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‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Blacks in Civil War exhibit “Hot Lead, Cold Steel, Americans in uniform from Harper’s Ferry to Appomattox’’ is now on display at the African American Museum of Arts in DeLand. ’’The photographic exhibition is dedicated […]

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In “Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till,’’ Simeon Wright recounts that he was in Money, Miss., when his cousin Emmett whistled at White cashier Carolyn Bryan. Wright was 12 at the time. He recalls that he was sharing a bed with his 14-year-old cousin when two […]

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Editor’s note: The Daytona Times interviewed the Rev. Carl Brinkley in February 2013 as part of a Black History Month series on residents who had made great strides locally and nationally. Rev. Brinkley died on Feb. 2 at age 90. Here are excerpts from that interview. See his obituary on Page 2. BY DAYTONA TIMES […]

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Free SAT math prep available at Daytona State For Volusia and Flagler county school students preparing to sit for the SAT exam, Daytona State College’s Mathematics Department has scheduled six free math-prep sessions to help students feel more confident taking the test. The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test accepted by four-year colleges […]

Port Orange observes its Black history

Port Orange observes its Black history

The 13th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony took place Tuesday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 941 N. Orange Ave., Port Orange. According to the city, the church is one of the last remains of Freemanville, which was a historically Black neighborhood in Port Orange. The Feb. 9 service observed Port Orange’s Black heritage. It was hosted […]

OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES

Rev. Carl Brinkley Funeral services for Rev. Carl Franklin Brinkley, 90, of Daytona Beach, who passed on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at his home, will be 9 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Nathan Mugala, Pastor, with Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., Presiding Bishop, Eleventh Episcopal District, delivering the main […]

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Nearly 200 kids from around Volusia County were joined by YMCA staff and volunteers on Feb. 7 during the inaugural 5-2-1-0 5K, part of the Daytona Beach Lap the Track Half Marathon at the Daytona International Speedway. To prepare for the race, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCAs offered a running club […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

By Gregory Clay McClatchy-Tribune News Service Most of us know prominent Black women in Hollywood — from Cicely Tyson to Halle Berry to Kerry Washington. We know superstar Black female athletes, such as the tennis-playing Williams sisters, and we remember bronze medal-winning figure skater Debi Thomas from the momentous Calgary Winter Olympics of 1988. But […]

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Coming soon: ‘Carmen Jones’ The 1954 classic movie “Carmen Jones,’’ starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, will be shown Feb. 23 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. More information: Call 386-257-6036, ext. 16235. Palm […]

Leaving school job, but not students

Leaving school job, but not students

Vickie Presley retires after 36 years in Volusia district BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Vickie Presley, area superintendent for Volusia County Schools, retired on Jan. 5 after 36 years of service to the district. While she’ll be giving up her administrative position, Presley still plans to “serve our community and work with young people. ‘’ She […]