event to include jazz, poetry, art

Black History Month event to include jazz, poetry, art

Be blown away by songstress Linda Cole’s sensational opening performance at the Ormond Beach Public Library come Feb. 3, 2-5 p.m. Cole will create the right vibes and evoke the history behind the classical art form of jazz. She will hone in for Black History Month and your applause to an introduction by Gerri Wright-Gibson, […]

Halifax Health doctors’ research recognized at international forum

Halifax Health doctors’ research recognized at international forum

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The research of top physicians in the Halifax Health – Family Medicine Residency Program was recognized at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care held in December in Orlando. The physicians joined nearly 6,000 health care professionals at the international forum […]

Daytona State’s STEMinar series resumes Feb. 6

Daytona State’s STEMinar series resumes Feb. 6

The School of Biological and Physical Sciences at Daytona State College has announced its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) seminar series for spring 2017. The series is free and open to the public. The one-hour seminars are held on Mondays, starting promptly at 5 p.m. in the Madorsky Theater, located in the Hosseini Center (Bldg. […]

Free genealogy series to start on Feb. 1

Free genealogy series to start on Feb. 1

Six free genealogical classes will be presented next month at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Genealogy librarian Kim Dolce will lead the classes, which will explore the free databases available to Volusia County Public Library card holders. The classes will take place on Wednesdays starting Feb. […]

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Daytona residents at King events had plenty to say about political controversies. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds gathered Monday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to honor slain civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday. But while they reflected on King and his legacy, there was concern about the nation’s […]