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Children and Families Advisory Board to meet June 26

Children and Families Advisory Board to meet June 26

The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 26 in the second-floor training room of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members will review, score and make funding recommendations for fiscal year 2017-18 contingency grant funding. The board also will discuss its schedule for the current and […]

A time for accolades and unity

A time for accolades and unity

Fears, Reed, grads among honorees at annual NAACP banquet in Daytona BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach/Volusia County NAACP celebrated its legacy as a champion for civil rights and honored others for their community efforts at its annual Freedom Fund banquet on June 10. “United We Stand Together as One’’ was the theme […]

The Safari Lounge:  The place for good times

The Safari Lounge: The place for good times

Ferguson recaps his experience as owner of the popular nightspot, which closed down last month. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Arguably the top nightspot in Daytona Beach’s Black community is gone. The Safari Lounge (historically Payne’s) at 223 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. had its final night on May 27. The popular club is […]

City’s code enforcement liens lead to foreclosures

City’s code enforcement liens lead to foreclosures

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Businesses and homes racking up code enforcement fines could soon have their property foreclosed. The Daytona Beach City Commission voted 6-0 at its June 7 regular meeting to foreclose on three properties with significant code enforcement liens. Two of those properties are located in the Black community. One is an […]

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Linda McGhee is hoping that area residents will join in the Juneteenth community festival on Saturday to learn about the holiday and partake in free activities for kids and adults. McGhee said the Daytona Beach festival is the largest Juneteenth celebration in the state. “Our celebration has vendors come from […]

Community

Community

‘Cornbread’ returns to Midtown center on June 29 Vincent Taylor and “Cornbread’’ will return on Thursday, June 29, to the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 W. George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The 1 p.m. event is free and open to the public for youth of all ages. Author Vince Taylor created the popular “Cornbread’ […]

HBCU students ‘Discover the Unexpected’ with Black Press

HBCU students ‘Discover the Unexpected’ with Black Press

BY NONI MARSHALL AND ALEXA IMANI SPENCER NNPA NEWS SERVICE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Michigan. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors […]

Sorority sets date for Men of Tomorrow finale

Sorority sets date for Men of Tomorrow finale

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will present 10 young men during its biennial Men of Tomorrow program finale on Saturday, June 17. The public is invited to the free event scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Boulevard. There is […]

July 1 event to include music, slam poets

July 1 event to include music, slam poets

Creative Happiness Institute (CHI) has teamed up with Thank You Five (TY5) Theatre in Port Orange for an evening of pyrotechnic poetry and music to celebrate the holiday weekend. The program, 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, will feature singer/songwriter Ysa Fernandez and her band together with prize-winning slam poet Troy Kody Cunio. […]

Deltona concert changed to June 24

Deltona concert changed to June 24

The reggae and calypso band Caribbean Crew will perform at the Music in the Amphitheater, 7-9 p.m. June 24 at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. The concert scheduled for June 10 was cancelled because of bad weather. The band’s visit is in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Caribbean Crew is an award-winning Florida […]