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Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

NNPA NEWSWIRE The Black AIDS Institute has announced a national digital-community campaign titled “30 Days of HIV.” Launching on May 2 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV and health-related events serving Black communities, an Instagram storytelling […]

Country 500 festival returns to Speedway

Country 500 festival returns to Speedway

The second Country 500 festival is scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) at the Daytona International Speedway. Some of the biggest stars in country music will perform over the three-day, three-night event. Performers will include Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dun, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr. and Martina […]

National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

The Volusia Surf Lifesaving Association (VSLA) and Volusia County will host the 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships, which will take place in Daytona Beach Aug. 9-12. The four-day event, which is expected to draw nearly 3,000 competitors along with their families, will be held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk […]

Summer concert series at Bandshell kicks off May 26

Summer concert series at Bandshell kicks off May 26

The 2017 Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series kicks off in Daytona Beach at 7 p.m. May 26 with Pocket Change. The concerts will continue every Friday night through Sept. 22. The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series, in its ninth year, takes place on Friday nights at the amphitheater located in Oceanfront Park on the north […]

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In random order, here’s who’s up and who’s down in Daytona Beach in the wake of Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement controversy last week. WINNERS •Reverends Patrick Harden (New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church), Evan Smith (Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church) and Jeffrey Dove (Allen Chapel AME, New Smyrna Beach): These ministers were […]

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

A day for recognition, roses Dr. Michael A. Chambers, pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, takes time out of the May 14 morning service to pay tribute to mothers. Mothers who are in their 80s received roses and special recognition. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the midst of all the adversity facing Campbell Middle School, there was reason for celebration on Wednesday morning. The school that is in the heart of Daytona Beach’s Black community held its Earl C. McCrary II Eighth Grade End-of-the-Year Celebration in the gymnasium that also bears McCrary’s name. Campbell […]

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the past four years, LaKesha Green has been driving from Daytona Beach to Palatka twice a week to help girls in that area focus on self-esteem. Now she’s offering her free “Phenomenal Princess’’ program in Daytona. The first Daytona meeting was held earlier this month at New Hope Missionary […]

Focus

Focus

Daytona Deliverance to honor, pastor, wife Daytona Deliverance Church of God will honor Bishop William A. Lee and Lady Sheila Lee June 9-11 for their eighth Pastoral Appreciation Celebration. The anniversary weekend will begin at 7 p.m. June 9 with “An Evening with the Lees” produced by the Youth Department of the church. The church […]

More Motown in Midtown

More Motown in Midtown

Midtown Motown continued on May 13 at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach. Performers included Bartee along with the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose. The free monthly concert series will continue through the summer. Lineup: Midtownmotown.com PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR/HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM