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Bank distributes Financial Literacy Grants through FUTURES Foundation

Bank distributes Financial Literacy Grants through FUTURES Foundation

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES SunTrust Bank recently awarded $16,780 in Financial Literacy Grants to seven school projects across Volusia County which combine entrepreneurism and financial literacy. SunTrust funded a total of $25,000 through FUTURES Foundation, which facilitated the application process for this school year’s grants. The remaining funds shall be distributed during the 2016-17 school […]

Focus

Focus

Bike Week to impact Votran service Bike Week brings heavy traffic, and Votran riders should expect some delays, interruptions and possible route deviations. Schedule delays will occur from March 4 through 13. Detours are subject to change without notice. “Votran will make every effort to notify customers as soon as the detours and route deviations […]

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond Midway – The Evolution of An African-American Neighborhood’’ airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 on WDSC TV 15, Daytona State College’s channel. The documentary, the brainchild of Williamson, a […]

107 and doing just fine

107 and doing just fine

Mrs. Elizabeth Durant celebrates birthday surrounded by friends at activity center in DeLand BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF At age 107, Mrs. Elizabeth Durant keeps busy. Most of her days are spent at Sender Retreat Adult Activity Center. There are plenty of activities there for Mrs. Durant and the other seniors who attend the day facility […]

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was honored by NASCAR at the Daytona International Speedway in the lead up to the Daytona 500 last week. NABJ is the recipient of the 2016 NASCAR Diversity Institution Award. NABJ President Sarah Glover and Sports Task Force Member Ricky Clemmons were presented with the award during a Feb. 19 luncheon. […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Exhibits focusing on Blacks around a little longer The Emmett Till Traveling Exhibit tells the tragic story of Emmitt Till, the Chicago 14-year-old who was brutally beaten and murdered in 1955 in Money Miss. The Emmett Till Traveling Exhibit, organized by Delta State University, is at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach until […]

Events

Events

All-male symposium is Monday at B-CU Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in partnership with Bethune-Cookman’s Male Initiative will host “Anything and Everything That Affects & Effects Males’’ at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 at B-CU’s Center for Civic Engagement, 740 W. International Speedway The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Terence Culver and Mike Williams. For […]

Another shooting, another memorial service

Another shooting, another memorial service

B-CU pays tribute to student fatally shot at off-campus event BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Your life matters.’’ A simple sentence that carries a lot of weight.  It was pronounced by local retired Judge Hubert Grimes Wednesday at a service at Bethune-Cookman University in memory of Don’Kevious Johnson, a student from Belle Glade who died from […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Exhibits, videos highlight achievements of African-Americans in Daytona and beyond BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona produces Black History videos In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Daytona Beach has compiled four videos that highlight local people and places. They focus on the Midtown community, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the […]

NAACP to tackle crime during Feb. 25 forum

NAACP to tackle crime during Feb. 25 forum

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP is hosting a community forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, which will include discussion on local crime prevention and public safety. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 580 George Engram Blvd. Cynthia Slater, president of the local NAACP, has […]