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NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

Branch leaders meet with Chisholm; Slater says commissioners should step up. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since October, Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater has been standing in front of Daytona Beach commissioners at their regular meetings, pressing them to look into the city’s hiring and promotional practices. On Tuesday, she and other NAACP executive […]

Still out in the cold

Still out in the cold

Dozens continue to camp outside a government building as city and county leaders battle over how to resolve local homelessness. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Homeless people in Volusia County continued to camp out at a government building on Beach Street this week as plans to shut down operations at the site were put on hold. […]

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month activities planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Black Cowboys exhibit A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the traveling exhibit: “Florida’s Black Cowboys: Past and Present” is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Matanzas High School. The exhibit, presented by the Florida […]

Daytona police to host survival workshop Saturday

Daytona police to host survival workshop Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A lone gunman targets innocent people in a church, school, mall, office building or movie theater. Once considered extremely rare, these horrific tragedies are becoming more frequent. Response techniques for first responders – law enforcement and emergency medical services – have evolved to be able to better identify and neutralize the […]

Willie Mae Davis Lloyd laid to rest

Willie Mae Davis Lloyd laid to rest

On Jan. 23, family and friends attended a graveside service for longtime resident Willie Mae Lloyd, who died in Houston, Texas on Jan. 9. With her late husband Merrell Lloyd, Mrs. Lloyd was instrumental in operating Lloyd’s Electric, formerly one of Daytona Beach’s largest Black-owned businesses.  (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / DAYTONA TIMES)

Ecumenical service strives toward Christian unity

Ecumenical service strives toward Christian unity

From across the county, choir members, faith leaders and congregations answered the clarion call of standing together and gathering in support of Christian unity. “The Seventh Flagler Ecumenical Celebration of Unity in Prayer and Song,” spearheaded on Jan. 23 by Dr. Chau T. Phan at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, reminded everyone that “Jesus’ […]

Community

Community

Library to show 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. He and his friends explain why each movie was selected, describe interesting facts […]

Seeking a place to belong

Seeking a place to belong

Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. has spent months capturing images of the homeless in Volusia County. Most recently, he followed them as they left Manatee Island Park, a Daytona Beach site with public restrooms where many gathered at night to sleep. When it was shut down, he was there when they set up […]

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

Commission directs manager to seek out companies for employment survey BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach City Commission moved a step closer last night to addressing the lack of racial diversity within the city’s workforce following complaints from residents and the local NAACP branch president. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia-Daytona Beach Branch of […]

A DAY TO REMEMBER

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Locals reflect on the life and legacy of MLK The morning was cold, but the reflections about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warmed the hearts of those paying tribute to the slain civil rights leader on Monday, the federal holiday. As with other local cities, DeLand started out the day […]