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Shepherd to take seat among flock

Shepherd to take seat among flock

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church members will receive the final message from Dr. L. Ronald Durham as their pastor on April 5, Easter Sunday. “I have come to that point in the ministry where I feel like I have accomplished a great deal in the city of Daytona Beach […]

Legislative briefs

Legislative briefs

Guns on campus measure one vote away from House floor Legislation that would allow Floridians with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns at state colleges and universities is one step away from the House floor after gaining bipartisan approval Wednesday from the Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee on an 11-2 vote. The measure (HB 4005), which […]

Seminar helps aspiring writers turn words into chapters

Seminar helps aspiring writers turn words into chapters

“The Writer 2 Author Seminar” offered the perfect words to birth the books waiting inside the aspiring writers. The free seminar was held recently at the Palm Coast Days Inn. Newly published author Orjanette Bryant and her sponsors shared information from experts. The seminar steered writers in the right direction to having their literary works […]

Community News

Community News

Easter Seals plans Autism Resource Fair on April 2 Easter Seals of Volusia and Flagler Counties is hosting an Autism Resource Fair in recognition of World Autism Day on April 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will offer activities, learning opportunities and refreshments. It will be held at 1219 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach, […]

Festival to showcase two Black films

Festival to showcase two Black films

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring African-American productions. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They are: • “Johnny Tough”: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28. This 1974 “blaxploitation” film focuses on a young African-American boy who continually […]

Community unites to save cemetery

Community unites to save cemetery

Miami’s first Black millionaire among elite buried at Lincoln Memorial BY ERICK JOHSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE The remains of D.A. Dorsey, Miami’s first Black millionaire, lie in Brownsville’s Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in a dirty mausoleum, where squatters broke the glass windows on the doors and left their tattered clothes on the floor. Located at 3001 […]

Veteran to speak at Daytona State luncheon

Veteran to speak at Daytona State luncheon

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men Advisory Board of Directors will celebrate the work and achievements of women during its annual luncheon  on Tuesday, March 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. This year’s […]

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Educators refusing to work past their contracted hours BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County teachers are showing their disapproval of unpaid work by beginning what is called “Work to the Contract.” Working to the contract refers to teachers in Volusia County only working the contract hours for which they are paid. According to […]

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Amid the engine ramming, loud music and exhaust you will find newlyweds H. Lynn “Buttafly” Hill and William C. “Dollar” Rawles. They tied the knot on March 11 during Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week, which kicked off March 6 and will run through March 16. The pair, who has […]

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts (AAMA) is celebrating 20 years since the vision of a place where Black artists could display their artwork year-round became a reality. It was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson and her husband, Maxwell, in an effort to shape the thinking […]