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Daytona library added as site to get health care questions answered

Daytona library added as site to get health care questions answered

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island has been added as a site where questions about the Affordable Care Act can be answered. As first reported in the Daytona Times this month, 82,000 Volusia County residents who have no health insurance have six months to get insurance or could […]

Center holding Black history competition for Florida artists

Center holding Black history competition for Florida artists

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES In conjunction with activities surrounding the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday in January 2014, the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Education Center is having its first Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition. The competition is open to all Florida artists 18 years and older. All work must […]

Daytona Beach Pop Warner team wears pink to bring attention to breast cancer

Daytona Beach Pop Warner team wears pink to bring attention to breast cancer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Pop Warner League played the Falcons of Flagler Palm Coast this past Saturday. To bring attention to breast cancer, the players wore pink socks and the cheerleaders pink outfits. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Saturday, the team will play the Deltona Wolves […]

Grand marshals for  B-CU homecoming  parade to include Henrys

Grand marshals for B-CU homecoming parade to include Henrys

FROM STAFF REPORTS A weeklong of activities for Bethune-Cookman University’s annual homecoming celebration will kick off Friday, Oct. 18, with the Tastes of Culture around the World event. It will culminate with a football game on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the Wildcats playing South Carolina State at Municipal Stadium beginning at 4 p.m. This year’s […]

Military officers to meet at Oct. 24 luncheon

Military officers to meet at Oct. 24 luncheon

The Halifax and Flagler Area Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) luncheon meeting is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Halifax River Yacht Club. The social hour is 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. The speaker will be Colonel Mike Prendergast (United States Army, Retired), Executive Director of the Florida Department of […]

Activist sparks question again over fire chief job

Activist sparks question again over fire chief job

Interim chief doesn’t meet minimum qualifications to hold the position BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Questions still are being raised about why Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm has not hired a permanent fire chief. The Daytona Times also has learned that Interim Fire Chief Dru Driscoll does not meet minimum qualifications to hold the […]

Bessie Marshall, popular coach, educator will be eulogized Saturday

Bessie Marshall, popular coach, educator will be eulogized Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for popular coach and teacher Bessie Carol Murphy Marshall will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Gertrude Heyn Memorial Chapel on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Marshall died Oct. 3 at Halifax- Health Medical Center. She was 76. Marshall retired as an educator with the Volusia County Public […]

Plans under way for 2014 Bethune festival

Plans under way for 2014 Bethune festival

B-CU founder’s family to host week of forums, concerts and other events FROM STAFF REPORTS Members of the Bethune family held a press conference on Oct. 4 to announce the creation of the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival to be held in Daytona Beach April 6-13, 2014. Bethune-Cookman University will participate in the […]

Music fraternity ordered to suspend activities at B-CU

Music fraternity ordered to suspend activities at B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has ordered Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America to suspend all activities on and off campus, including meetings, practices, and involvement in events and programs. Pi Gamma, the local chapter of the music fraternity, is named in a lawsuit connected to the death of B-CU student and […]

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

A look at the Black Mecca 50 years later BY KENYA KING NNPA NEWS SERVICE A one-way ticket to anywhere in the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina brought a vast number of displaced New Orleanians to the hotbed of the South – Atlanta – where Black political power precipitates African-American entrepreneurship, and where a cultural melting […]