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Juneteenth celebration lives on

Juneteenth celebration lives on

Thousands attend Daytona Beach festival; hundreds support banquet BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES About 6,000 people joined the Juneteenth festival at the Cypress Street Park on George Engram Boulevard on June 21 while hundreds more met the night before for an annual banquet that recognizes local hometown heroes. Both events, sponsored by a local […]

Daytona moves forward on charter

Daytona moves forward on charter

Report makes recommendations on how city operates over next 10 years BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey, chairman of the city’s Charter Review Commission (CRC), handed in recommendations for review on Wednesday night, right on schedule. The CRC determined what changes, if any, should be made to the city […]

Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

The Volusia County Daytona Beach 41st Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet was held June 14 at the Hilton Beach Oceanfront Resort. Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the National Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law was the guest speaker. The theme this year was “The NAACP and the Passage of the 1964 […]

City hires teens for summer recreation program

City hires teens for summer recreation program

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thirty local teens will be working full time this summer thanks to a student work program offered by the City of Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry recently announced that 30 youth, ages, 15-18, were accepted into the eight-week program. “As an educator, I am happy to announce […]

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family — a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms […]

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer — and with a better quality of life — than ever before. Getting tested is the first step […]

Sorority to present eight debutantes at biennial event

Sorority to present eight debutantes at biennial event

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, will present eight young women to society at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala. The event will be 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, June 21, at the Shores Resort and Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. The eight young ladies are:  Bri’elle Black, a […]

Community News

Community News

Human Services to host public meeting June 23 Volusia County’s Human Services office will host a public meeting to provide information about services provided, identify gaps in service, and elect a community representative and alternate to serve on the Human Services Advisory Board. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, in the […]

South Daytona to host Business Scavenger Hunt

South Daytona to host Business Scavenger Hunt

Area residents can go “hunting” for a chance to win prizes and help local businesses. The City of South Daytona and the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host an inaugural U.S. 1 Business Scavenger Hunt, June 24 through 28. The rules are simple and it could mean a chance to win a gift […]

PLAY IT SAFE

PLAY IT SAFE

Tips to keep kids safe all summer long From Family Features Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization, each […]