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Another shooting, another memorial service

Another shooting, another memorial service

B-CU pays tribute to student fatally shot at off-campus event BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Your life matters.’’ A simple sentence that carries a lot of weight.  It was pronounced by local retired Judge Hubert Grimes Wednesday at a service at Bethune-Cookman University in memory of Don’Kevious Johnson, a student from Belle Glade who died from […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Exhibits, videos highlight achievements of African-Americans in Daytona and beyond BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona produces Black History videos In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Daytona Beach has compiled four videos that highlight local people and places. They focus on the Midtown community, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the […]

NAACP to tackle crime during Feb. 25 forum

NAACP to tackle crime during Feb. 25 forum

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP is hosting a community forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, which will include discussion on local crime prevention and public safety. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 580 George Engram Blvd. Cynthia Slater, president of the local NAACP, has […]

Focus

Focus

Sunshine House tour set for March 2 The Children’s Home Society of Florida, North Coastal Division, will host a tour of the Sunshine House on Wednesday, March 2, at noon. Sunshine House provides services to siblings and children with special needs within the foster care system. During the tour, guests can: •Check out the newly […]

Daytona 500 to interrupt Votran service

Daytona 500 to interrupt Votran service

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Speedweeks will bring heavy traffic to Volusia County, and Votran riders should expect numerous delays, interruptions and route deviations. Detours began Thursday, Feb. 18, and will continue through to the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 21. Detours may change without notice when traffic becomes congested, causing buses to be rerouted to […]

Free SAT math prep available at Daytona State

Free SAT math prep available at Daytona State

Daytona State College’s Mathematics Department has scheduled six free math-prep sessions to help Flagler and Volusia students feel more confident taking the test. The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test accepted by four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., March 26 […]

B-CU mourns shooting death of student; suspect turns himself in

B-CU mourns shooting death of student; suspect turns himself in

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Five months after the tragic death of two female students at the hands of a shooter, the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) family is mourning the death of student Don’Kevious Johnson, who died after being shot in the head early Saturday (Feb. 13) at a party at the Indigo Lakes Golf Club in […]

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Blacks in Civil War exhibit “Hot Lead, Cold Steel, Americans in uniform from Harper’s Ferry to Appomattox’’ is now on display at the African American Museum of Arts in DeLand. ’’The photographic exhibition is dedicated […]

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In “Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till,’’ Simeon Wright recounts that he was in Money, Miss., when his cousin Emmett whistled at White cashier Carolyn Bryan. Wright was 12 at the time. He recalls that he was sharing a bed with his 14-year-old cousin when two […]

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Editor’s note: The Daytona Times interviewed the Rev. Carl Brinkley in February 2013 as part of a Black History Month series on residents who had made great strides locally and nationally. Rev. Brinkley died on Feb. 2 at age 90. Here are excerpts from that interview. See his obituary on Page 2. BY DAYTONA TIMES […]