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Easter Seals plans Autism Resource Fair on April 2 Easter Seals of Volusia and Flagler Counties is hosting an Autism Resource Fair in recognition of World Autism Day on April 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will offer activities, learning opportunities and refreshments. It will be held at 1219 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach, […]

Festival to showcase two Black films

Festival to showcase two Black films

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring African-American productions. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They are: • “Johnny Tough”: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28. This 1974 “blaxploitation” film focuses on a young African-American boy who continually […]

Community unites to save cemetery

Community unites to save cemetery

Miami’s first Black millionaire among elite buried at Lincoln Memorial BY ERICK JOHSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE The remains of D.A. Dorsey, Miami’s first Black millionaire, lie in Brownsville’s Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in a dirty mausoleum, where squatters broke the glass windows on the doors and left their tattered clothes on the floor. Located at 3001 […]

Veteran to speak at Daytona State luncheon

Veteran to speak at Daytona State luncheon

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men Advisory Board of Directors will celebrate the work and achievements of women during its annual luncheon  on Tuesday, March 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. This year’s […]

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Educators refusing to work past their contracted hours BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County teachers are showing their disapproval of unpaid work by beginning what is called “Work to the Contract.” Working to the contract refers to teachers in Volusia County only working the contract hours for which they are paid. According to […]

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Amid the engine ramming, loud music and exhaust you will find newlyweds H. Lynn “Buttafly” Hill and William C. “Dollar” Rawles. They tied the knot on March 11 during Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week, which kicked off March 6 and will run through March 16. The pair, who has […]

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts (AAMA) is celebrating 20 years since the vision of a place where Black artists could display their artwork year-round became a reality. It was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson and her husband, Maxwell, in an effort to shape the thinking […]

Westside students learning about different countries  during ‘Literacy Nights’

Westside students learning about different countries during ‘Literacy Nights’

Students at Westside Elementary continue their monthly “Literacy Nights,” aimed at helping to improve early literacy at the school. Each month students learn about a different country through reading, clothing, crafts and food. This month, students learned about Persia (Iran), which recently celebrated the Persian new year. Principal Judy Winch says the monthly event has […]

Film festival to showcase two Black productions

Film festival to showcase two Black productions

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring African-American productions. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: •“Johnny Tough”: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28. This 1974 “blaxploitation” film is tempered by a social consciousness. It focuses on […]

AKAs to shine spotlight on men who cook

AKAs to shine spotlight on men who cook

On March 22, the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present its Third Annual Male Cook-Off event at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave. The culinary competition takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. The cook-off will feature appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared by men of […]