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Two indicted in Dent’s death

Two indicted in Dent’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES An 18-year-old was charged this week with first-degree murder of a 17-year-old while another young man along for the ride has been charged as a principal to the murder. Ji’Ron Dent died March 7, two days after being allegedly shot by Tijuan Isaac. The teen’s death has prompted an outcry […]

Suicide prevention,  awareness the focus of campus seminar

Suicide prevention, awareness the focus of campus seminar

BY TAMARA PATRICK DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Association of Suicidology, 2,144 African-Americans committed suicide in the United States in 2010. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among African-American youth ages 10- to 19 after homicide and accidents. Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) […]

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two separate forums hosted by two different groups of Black attorneys will take place Friday and Saturday to provide free legal advice to whoever needs it. The Hatchett Bar Association is planning a Community Legal Education Forum Saturday April 13 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church while on Friday attorneys […]

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Port Orange board seeks Youth Achievement Award nominations The Port Orange Youth Advisory Board announces an awards program to recognize youth in Port Orange who have made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community.  The criteria for the award will be based on accomplishment, leadership and service. To be eligible for the achievement […]

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Local leaders also reflect on impact of first Black mayor weeks before center in her name opens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With about three weeks before the grand opening of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, the family of its namesake expressed its appreciation for the honor of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor. […]

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway has told the Daytona Times that the organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified local women and minority firms can participate in their $250 million redevelopment project. Over the […]

Daytonan arrested after calling for help too many times

Daytonan arrested after calling for help too many times

Dedra Jones outraged after 911 calls about robbery leads to time in jail BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine calling the Daytona Beach Police Department for help and getting arrested for dialing 911. That is what happened to Dedra Jones on – no kidding – April Fools’ Day. According to a police report, 911 was […]

Free suicide prevention training takes place April 8 at B-CU

Free suicide prevention training takes place April 8 at B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) Program Committee will host the Many Voices, One Vision Suicide Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 at the School of Business – Wendell P. Holmes Building at B-CU. “The Many Voices, One Vision conference addresses […]

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HONORED FOR SHOOTING SENIOR GAMES The Ormond Beach Senior Games Executive Board recently honored Lance Rothwell, (shown in center) a student at Daytona State College majoring in photography, with a certificate of appreciation and a $100 scholarship last month. Under the direction of Duane C. Fernandez Sr., students from the photography department at Daytona State […]

Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants in the Men of Tomorrow program presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, traveled to Tallahassee on March 27 on an educational tour of the Florida Capitol and Supreme Court buildings. The group also met with Rep. Dwayne Taylor. “Fourteen of the program’s […]