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Black Bikers ready to roar into the city

Black Bikers ready to roar into the city

Vendors, entertainment planned along MLK and Bethune boulevards BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of thousands of bikers will be invading Daytona Beach March 8-16 and among them will be a number of Black bikers, including members of the Steel Stallions of Central Florida Motorcycle club. The club was established in 2007 and today many […]

Will Blacks get in on Speedway construction action?

Will Blacks get in on Speedway construction action?

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black, Hispanic or female business owners would like to do work on major construction projects. They just have to figure out how to get in the door. Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood announced last month that $250 million will be spent for a complete overhaul of the Speedway’s frontstretch […]

Sisters raised in Daytona about the business of helping others

Sisters raised in Daytona about the business of helping others

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two sisters, born and raised in Daytona Beach, are entrepreneurs who are trying to help others be successful in business. Even though Debra Barrs-Paul and Daphne Latimore now live in different cities and states, their work involves starting businesses and helping businesses to be successful. Paul-Barrs moved back to Daytona […]

Expect Votran delays and route changes during Bike Week

Expect Votran delays and route changes during Bike Week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings heavy traffic and Votran riders should expect some delays, interruptions and possible route deviations. Schedule delays will begin Wednesday, March 13, and will continue to occur through Sunday, March 17. “Votran will make every effort to notify customers as soon as the detours and route deviations are […]

Wildcats sweep Rattlers

Wildcats sweep Rattlers

Andreas Butler, Daytonatimes.com: DAYTONA BEACH -Florida’s two largest HBCU’s squared off on the diamond with Bethune-Cookman taking a double header from Florida A&M in windy conditions at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach today. It was teh Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener for both teams. Scott Garner pitched a complete game shutout for B-CU […]

B-CU first HBCU to sign agreement with SBA

B-CU first HBCU to sign agreement with SBA

Small Business Administration to expand access to loan programs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Borrowers and lenders of loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process, an administrator for the agency said […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Attorney relates Daytona’s segregated times in new novel ‘White Sugar, Brown Sugar’ BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There was a time when Blacks living in Daytona Beach could not go across the bridge to the city’s beachside unless they were working in someone’s house as a maid, working as a yard man, cooking n a […]

Black race fans don’t let lack of diversity keep them from 500

Black race fans don’t let lack of diversity keep them from 500

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Each year, the Daytona 500 and events leading up to the big race attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and brings in nearly $2 billion into the local economy. On Sunday, Blacks who attended the Sunday Daytona 500 were talking about the excitement of the event even though Saturday’s harrowing […]

No eminent domain for those affected by Orange Avenue project

No eminent domain for those affected by Orange Avenue project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Many of the approximately 150 people at the John H Dickerson for a discussion on the overhaul of Orange Avenue were concerned about one thing. Will Daytona Beach be using eminent domain to buy their private property for the $19.5 million project? Daytona Beach Public Works Director Ron McLemore, project […]

Greater Friendship to fast, pray in preparation for Spring Revival

Greater Friendship to fast, pray in preparation for Spring Revival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will begin fasting and praying next week for five days building up to its annual Spring Revival, which will run from March 11-13. Dr. Darien K. Bolden of Jacksonville, senior pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, and the president of the Moderators Auxiliary […]