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Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

The “Connecting with the Community” series, created and coordinated by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library, recently won the Florida Library Association’s 2015 Friends, Foundations and Boards Award for Outstanding Program. The series of social and cultural presentations, which began in November 2013 and culminated with a tribute to Dr. Jimmy Huger on April […]

Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions

Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions

City announces plan to ban checkbox from job applications BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach joined a growing number of cities around the country this week when it officially announced it was banning the box on applications that asks if someone has been convicted of a crime. Applicants applying for city employment can now […]

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP held its 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on May 30 and gave recognition to two national civil rights heroes. Also acknowledged were leaders whose contributions have made a significant difference locally. This year’s theme was “The NAACP: Pursuing Liberty in the […]

Professor’s new book examines Dr. Bethune’s activism in Florida

Professor’s new book examines Dr. Bethune’s activism in Florida

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The contributions of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune will be given literary homage in a new book by Dr. Ashley Robertson, curator, assistant professor and museum director at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Robertson’s historical chronicle is titled “Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State.” The […]

Alpha Phi Alpha party to benefit  the Police Athletic League

Alpha Phi Alpha party to benefit the Police Athletic League

The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host its first “All White Party” on June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League (PAL). The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Daytona Beach. The party will include a live band, […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

Maze performs Sunday at Peabody Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be at The Peabody for one show only, Sunday, June 14 at 8 p.m. For nearly 30 years, Frankie Beverly and Maze have created a unique sound and have become one of the most influential groups in modern history. The group is known for such […]

‘PURSUING  LIBERTY IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE’

‘PURSUING LIBERTY IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE’

That was the theme of the Volusia County-NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet held May 30 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Local photographer Duane C. Fernandez Sr. was there and captured the program highlights. Click here for the images of branch president Cynthia Slater and attendees.

Sorority honors ‘professor, mentor, sister’

Sorority honors ‘professor, mentor, sister’

Dr. Cleo Higgins, longtime educator at Bethune-Cookman, honored at gala BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For more than 40 years, Dr. Cleo S. Higgins was an esteemed educator in Florida, spending much of those years making a tremendous impact at Bethune-Cookman University. On May 23, the 91-year-old educator and community leader was honored for her many […]

‘Forms of Freedom’ at Golden center

‘Forms of Freedom’ at Golden center

Exhibit will be on display through Aug. 28 SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Artists and artist appreciators came together on May 22 to honor freedom and enjoy live music by Highway 40 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center located at 1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach. The exhibit “Forms of Freedom,’’ curated by […]

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF College Choice, a publication that helps students select the best educational choices based on their needs, desires and future plans, has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) as one of its top HBCUs (historically Black college and university.) The university is ranked No. 3 on its list; the first time B-CU has […]