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Port Orange gears up for Freemanville Day Ceremony The 11th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony is Feb. 11 in Port Orange. The ceremony will be held at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 941 N. Orange Ave., beginning at 4 p.m. Each year, the City of Port Orange honors its African-American heritage, and hosts the ceremony in […]

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/MCT Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. “Being in front of a classroom of people … I don’t feel like everyone is looking at […]

A bit of relief for unemployed

A bit of relief for unemployed

Area residents could be eligible for temporary benefits payments due to website glitch BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of unemployed Floridians dealing with the state’s unusable $63 million Connect unemployment website soon may see some relief. Florida officials announced they will pay thousands of unemployed workers throughout the state who have had their […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY 2014

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY 2014

‘We have a dream too!’ Adults and youngsters pay tribute to King during days of events BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Breakfasts, parades, marches and day of service events were held in the Greater Daytona Beach area last weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Edison O. […]

Art show brings in statewide competition

Art show brings in statewide competition

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The opening reception for the art exhibit “Fifty Years of African-American Achievement, from Selma to the White House,” was held at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center on Jan. 17. The show was inspired in part by the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “We […]

Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday

Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Funeral services for Alphonso “Al” Bell of Daytona Beach will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church with Bishop John L. Kelly officiating. Mr. Bell, a local cook, died on Jan. 16 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona after a brief illness. He […]

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Church to host health care session A Family Life Conference will be held at the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 201 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. with representatives from VITAS on the Affordable Health Care Act. Minister Gwen Azama-Edwards will be the guest speaker at the […]

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is getting readers revved up for the appearance of Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.” The library has purchased extra copies of the book […]

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

Local MLK Celebration chairman explains significance of tributes to civil rights icon BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes.” […]