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B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Jada Wright-Greene earned bragging rights in 2000 as a coveted Bethune Cookman University (B-CU) alumna. Today, she is CEO and publisher of Heritage Salon Magazine. Greene’s path to greatness was followed by Gregory Drane, who left the Wildcat yard in 2002 and is now a Littany Lion at Pennsylvania State […]

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Widely distributed email supports claim BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a complaint dated Oct. 7, Thomas Huger – the 63-year old son of Daytona Beach’s first Black city commissioner, James Huger – charged the city with race and age discrimination after being passed over for a job as deputy public works director. Huger’s claim […]

‘Sea of Pink’

‘Sea of Pink’

Volusia County raises $375,000 in Breast Cancer Walk BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County “Sea of Pink” walk-a-thon ended October with impressive numbers: 285 teams, 11,000 walkers and over 200 volunteers joined forces to raise money for those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis […]

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway. The applications have been filed despite continued opposition from House leaders to such funding. Applications submitted […]

Focus

Focus

B-CU to introduce CEED at Nov. 6 program SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will introduce the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CEED) with a daylong launch program on Friday, Nov. 6. CEED, which began operation this year, offers an array of business services, resources and tools to small business owners and those […]

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

The Salvation Army is seeking red kettle bell ringers. Groups and individuals are needed from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army will be operating about 40 red kettle locations locally.  The kettles will be open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.  Training is Nov. 12. For more information, call 386-236-2020.

Black firefighters share safety tips with Turie T. Elementary students

Black firefighters share safety tips with Turie T. Elementary students

The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) Southeast Region held its fall conference in Daytona Beach from Oct. 28-Nov. 1 with the theme “Creating Growth through Participation.” Community participation for the visiting firefighters included an outreach program at Turie T. Small Elementary. Fourth- and fifth-graders, their parents and community members, got to hang […]

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

Branch president wants commission to do full review of hiring and promotion practices BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The voice of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP was robust and firm during the Oct. 21 city commission meeting. The organization’s president, Cynthia Slater, was the first citizen to address the Daytona Beach commission […]

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN:  ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN: ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

Students open up about their experience with poverty and homelessness at DeLand conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bryanna Anderson is an African-American senior enrolled at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Amidst tears and fragile nerves, she shared an emotional story this month that chronicles a life of poverty and homelessness. Her captive audience […]

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission is requesting public input about Articles I and II of the Volusia County Home Rule Charter during two upcoming meetings. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. During […]