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Local task force to address legal issues of homeless

Local task force to address legal issues of homeless

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A new task force has been created to provide legal and law enforcement input regarding the operations of the First Step Shelter, a proposed emergency homeless shelter in Daytona Beach. The Volusia Criminal Justice Task Force on Homelessness, which is made up of members of law enforcement, the legal justice […]

Scientists fear hurricane forecasts will suffer under Trump administration

Scientists fear hurricane forecasts will suffer under Trump administration

BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – A growing chorus of scientists is raising the alarm over reports of Trump administration budgets cuts that would affect climate change research and hurricane forecasting. On Monday, 32 Florida scientists sent a letter to the president voicing worry over reports that the Department of Commerce, which overseas the […]

Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference set for March 27-28

Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference set for March 27-28

The eighth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference is slated for March 27 and 28 on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University. The theme this year is “Her Legacy…Our Calling,” said Dr. Claudette McFadden, chairperson for the 2017 conference. The conference will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 with a free showing of the […]

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from 12:01 a.m. April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at all public libraries […]

Girls meet successful sisters during Women’s History Month tour

Girls meet successful sisters during Women’s History Month tour

During Women’s History Month each year, the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Delta GEMS/Delta Academy Programs embark on a career tour. The March tour is to the job sites of successful professional African-American women. This year, the tour included the Flagler County School’s African American Mentoring Program for girls, Imagine […]

Sorority to host Designer Bag Bingo event

Sorority to host Designer Bag Bingo event

The members of the Gamma Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will host its second annual Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, March 18 at Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo is from noon to 3 p.m. The event will include prizes for […]

A bigger and better Bike Week?

A bigger and better Bike Week?

Organizers of event in Black community hoping to bring in more vendors and boost economy BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week 2017 rolls into town this weekend and area merchants and organizers are hoping this one will bring more vendors, bikers and money into the Black community. The annual biker event starts March 10 […]

A lesson in Florida’s Black heritage

A lesson in Florida’s Black heritage

B-CU students and local senior citizens spend a day exploring African-American history on the east coast. FROM STAFF REPORTS To celebrate the close of Black History Month, Daytona Beach’s Leisure Services Department in collaboration with Bethune-Cookman University’s College of Liberal Arts spent a day touring some of Florida’s Black history sites on the east coast. […]

Diversity pioneer Dr. Valarie King dies at 70

Diversity pioneer Dr. Valarie King dies at 70

WINTER SPRINGS – Former Daytona Beach resident Dr. Valarie Greene King, a pioneer in educational and workplace diversity that has become standard operating procedure in top-performing schools and businesses, died Feb. 26 after a decade-long battle against breast cancer. She was 70. Born in Hawthorne, Fla., to James R. Greene and Mildred Barlow Green, her […]

Henry hosts open house

Henry hosts open house

State Rep. Patrick Henry held an open house at his South Palmetto Avenue office in Daytona Beach on March 3. Attending the event were constituents, family members and friends. Henry, a former Daytona Beach city commissioner, was elected last year to the Florida House of Representatives District 26. He is on the following state committees: […]