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Coming soon: ‘Carmen Jones’ The 1954 classic movie “Carmen Jones,’’ starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, will be shown Feb. 23 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. More information: Call 386-257-6036, ext. 16235. Palm […]

Leaving school job, but not students

Leaving school job, but not students

Vickie Presley retires after 36 years in Volusia district BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Vickie Presley, area superintendent for Volusia County Schools, retired on Jan. 5 after 36 years of service to the district. While she’ll be giving up her administrative position, Presley still plans to “serve our community and work with young people. ‘’ She […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Remembering Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune became a world-renowned educator, civil and human rights leader, champion for women and young people, and an advisor to five U.S. presidents. The founder of Bethune-Cookman University is captured in photographs taken on campus in 1943 by legendary photographer Gordon Parks. In the top right photo, […]

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. WESH honors Huger, others WESH 2 News is honoring Black Central Floridians this month who have made significant historical contributions. Daytona Beach’s Dr. James Huger is one of the seven featured. Huger, the city’s […]

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Racing association to show Pryor film Feb. 7 The Motor Racing Heritage Association (MRHA) will show the Richard Pryor film “Greased Lightning’’ at Cinematique at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 as a fund raiser for its own new film about racing history. The event will end by 4:30. The movie is the life story […]

Community News

Community News

Library showing classic Black films this month At 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Ben Trotter, a library assistant and film school graduate, shows a popular classic movie at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Upcoming movies include “Intruder in the Dust,” Feb. 9, and “Carmen Jones,’’ Feb. 23. […]

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

Branch leaders meet with Chisholm; Slater says commissioners should step up. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since October, Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater has been standing in front of Daytona Beach commissioners at their regular meetings, pressing them to look into the city’s hiring and promotional practices. On Tuesday, she and other NAACP executive […]

Still out in the cold

Still out in the cold

Dozens continue to camp outside a government building as city and county leaders battle over how to resolve local homelessness. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Homeless people in Volusia County continued to camp out at a government building on Beach Street this week as plans to shut down operations at the site were put on hold. […]

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month activities planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Black Cowboys exhibit A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the traveling exhibit: “Florida’s Black Cowboys: Past and Present” is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Matanzas High School. The exhibit, presented by the Florida […]

Daytona police to host survival workshop Saturday

Daytona police to host survival workshop Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A lone gunman targets innocent people in a church, school, mall, office building or movie theater. Once considered extremely rare, these horrific tragedies are becoming more frequent. Response techniques for first responders – law enforcement and emergency medical services – have evolved to be able to better identify and neutralize the […]