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Port Orange observes its Black history

Port Orange observes its Black history

The 13th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony took place Tuesday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 941 N. Orange Ave., Port Orange. According to the city, the church is one of the last remains of Freemanville, which was a historically Black neighborhood in Port Orange. The Feb. 9 service observed Port Orange’s Black heritage. It was hosted […]

OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES

Rev. Carl Brinkley Funeral services for Rev. Carl Franklin Brinkley, 90, of Daytona Beach, who passed on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at his home, will be 9 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Nathan Mugala, Pastor, with Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., Presiding Bishop, Eleventh Episcopal District, delivering the main […]

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Nearly 200 kids from around Volusia County were joined by YMCA staff and volunteers on Feb. 7 during the inaugural 5-2-1-0 5K, part of the Daytona Beach Lap the Track Half Marathon at the Daytona International Speedway. To prepare for the race, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCAs offered a running club […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

By Gregory Clay McClatchy-Tribune News Service Most of us know prominent Black women in Hollywood — from Cicely Tyson to Halle Berry to Kerry Washington. We know superstar Black female athletes, such as the tennis-playing Williams sisters, and we remember bronze medal-winning figure skater Debi Thomas from the momentous Calgary Winter Olympics of 1988. But […]

Focus

Focus

Coming soon: ‘Carmen Jones’ The 1954 classic movie “Carmen Jones,’’ starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, will be shown Feb. 23 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. More information: Call 386-257-6036, ext. 16235. Palm […]

Leaving school job, but not students

Leaving school job, but not students

Vickie Presley retires after 36 years in Volusia district BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Vickie Presley, area superintendent for Volusia County Schools, retired on Jan. 5 after 36 years of service to the district. While she’ll be giving up her administrative position, Presley still plans to “serve our community and work with young people. ‘’ She […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Remembering Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune became a world-renowned educator, civil and human rights leader, champion for women and young people, and an advisor to five U.S. presidents. The founder of Bethune-Cookman University is captured in photographs taken on campus in 1943 by legendary photographer Gordon Parks. In the top right photo, […]

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. WESH honors Huger, others WESH 2 News is honoring Black Central Floridians this month who have made significant historical contributions. Daytona Beach’s Dr. James Huger is one of the seven featured. Huger, the city’s […]

Focus

Focus

Racing association to show Pryor film Feb. 7 The Motor Racing Heritage Association (MRHA) will show the Richard Pryor film “Greased Lightning’’ at Cinematique at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 as a fund raiser for its own new film about racing history. The event will end by 4:30. The movie is the life story […]

Community News

Community News

Library showing classic Black films this month At 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Ben Trotter, a library assistant and film school graduate, shows a popular classic movie at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Upcoming movies include “Intruder in the Dust,” Feb. 9, and “Carmen Jones,’’ Feb. 23. […]