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Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on  Saturday

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Renee “LadyByrd” Burgess is a minority within several minorities. She is Black, female, a single mom, and she is HIV positive. Burgess found out she was HIV positive after learning she was pregnant. She said she was infected in 2007 by her husband who had knowingly infected her without telling […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY TAMARA PATRICK Dr. Edison Jackson, who has served as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president since last May, was named the university’s sixth president last week by B-CU’s Board of Trustees. His tenure began immediately and will conclude on July 1, 2016. The Daytona Times asked B-CU students: What are your thoughts on Dr. Jackson […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Easter Seals to hold free developmental screening event Easter Seals is offering a free developmental screening event on April 20 with appointments available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with a qualified Ages & Stages Questionnaire evaluator to help assess your child’s individual progress toward typical milestones. The results will help you see […]

No-shows by most elected officials irk F.A.I.T.H.

No-shows by most elected officials irk F.A.I.T.H.

Few that show up pledge to do something about Volusia’s jobless and homeless issues BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 2,000 Volusia County residents packed the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 for F.A.I.T.H.’s (Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony) annual Action Assembly. Just a few elected representatives were present […]

Dutton to speak, Wright to sing at Daytona NAACP banquet

Dutton to speak, Wright to sing at Daytona NAACP banquet

For more information on the banquet Call the NAACP office at 386-255-3736 or stop by the office at the John H. Dickerson Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Actor and civil rights activist Charles Dutton will be the speaker for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s […]

State data shows there are qualified minorities for Speedway renovation

State data shows there are qualified minorities for Speedway renovation

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories on the plight of minority contractors who try to get work on major construction projects. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Saying there are no Volusia County minority contractors is not an excuse Daytona International Speedway officials can use when they begin work on […]

Henrys denounce gun violence, tout education at slain teen’s funeral

Henrys denounce gun violence, tout education at slain teen’s funeral

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 300 people, some standing, packed New Life World Ministries’ sanctuary in Daytona Beach last Saturday for the funeral of Ji’Ron Jeffrey Dent, also known as “Boobie.’’ Dent 17, died on March 7 from a gunshot wound suffered two days earlier during an incident that took place in the […]

‘March Against  the Madness,’ gun buyback program in works for May 18

‘March Against the Madness,’ gun buyback program in works for May 18

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bringing people together and working toward a solution against gun violence and domestic abuse will be the focus of a “March Against the Madness” set for May 18. It is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. from Derbyshire Park near Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach. Bishop Derek T. Triplett, […]

AIDS network to host ‘I Am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper’ conference

AIDS network to host ‘I Am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper’ conference

The Minority AIDS Network of Volusia/Flagler is hosting the “I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper” Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 at Bethune-Cookman University’s L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing, 739 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The keynote speaker is HIV/AIDS activist and Jacksonville native Renee’ LadyByrd Burgess.  The mother of […]

DAYTONA TIMES OUT & ABOUT

DAYTONA TIMES OUT & ABOUT

One more glance at Bike Week 2013 Bike Week 2013 kicked off on March 8 and culminated on March 17. Photographer Duane Fernandez captured the images of bikers having a grand time the last weekend of the annual event. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard […]