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Landmarks help keep their memories alive

Landmarks help keep their memories alive

Streets bear name of men who donated much time and talent to Daytona Beach community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Last week, the Daytona Times noted some local parks and buildings named after some of the area’s most prominent Black residents. The focus this week is on streets named after African-Americans who made an impact […]

‘Push forward and activate’

‘Push forward and activate’

NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji gives pep talk to kids at Dickerson Center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES One of the country’s few Black professional racecar drivers spent time Tuesday with kids in Daytona Beach’s Black community. Jesse Iwuji, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club at the John […]

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on 12 advisory boards that research and make recommendations on a variety of topics, including growth management, services for children and families, licensing for contractors, tourism marketing, funding for cultural organizations, and other important issues affecting the community. The county has openings on these advisory boards: […]

Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician

Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Charles Allen Cusack, a funeral home director, musician and music teacher was remembered this month as a man who persevered and excelled despite a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. Cusack died on Feb. 8. On Feb. 16, family and friends said their goodbyes at a service at The […]

Focus

Focus

Flagler job fair set for March 3 Daytona State College’s Flagler/Palm Coast Campus will host the fourth annual Flagler County Job Fair on Friday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, Daytona State and the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, more than 40 […]

Community News

Community News

County to hold workshops for business vendors Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors who want to learn how to do business with the county. The workshops will be in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

LANDMARKS & LEGACY

LANDMARKS & LEGACY

Buildings and parks in Daytona Beach are named after some of the city’s most influential residents. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the country reflects this month on African-Americans who have made great contributions to nationally, it’s important to remember the area residents who made their marks. Some have parks and buildings named in their […]

Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa, as its sixth president. During a Feb. 14 meeting at the university’s headquarters in Daytona Beach, the board unanimously appointed Butler to the position after he received across-the-board support from a search committee […]

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Black history and West Indian culture will be featured at Weldon Ryan’s “Art of Carnival’’ presentation this week. An opening ceremony of the “Art of Carnival’’ exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Ryan’s Calypso Fine Art Gallery, located at 4601 E. Moody Blvd., inside of […]

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. Click here for look at other firsts for American Blacks in politics and law.