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Education chief: Schools failing Black students

Education chief: Schools failing Black students

Duncan describes paradox of progress during session last week with Black publishers BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a […]

BREAKING: Bethune-Cookman University names new president

BREAKING: Bethune-Cookman University names new president

Staff reports - Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously named Dr. Edison Jackson to the permanent position of president. Jackson had served as the school’s interim president. Read the full story in this week’s Daytona Times.

Today: Gillette invades Daytona Beach Spring Break to offer free shaves and products

Today: Gillette invades Daytona Beach Spring Break to offer free shaves and products

Special to the Daytona Times – Gillette recently conducted a national survey via a live social experiment and reported that 85% of women across the country declared they prefer to kiss a guy who’s smooth shaven. Furthermore, two out of three women said men will have better luck with them if they are smooth shaven. […]

UPDATE: Daytona Beach police chief injured while making Bike Week arrest

UPDATE: Daytona Beach police chief injured while making Bike Week arrest

Associated Press –  Beach police say their chief was injured while making an arrest during Bike Week. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Police Chief Mike Chitwood was treated at hospital for a broken right hand and finger, deep cuts to his finger and a gash on his forehead. According to a police report, Michael Dangelo of […]

Daytona Beach Police Chief in hospital after fight

Daytona Beach Police Chief in hospital after fight

Staff and wire reports – Mike Chitwood, the Daytona Beach Police Chief, had to be hospitalized after he was attacked on Main Street early Saturday evening during Bike Week 2013 on Main Street. An unidentified man approached the chief saying he knew his rights and that he could arrest any officer at any time via citizen’s […]

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Daytona commissioner, grieving family on mission to stop violence involving local youths BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ji’Ron Jeffery Dent was not related to Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry or his brother, Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, but both are slated to speak at the late teen’s funeral this Saturday. The 17-year old died […]

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings up to 500,000 bikers and millions of dollars to the Daytona Beach area annually, and the Black community is expecting its share. The event kicked off on March 8 and will run through March 17. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. […]

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham hopes more than 2,000 residents will fill the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 to help persuade city and county elected officials to do something about the homeless and jobless issue in the area. Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Former NAACP president  appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

Former NAACP president appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach NAACP president Marjorie Johnson recently was appointed to the Volusia County Children and Families Advisory Board. Johnson, who is the second Black serving on the influential board along with Daytona resident Dr. Willie Kimmons, was nominated for the post on Feb. 28 by Volusia County Councilman Joshua […]

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste Philip, assistant director for Public Health for the Volusia Department of Health has been named Interim Bureau Chief for the newly formed Bureau of Communicable Diseases for the Florida Department of Health. In the Volusia position, she was responsible for environmental health, WIC and nutrition, tobacco prevention and […]