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Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 1,200 participants are expected at the sandy finish line on the World’s Most Famous Beach. Celebrating 47 years, the five-part Daytona Beach Easter Beach Run will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The Easter Beach Run was established in 1967 by the Daytona Beach Leisure […]

Black, Brown inmates herded into private prisons

Black, Brown inmates herded into private prisons

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal. “The overrepresentation […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Sorority seeks little girls to participate in Bud Deb program The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is looking for girls between the ages of 5 and 8 years old to participate in its Bud Debutante program. The girls will take part in several workshops, fundraising activities, and one girl will […]

Cinematique to host civil rights film festival this weekend

Cinematique to host civil rights film festival this weekend

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: • Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”: 7:30 p.m. March […]

New Smyrna, Ormond teams win Black History Brain Bowl

New Smyrna, Ormond teams win Black History Brain Bowl

Teams from New Smyrna Beach High and Ormond Beach Middle School went home with the top prizes at this year’s annual Black history competition staged by the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. The New Smyrna team was comprised of 14-year-old twins Jaida and Jasmine Purkiss, Alexis Merrick, 15, and […]

No word on Midtown proposals

No word on Midtown proposals

Two firms vying for project to revitalize area BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Midtown residents will have to wait a little longer to find out which firm is being pursued to complete the Midtown Master Plan. Joanne Flick, purchasing agent for the City of Daytona Beach, declined to go on the record to report […]

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

Some fans would like to see big race happen on different weekend BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I feel like a wet dog,” Judy Einclart groaned as she and hundreds of others clad in ponchos were ushered through the JC Penny corridors of Volusia Mall Sunday around 3 p.m. Tornado watches loomed over Central […]

BLACK HISTORY – Tubman-King shares how church got its name

BLACK HISTORY – Tubman-King shares how church got its name

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Tubman-King Community Church celebrated Black History Month by sharing its own slice of history to congregants at last Sunday’s service. The church, like many in the area, holds a rich historic background but initially was not a predominantly Black congregation. Originally named First Congregational Church, the church was founded […]

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over the next year, the Florida Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) program will be changing the way WIC foods are issued to clients from paper checks to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system. The rollout of the new system is scheduled for Monday, March 3 in Volusia County. “The […]

Bill calling for pilot  program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

Bill calling for pilot program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted […]