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Alfonso ‘Pangy’ Williams dies

Alfonso ‘Pangy’ Williams dies

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Alfonso “Pangy” Williams, a lifelong Daytona resident, died Sept. 2 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, Port Orange. He was 69. Born May 29, 1946 to the late Eugene Williams and Irene Williams, he graduated from Campbell Senior High School in 1964. Williams was a former football coach at Campbell Junior High, […]

Online college helps students go the distance

Online college helps students go the distance

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Kevin Finnie was a Bethune-Cookman University star running back in 1989. An athletic scholarship helped him break stats as one of former Coach Larry Little’s best rushers. But for Finnie, life and learning have since slowed down. Today, the 48-year-old father lives in Miami. He is a prostate cancer survivor […]

Focus

Focus

Magazine foundation to host baby shower, toddler’s expo The Parent Magazine Foundation along with Volusia and Flagler Parent Magazines will host the 2015 Ultimate Baby Shower and Toddler’s Expo on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. This show caters to pregnancy through the pre-school years, showcasing […]

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

A community at a crossroads: Part 1 Editor’s note: This commentary was originally written in “Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1942” (Southeast Museum of Photography, 1999). It featured the photography of Gordon Parks. DR. LEONARD LEMPEL GUEST COMMENTARY Gordon Parks’ 1943 photographs of Daytona Beach reveal a poor but proud and cohesive African-American […]

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

Bethune-Cookman is the first university in the state to receive the certification. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University has received a major accomplishment for its online college. The online college recently was certified as a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) program. According to the university, B-CU’s Online College is the first program in Florida […]

Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

Making Strides event takes place Oct. 31 at Riverfront Park BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES When Valencia Robinson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, she joined the ranks of more than 40,000 African-American women in Florida with the disease and is now one more champion who claims survivorship. She also is the first Black […]

Local student chosen for White House initiative

Local student chosen for White House initiative

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES An invitation to be part of a White House initiative is a coveted honor and one Bethune-Cookman University student is among 82 other undergraduate and graduate students from HBCUs to achieve that accolade. Landon Wright of Orlando, a senior accounting major at B-CU, is one of four African-American students at […]

Quality education for students the focus of Flagler NAACP banquet

Quality education for students the focus of Flagler NAACP banquet

BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES It was a suave affair, drawing attention to the school-to-prison pipeline that resulted in positive change. On Saturday evening, the Flagler County NAACP sponsored its Freedom Fund Banquet in Palm Coast at the exquisite Hammock Beach Resort. The Aug. 29 event was a black-tie splash in fine dining and […]

Community News

Community News

Votran makes route changes for Labor Day weekend SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Votran will operate on a limited service schedule Monday, Sept. 7. Riders are encouraged to plan their travel in advance to avoid possibletravel conflicts. •West Volusia routes 22, 24 and 60 will not operate. Connecting SunRail Routes 30, 31, 32 and 33 […]

Daytona State program to feature member of Florida Highwaymen

Daytona State program to feature member of Florida Highwaymen

On Sept. 22, the Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program will feature R. L. Lewis, one of the 26 African-American painters who emerged during the 1950s and 1960s to become known as the Florida Highwaymen. In 2009, Lewis captivated a WISE audience of nearly 250 people who came to hear his […]