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City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mickel A. Brown, a special projects manager for the City of Daytona Beach, died Oct. 9 at age 52. “The city has lost a great employee,” Percy Williamson, Leisure Services director for the City of Daytona Beach told the Daytona Times. Brown worked within the Leisure Services department for […]

Community Events

Community Events

Daytona to host free basketball clinic next week The City of Daytona Beach will offer a free basketball clinic on Monday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 23. The clinic is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose skills range from recreational to competitive. Coaches from the NBA, Bethune-Cookman University, University of Central Florida, […]

Westside Elementary encourages literacy with after-school dinners

Westside Elementary encourages literacy with after-school dinners

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A sombrero dance, lots of tacos and, of course, a plethora of books were just part of a successful literacy night’s dinner held at Westside Elementary school on Oct. 9. The doors had to be closed before the end of the event because of the overwhelming response packing the […]

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Black Republicans speak out about their choice of party “Ugly is ugly. And God don’t like ugly. I don’t play that game. I’m nobody’s uncle. I’m nobody’s house Negro either.” -Webster Barnaby BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Of the 29,276 registered Black voters in Volusia County, just over 3 percent or 928 persons identify […]

Mom to march for justice

Mom to march for justice

Mother of slain 23-year-old will plead for end to violence during B-CU parade BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES As the bands, cheering squads, clubs and city leaders participating in Bethune-Cookman University’s annual Homecoming parade on Saturday make their way down Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, expect to see Jennifer Cord with a flood of […]

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School graduate Perry Baker is one of 12 USA Eagles rugby players selected to play in the Gold Coast (Australia) Sevens tournament this weekend. It will be his first appearance on the World Series circuit. Baker played football, basketball, and track at Spruce Creek High, four […]

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Longtime educator Dr. Yvette Ursula Scott is encouraging women over 40 to grab hold of their present with more passion than ever in her new book “40 & Fabulous: Forty Ways to Live Your Best Days…After 40.’’ “Ladies: Gone are the days of using that youthful, curvaceous cheerleading photo […]

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

BY GEORGE WHITE NEW AMERICA MEDIA Editor’s Note: As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, the environment, economic development and […]

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

Join Daytona State College professor of history, Leonard Lempel, and guest colleagues for discussions immediately following each film in the series: “Civil Rights – The Long Freedom Struggle.” This film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission by donation. “Boycott,’’ directed […]

Community News

Community News

Daytona State continues among top 100 Community College Week, one of the nation’s leading publications focusing on higher education institutions that offer two-year associate degrees, has named Daytona State College among its list of top 100 associate-degree producers. Daytona State ranked 35th nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree, for the second consecutive year, among […]