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The inauguration of Edison Ovanda Jackson

The inauguration of Edison Ovanda Jackson

Bethune-Cookman’s sixth president was installed on Wednesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES After 11 months as the interim, Dr. Edison Jackson became Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president on Wednesday. He became the interim president this spring.  It was his third time as a college president. In 1985, Jackson became president of Compton Community College in California. […]

Plenty for Black motorcyclists to do too during Biketoberfest

Plenty for Black motorcyclists to do too during Biketoberfest

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There will be plenty of entertainment, vendors and much more waiting for Black bikers in town this weekend for Biketoberfest, courtesy of the Second Avenue Merchants Association on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. The 21st Annual Biketoberfest runs from Oct. 17-20. Daytona will be jam-packed with activities not only on Mary […]

Bessie Marshall, popular educator, coach, mentor remembered by family, friends

Bessie Marshall, popular educator, coach, mentor remembered by family, friends

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bessie Carol Marshall was many things to different people. The life of “BC,’’ as she was fondly called by many, was remembered Oct. 12 at Bethune-Cookman University’s Gertrude Heyn Memorial Chapel, a place she attended many times while a student at the school. Marshall, an educator, coach, dance instructor, friend […]

Holly Hill church to honor Pastor Larry Edwards

Holly Hill church to honor Pastor Larry Edwards

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Holly Hill will be celebrating its pastor’s birthday at the 11 a.m. service on Oct. 20. Pastor Larry Edwards will be preaching and a birthday celebration with refreshments will follow the morning service. Several friends and dignitaries will be attending in his honor. The church is at 1734 State […]

Barnes to preach at Greater Friendship’s 113th anniversary

Barnes to preach at Greater Friendship’s 113th anniversary

The Rev. Willie C. Barnes will be the featured speaker at the 113th anniversary of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Oct. 27 during the 11 a.m. service.  Greater Friendship is located at 539 George W Engram Blvd. Barnes is the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville. He graduated from the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Center seeks books for its library The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach is seeking book donations for its library. The center wants hardcover and paperback books and other reference materials, videos, CDs, DVDs and audio books that are in good condition. Books are accepted Monday through Friday […]

Daytona library added as site to get health care questions answered

Daytona library added as site to get health care questions answered

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island has been added as a site where questions about the Affordable Care Act can be answered. As first reported in the Daytona Times this month, 82,000 Volusia County residents who have no health insurance have six months to get insurance or could […]

Center holding Black history competition for Florida artists

Center holding Black history competition for Florida artists

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES In conjunction with activities surrounding the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday in January 2014, the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Education Center is having its first Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition. The competition is open to all Florida artists 18 years and older. All work must […]

Daytona Beach Pop Warner team wears pink to bring attention to breast cancer

Daytona Beach Pop Warner team wears pink to bring attention to breast cancer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Pop Warner League played the Falcons of Flagler Palm Coast this past Saturday. To bring attention to breast cancer, the players wore pink socks and the cheerleaders pink outfits. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Saturday, the team will play the Deltona Wolves […]

Grand marshals for  B-CU homecoming  parade to include Henrys

Grand marshals for B-CU homecoming parade to include Henrys

FROM STAFF REPORTS A weeklong of activities for Bethune-Cookman University’s annual homecoming celebration will kick off Friday, Oct. 18, with the Tastes of Culture around the World event. It will culminate with a football game on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the Wildcats playing South Carolina State at Municipal Stadium beginning at 4 p.m. This year’s […]