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Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

The 26th Annual Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Festival took place from Feb. 3-5 at Pettis Park. The free festival was presented by the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum also known as the Heritage House. The first day was filled with tours of the museum and the historic shotgun house, which is located in […]

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

Local Muslims reflect on immigration ban, direction of country BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local Muslims had plenty to say this week about President Donald Trump’s executive order on Jan. 28 that temporarily bans certain immigrants from entering the United States. Refugees are banned from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven […]

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

The City of Daytona Beach hosted a closing reception on Jan. 27 for the popular art exhibit “Bridging the Waters – West Meets East” at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, which is located at 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The exhibit is the work of artist Michael Massenburg of Los Angeles, California and […]

Former resident Kenneth Kinsler dies

Former resident Kenneth Kinsler dies

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF ORLANDO – Kenneth “Kenny” Kinsler, one of the first Black athletes to desegregate Seabreeze High School’s racially segregated athletic program, died Jan. 24 in Orlando after a long illness. He would have turned 62 on Feb. 3. Kinsler was born on February 3, 1955 to Patsy Tiller and the late […]

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Program to look at Volusia education The public is invited to attend a free presentation “Volusia Education in the 21st Century” by Teresa Marcks and Dr. Melissa Carr. The program is Feb. 11 at 1o a.m. at the City Island Public Library, 105 Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. It is sponsored by the League of Women […]

Black History Month observances shaping up

Black History Month observances shaping up

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The start of Black History Month is less than a week away and programs to educate area residents on the achievements and sacrifices of African-Americans will be plentiful. Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, it […]

SECOND IN COMMAND

SECOND IN COMMAND

Jakari Young is the second Black to climb the ranks to deputy chief BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) promoted one of its own to deputy chief on Jan. 20 during a promotions ceremony held at police headquarters. Captain Jakari Young was promoted to deputy chief, which makes him second in […]

Free tests available on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Free tests available on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County will offer free rapid HIV tests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at DOH locations in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City. “Everyone should take advantage of this opportunity to confirm their HIV status,” said DOH-Volusia Administrator Patricia Boswell. “When a […]

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony “Tony’’ Thompson is a retired firefighter who spent 21 years with the Daytona Beach Fire Department. He also worked with the Department of Juvenile justice for 14 years. In his book titled “In His Arms,’’ which will be released this month, he attempts to inspire youth to stay out […]

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FAMU alumni chapter to host gala The Volusia County Alumni Chapter of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association will host its third annual Scholarship and Fundraising Gala on Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. The evening will include dinner […]