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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 […]

Daytonans front and center at Martin rally

Daytonans front and center at Martin rally

Pastors on program; hundreds of residents show their support BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of Daytona Beach residents participated in the Sanford rally on March 22 to help apply pressure on law enforcement to arrest George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Huger’s legacy linked to women in his life

Huger’s legacy linked to women in his life

Alpha Phi Alpha pays tribute to Daytona Beach icon BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. James Huger credits two women for his success – his first employer, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University – and his beloved wife of 71 years, Phannye, whom he met while attending the school. Huger, who has […]

DCF names new Circuit 7 administrator

DCF names new Circuit 7 administrator

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Children and Families has named a man from South Carolina as the new community development administrator in Circuit 7, which covers Flagler, Putnam, Volusia and St. Johns counties. Arnold Anderson will replace Reggie Williams, who retired as the administrator Feb. 29 to take on a new […]

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: Daytona’s second-in-command and highest-ranking Black cop ever is headed up North because of an offer that he couldn’t refuse. Deputy Chief Benjamin ‘Ben’ Walton is leaving the Daytona Beach Police Department to take a position as the executive director of public safety for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. “I didn’t apply for the […]

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF: Dr. Valarie Greene King, the founding director of the University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, has been recognized as a woman who is making a difference in the March issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She is among a distinguished group of 25 women from throughout the U.S. […]

Midtown could be home to new law school

Midtown could be home to new law school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: A Jacksonville group met with city officials at City Hall on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of bringing a law school to Daytona. The school would be located at the old police station on the corner of Orange Avenue and Nova Road in the historic Midtown district, Daytona’s Black community. The groups […]

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]

Cathy Washington to officially announce candidacy Saturday

Cathy Washington to officially announce candidacy Saturday

By Ashley Thomas, DAYTONA TIMES-Cathy D. Washington will officially announce her candidacy for City of Daytona Beach Commissioner, Zone 6 on March 24. The lifelong Daytona Beach resident and Bethune-Cookman College alumnus has stated that the major issues she would like to tackle are jobs, affordable and energy efficient housing, revitalizing Midtown and other business districts, […]

Black children are ‘visible’

Black children are ‘visible’

More than 75 million viewers over the last several days have already watched the “Invisible Children’s Kony 2012” film that exposes the violent wrath and utter misery perpetrated on Africans as a consequence of the rampage of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony in northern Uganda.  Although this brutal conflict in Uganda […]