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‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

Political strategist encourages grads; Shaq  surprises mom, crowd at B-CU graduation BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile challenged 314 Bethune-Cookman University graduates Saturday to “create a better world’’ during her commencement speech at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Brazile was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremony along with Lucille […]

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is dedicating a building this week to Mickel A. Brown Sr., a dedicated, longtime employee who died two years ago. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – adjacent to the John H. Dickerson Center – will be […]

City, church call land swap a good move for both

City, church call land swap a good move for both

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A minor land deal between the City of Daytona Beach and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was approved at a city commission meeting last month. With the deal, the two parties basically switched properties. “We basically exchanged properties. The property that was theirs at the time is a better fit for […]

Bryant to host workshop for aspiring authors

Bryant to host workshop for aspiring authors

Palm Coast-based author and health and wellness expert Orjanette Bryant released a book last year to help ensure that Black women were approaching their natural hair care the right way. “Nubia’s Guide to Going Natural: A Holistic Approach to Transitioning Your Natural Hair,” provides a thorough examination of hair care products, their ingredients and health […]

Community News

Community News

Judge, officers to speak at forum Saturday A follow up Law Enforcement & Community Relations forum is scheduled May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department and local leaders in the educational and judicial systems […]

FUTURES Foundation names top first-year teachers in Volusia County

FUTURES Foundation names top first-year teachers in Volusia County

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools announced its 2016 First Year Teacher Award recipients during its annual recognition event April 25 at Mainland High School. Kacie Meredith, a third-grade teacher at Tomoka Elementary School, received the elementary level First Year Teacher Award while Ashley Carter, a ninth-grade English teacher from […]

Ormond Beach resident becomes first Black president of  Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

Ormond Beach resident becomes first Black president of Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

Gerri Wright-Gibson has been charged to lead the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild as the newly elected president. The guild will kick off the new season come October. Wright-Gibson is a history maker, having become the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild’s first African-American president. The May meeting was a regular one, which also convened to pass the […]

Community News

Community News

Free hurricane expo set for May 21 Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division will sponsor a free hurricane expo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 901 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Scott Spratt, a National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, will be on site to offer tips and answer […]

Midtown Motown: The tribute bands play on

Midtown Motown: The tribute bands play on

Area residents looking for some old-school music in a relaxing setting found it Saturday evening during the new Midtown Motown concert series at Cypress Park, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The Motowners – a Four Tops and Temptations tribute band – performed a number of oldies but goodies for the large crowd. Midtown […]

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

A $100,155 check from the state will help with repairs to the DeLand post damaged during a hurricane in 2004. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A local organization for veterans received a helping hand this week. State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill presented a $100,155 legislative check to the American Legion Orange […]