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Move underway to curb growth of charter schools in Black communities

Move underway to curb growth of charter schools in Black communities

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in Black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots […]

Daytona State seeking teens for free Cyber Camp

Daytona State seeking teens for free Cyber Camp

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES A virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges will be in store for a select group of students entering grades 9-12 when Daytona State College hosts its third annual Cyber Camp July 13-16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd. in Daytona […]

Blacks least likely to get business loans from banks

Blacks least likely to get business loans from banks

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of Black-owned businesses operate in the South and the study found that 77 percent of Black business […]

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

Remembrance for Marlon Brown draws families who have lost sons from around state, nation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The family of Marlon Brown along with the Families United 4 Justice organization came together earlier this month to remember the man slain two years ago by a DeLand police officer. Families from Florida, Georgia, California and […]

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

Hundreds of churchgoing brothers and their families march for justice in Midtown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For several days last week, hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas gathered at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach for the 14th annual Sons of Allen Retreat. The retreat included worship services, Bible studies and a […]

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The theme for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’ The local branch’s chosen speaker for the May 30 banquet – Henry “Hank’’ Thomas – is all too familiar with that quest to pursue liberty in […]

Take Stock in Children honors  grads, welcomes new participants

Take Stock in Children honors grads, welcomes new participants

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship and mentoring program facilitated locally through FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, held its annual New Student Induction and Senior Recognition Ceremony on May 14 at the Daytona International Speedway. Newly selected participants as well as graduating high school seniors were recognized at […]

Men of faith take bold steps to save their sons

Men of faith take bold steps to save their sons

The Rev. Nathan Mugala, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, and other men of faith took over George W. Engram Boulevard on Friday, March 15,  as part of a “Save Our Sons’’ march. The march in Midtown was one of the events that took place during the 14th Annual Sons of Allen Retreat hosted by […]

Community News

Community News

Police chief to be honored at golf tournament The 12th Annual “Elisha J. Strapp” Invitational Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry will be held June 6 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. The Community Honoree is Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood who is an avid […]

‘You have to finish what you start’

‘You have to finish what you start’

Mom, daughter among graduates at B-CU’s spring commencement COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF There were plenty of laughter, cheers and tears at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center on Wednesday afternoon as proud family and friends watched hundreds of their loved ones fulfill a dream that was years in the making. It was graduation day for 325 […]