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Free workshops scheduled for aspiring artists

Free workshops scheduled for aspiring artists

FROM STAFF REPORTS A series of  literary workshops to help aspiring authors are scheduled to take place once a month beginning April 25 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The workshops are being organized by author Donna M. Gray-Banks, who in January held the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the same venue. […]

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Commissioner voices concerns at Midtown meeting; Tooley named new chair of board BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Zone 6’s commissioner is calling for the demolition of abandoned and neglected buildings in the area she serves. Commissioner Paula Reed brought her concerns before the Midtown Area Redevelopment Board this week as it elected Bishop […]

Living legends share history at middle school

Living legends share history at middle school

Three Tuskegee Airmen, traveling exhibit make stop at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Three legendary pilots were back in the area last week to speak and answer questions about their adventure during World War II. Tuskegee Airmen Charles “Doc’’ Holiday, Daniel Keel and Hiram E. Mann, all fighter pilots, attended a presentation at the […]

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The arrest of a Black Daytona Beach resident after she called 911 for help after her home was burglarized has garnered the attention of the local NAACP. “We have spoken with Mrs. Jones, and will be following up with Chief (Mike) Chitwood regarding the arrest,” Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia […]

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 […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

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 […]