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County Council appoints 15 to Charter Review Commission The Volusia County Council has appointed 15 citizen volunteers to serve on the Volusia County Charter Review Commission. The committee will spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter, which is the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government. […]

Ku Klux Klan planning protest in South Carolina on July 18

Ku Klux Klan planning protest in South Carolina on July 18

BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The Ku Klux Klan is rallying its troops to protest plans to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is based in Pelham, N.C., plans to demonstrate before the South Carolina capitol July 18, according to […]

White family with Black guest for holiday gets ‘KKK’ spray-painted on car

White family with Black guest for holiday gets ‘KKK’ spray-painted on car

BY STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR. BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM The Fourth of July holiday weekend had barely started for one family in Spring, Texas, when they awoke to find racist and vulgar messages spray-painted on the family’s truck. “My Black friend, he’s been here for two days,” Darren Franke told KHOU-TV. “Me and him hung out in the […]

Black women see job prospects improve

Black women see job prospects improve

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Job prospects for Black women improved in June as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs report by the Labor Department shows. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 years old fell nearly a full percentage point last month […]

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]

An evening with the Alphas

An evening with the Alphas

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its first all-white party the night of June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League. The fundraiser was held at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The party included music by The Love Band (above), dancing and […]

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sixth annual “I Am Ormond Beach” Reunion will honor local icons, including the city’s African-American hero, Derrick K. Bell, who died of leukemia in 1978. A three-day celebration of remembrance and unity is scheduled for July 10-12 and includes a variety of events for family and friends whose lives […]

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Men of Tomorrow program in Daytona culminates with June 20 event SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Twelve young men took center stage during the biennial Men of Tomorrow program finale presented recently by Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The June 20 event marked the culmination of several months of workshops, […]

Where to see fireworks in Flagler, Volusia

Where to see fireworks in Flagler, Volusia

America’s favorite red, white and blue holiday will be “firecracker hot” in Volusia and Flagler counties. Festivities for the family and children of all ages are scheduled throughout the surrounding counties and towns. Light up the grill in your own backyard or gather the kids and head east or west for a full day of […]

Community News

Community News

Artists needed for fall festival in DeLand The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts (FFOA) is seeking artists to apply for inclusion in the 23rd annual Festival. The event will be Nov. 21-22 in downtown DeLand. The artist application deadline is noon, Friday, Sept. 4.  Applicants will be notified of results via e-mail the week […]