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Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor has filed with the Volusia Department of Elections to run for Volusia County chair in 2016. The District 26 representative is the first person to file for the seat. If Taylor is elected, he would accompany At-Large Council Member Joyce Cusack, making it the […]

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission will be hearing a presentation on Feb. 18 on the social and economic benefits of passing an anti-workplace discrimination policy known as “Ban the Box.’’ The measure would remove the question: “Have you ever […]

B-CU president applauds Women’s Advisory Board for generosity

B-CU president applauds Women’s Advisory Board for generosity

The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board held its annual fiesta luncheon on Monday. The board recently presented $15,000 to the endowed scholarship fund of B-CU. B-CU President Dr. Edison O. Jackson thanked the women and their continued commitment to the university, also noting that three board members recently gave $1 million each from either their […]

Focus

Focus

Sorority seeks men for annual cook-off event The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present its third annual Male Cook-Off event on March 22 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  The culinary competition will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. The event […]

What it means to be a child of rape

What it means to be a child of rape

Daughter of assault shares her feelings of inadequacy, guilt Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on rape written by Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA.) BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent […]

Life as a Black kid during segregated Daytona

Life as a Black kid during segregated Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]

Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public safety, city projects and quality-of-life improvements were among the issues discussed at the inaugural ‘State of the City’ address delivered by Mayor Derrick Henry on Jan. 30. Daytona Beach citizens overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the city’s charter last November, which requires the city’s mayor to provide the […]

Community News

Community News

Spoken word artist to perform at library this month DeLand-based poet and spoken word artist Kevin “NoirJente” Campbell will read from his collective works, expressing his thoughts on the human condition, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Campbell, an abolitionist and member […]

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

Dr. Margaret Smith takes early retirement ‘in classy manner’ BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s School Board Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith announced last week that an early retirement was on the horizon. By Tuesday night’s school board meeting, it was a done deal. Smith emailed top district administrators and school principals on Jan. […]