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Matter of Life & Death 2012, Suicide Prevention Conference

Matter of Life & Death 2012, Suicide Prevention Conference

Deaths by suicide are the third leading cause of death in 15- to 24-year olds and the second leading cause of death among college students. Although there is a general acknowledgement that it is a major problem, many lack a specific suicide prevention initiative on their campuses or in their organizations to help combat the […]

Kentucky Derby in Daytona Beach

Kentucky Derby in Daytona Beach

The Run for the Roses, “the most exciting 2 minutes in sports”  –  the Kentucky Derby, is coming to Daytona Beach, on the Cinematique Theater screen.  Saturday May 5,  doors open at  11 a.m. The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most popular horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in […]

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Appointment of Indian hotel owner to HAAA board raises allegations of discrimination BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Comments made recently by Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has upset Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack and she has the support of at least two of her colleagues on the board, including its chairman. “It’s racist,” said […]

Letting their Community Garden grow

Letting their Community Garden grow

Chiles Academy to host Daytona’s Earth Day Festival BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Chiles Academy will be hosting Daytona Beach’s first Earth Day Festival on April 22. Organizers are hoping this will be an annual event. Forty-two years ago, the first Earth Day was held nationwide involving over 20 million Americans “to celebrate the […]

Residents near B-CU asked to  attend meeting about new field

Residents near B-CU asked to attend meeting about new field

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A meeting of residents who live near a training center being constructed for Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) athletes will take place April 26 at the John H. Dickerson Center from 6 to 8 p.m. It is not clear if B-CU President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed will be present at the meeting. […]

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dale Ho, assistant counsel for political participation for the NAACP’s National Legal Defense and Education Fund, will be the featured speaker at the Daytona Beach’s NAACP 39th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The event is scheduled for May 11 at The Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., […]

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

The African Children’s Choir is on the road again. The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir will be performing on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 201 University Blvd. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices […]

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Members of the Stetson University community will share their Hatter “Green” with the surrounding community during two weeks of celebration and learning for Earth Week and Arbor Day. Activities kick off this weekend with the fourth annual Green Symposium on Friday, April 13, followed by participation in the city of DeLand’s […]

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

Stetson University’s Multicultural Student Council will present “Strange Like Me,” an interactive program on racism, sexism and homophobia especially for college students, on Thursday, April 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The event is free and open to the public. “Strange Like Me’ is a 90-minute program […]

Dickerson Center to host resource fair, fair housing workshop

Dickerson Center to host resource fair, fair housing workshop

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF-Harperjames59@yahoo.com: Avis Wilkinson says she has one goal for those attending a Community Resource Fair being held at the John H. Dickerson Community Center April 12 – “walk away with one useful item of information.” Wilkinson, the Housing Manager/SHIP Administrator for Daytona Beach’s Economic Community Development Division,  says  this is the […]