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‘Justice for Trayvon,’ others remain focus of local leaders

‘Justice for Trayvon,’ others remain focus of local leaders

July 25 forum hosted by clergy, NAACP will address racial profiling BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The “Justice for Trayvon” rally that attracted hundreds of Daytonans to the Fifth District Court of Appeal on Beach Street last Saturday is just the beginning of protests for those upset with the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman […]

DIS calls outreach to minority contractors successful

DIS calls outreach to minority contractors successful

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 minority, women and local contractors turned out for the Daytona Rising subcontractor outreach forum held July 17 at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Senior Director of Public Relations Lenny Santiago called the event successful and told the Daytona Times that DIS will be planning another one in […]

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Dr. Willie J. Kimmons and Bishop Derek Triplett led a discussion July 18 with dozens of Black male youth and men at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center. The talk centered on the George Zimmerman verdict, Trayvon Martin and the value of being a Black man in America. The meeting was called by Triplett, […]

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Backpack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 […]

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, along with Zone 5 Commissioner Patrick Henry recognized the employees of the Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers on July 19. Each employee received an honorary key to the city. The presentation took place at the Daytona Beach Housing Authority office.  The employees also received certificates of recognition for their work that […]

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Mark McEwen discusses his journey from stroke during open house of facility at Florida Hospital FROM STAFF REPORTS Mark McEwen, a former weatherman and anchor for CBS News, recently shared his journey of rehabilitation from a massive stroke at Florida Hospital Peninsula. He spoke July 18 at the open house of the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation […]

Locals to line up for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

Locals to line up for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

NAACP, Black clergy to participate Saturday in Daytona vigil BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and area pastors are asking Volusia County residents to join them on Saturday at the Fifth District Court of Appeal building for a vigil calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. The Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, […]

Daytonans represent at NAACP national convention in Orlando

Daytonans represent at NAACP national convention in Orlando

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP were among more than 3,000 participants at the national organization’s 104th annual convention in Orlando from July 13-17. This year’s convention theme “We Shall Not Be Moved’’ focused on the modern-day attempts to roll back the progress of the civil rights era and […]

Former NYPD sketch artist’s paintings to grace walls of Scarlett-Golden center

Former NYPD sketch artist’s paintings to grace walls of Scarlett-Golden center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The artwork of Weldon Ryan will be on display starting July 26 at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Ryan’s artwork will replace Anthony Armstrong, who was the first artist to have his work on display […]

Bus fare likely will increase next year

Bus fare likely will increase next year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Councilman Josh Wagner, who represents the majority of Daytona Beach, said he voted last week to start the process of increasing the cost to ride the Votran by 50 cents because he wanted to give Votran the opportunity to conduct meetings to hear from the public. Volusia County […]