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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 […]

Campbell Middle students complete banking program

Campbell Middle students complete banking program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Campbell Middle School recently celebrated the graduation of 12 of its students from the Money Smart Banking Program presented by Food Brings Home and the United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties’ “Campaign for Working Families.” Money Smart Banking is an interactive banking program designed to teach students how to […]

B-CU to present 23rd Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

B-CU to present 23rd Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

The 23rd Annual Humanities Advisory Council Seminar will be held March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University. This year’s event focuses on four values – responsibility, compassion, humility, and commitment. Four guest speakers have been chosen by the planning committee […]

AKAs seek participants for Men of Tomorrow program

AKAs seek participants for Men of Tomorrow program

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is seeking participants for its 16th Biennial Men of Tomorrow program. Men of Tomorrow honors high school juniors and seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The young men will participate in four months of activities contributing to their cultural, educational and social enrichment. Participation in […]

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.