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Deltona Parks & Rec to celebrate seniors Deltona Parks & Recreation will celebrate seniors at its sixth annual senior breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the Deltona Community Center, 980 Lakeshore Drive. The entire family is invited to join the seniors for breakfast. Breakfast will be served for $3 and will include […]

Local appeal for justice, unity

Local appeal for justice, unity

Recent shootings spark peaceful march and rally in Daytona Beach BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people took part in a “United We Stand’’ march and rally on July 9, organized by a Deltona High School teacher. “I’m just trying to be a pillar of the community and unite some people,’’ said Carlos […]

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When her 11-year-old son Brenya Smith died five years ago after a battle with trisomy 18 – a rare chromosodal disease – Petrina Onwuemeli was motivated to help others and keep her son’s memory alive. She created Brenya’s Love L.L.C., an organization that provides companion and homemaker services to the […]

Black Clergy Alliance hosting Vacation Bible School

Black Clergy Alliance hosting Vacation Bible School

A community-wide Vacation Bible School presented by the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance is scheduled July 18-22 at various churches in the area. The Vacation Bible School is for 4 years old and up. The time is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the central location – Master’s Domain Church of […]

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a timely event. The second annual “Gone Too Soon, Your Life Matters Basketball Tournament’’ held on July 9 in Daytona Beach was an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and for local youth and police officers to hang out together in a positive […]

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only the school’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ranks higher than 85-year-old Jack “Cy’’ McClairen. The longtime Wildcat retired on June 30 after 55 years of service with the […]

Islamic Center, church, nightclub taking security measures in wake of Orlando tragedy

Islamic Center, church, nightclub taking security measures in wake of Orlando tragedy

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The leaders of the local Islamic Center, an area A.M.E. church and even a Black nightclub say they have increased their security measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last month. The Islamic Center of Daytona Beach has been the target of a threat since the tragedy […]

McClairen was founder’s chauffeur, guest on ‘Oprah’’

McClairen was founder’s chauffeur, guest on ‘Oprah’’

In a press release about McClairen’s retirement, Bethune-Cookman noted the following about the longtime Wildcat. McClairen was a chauffer for Bethune-Cookman founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in Daytona Beach while he was a student. “He drove the family car from Panama City to Tallahassee for the 1947 Bethune-Cookman-Florida A&M game, where he remembers seeing Dr. […]

More ‘Cornbread’ for kids in Daytona

More ‘Cornbread’ for kids in Daytona

Author Vince Taylor, creator of the popular “Cornbread’ children’s book series, returned to the Midtown Educational and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach on June 30. More than 300 kids watched Taylor and his tall character Cornbread engage young in learning exercises that keep them on their feet.  Taylor, an educator from Duval County, uses rhythmic […]

Community News

Community News

NCNW seeks contestants for annual pie contest The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is looking for contestants for this year’s Sweet Potato Pie and More Contest on July 30. The event is homage to the group’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, who sold pies during the early days to […]