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Midtown volunteer called hero after shooting

Midtown volunteer called hero after shooting

Daytona residents concerned about safety at city properties due to employee cuts in Leisure Services Department BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Gun violence reared its ugly head again in Daytona Beach on Jan. 31 with its sights potentially aimed at up to 200 children, including a group of cheerleaders in the Midtown Cultural and Educational […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Librarian Larry Hyde helped to introduce local Whites to Black authors, history BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine a time when there were no books by Black authors in Volusia County’s public school libraries and limited or no information on the contribution of Blacks in any of the references books. Larry Hyde can remember. Hyde, […]

New Smyrna celebrates its own Black heritage

New Smyrna celebrates its own Black heritage

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES No city or town locally celebrates Black History Month like New Smyrna Beach. The annual New Smyrna Beach Black Heritage Festival took place last weekend with plenty of activities, live music, presentations, food, fun and entertainment. The heart of the three-day festival was at Pettis Park located at the corner […]

Shaq’s mom attends renaming ceremony of B-CU wellness center

Shaq’s mom attends renaming ceremony of B-CU wellness center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University renamed its wellness center last week, expanding its focus and partnerships in the community. The Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center is now known as the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity, center director Diana Lee told the Daytona Times this week. The renaming ceremony took place Feb. 7 at […]

City approves additional $330,000 to complete Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center

City approves additional $330,000 to complete Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Construction of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center is complete with the exception of landscaping and furnishings for the building. Daytona Beach commissioners voted unanimously last week to increase the budget allotted for the center by $330,000 from money provided by the Daytona Beach Racing & Recreational Facilities District […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Job training opportunities available for seniors The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Volusia County, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). “In this difficult economy, many […]

BLACK HISTORY

BLACK HISTORY

EPA head in a long line of Black environmentalists BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT When Lisa Jackson leaves her post as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency later this month, she will be remembered for taking on oil industry groups and Republican lawmakers, and pushing to give African- Americans a greater voice on environmental […]

Tourism expert tells how to attract Blacks

Tourism expert tells how to attract Blacks

Marketing study shows generic branding of area won’t cut it BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s advertising authorities should do more research to attract African-Americans tourists, says a marketing expert hired to analyze the effectiveness of tourism marketing in the area. An independent analysis of the marketing done by local advertising authorities found their […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Rev. Carl Brinkley’s local legacy includes position as pastor, deputy, housing CEO Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the Daytona Times shares the stories of some area residents who have made great strides locally and nationally. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Many in Daytona Beach know the Rev. Carl Brinkley as the longtime executive director […]

Johnson ready to lead Dems in Volusia

Johnson ready to lead Dems in Volusia

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 80 Volusia County Democrats were present last week as Vonzelle Johnson conducted his first meeting as chairman. Johnson is the first Black to be elected to lead the county’s Democratic Party. He told the Daytona Times this week that several people him approached him about running for the position. […]