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The Bethune-Cookman University Department of English will host a Zora Neale Hurston conference Feb. 1 at the Larry Handfield Music Annex, at 10:20 a.m.  The keynote speaker is Valerie Boyd, a writer, professor of journalism, and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia.  She is the author of “Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of  Zora Neale Hurston.’’ This first […]

Still marching for justice

Still marching for justice

Daytona Beach ministers, residents continued a tradition of kicking off MLK Day with march BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach community joined the nation on Monday in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday observance. Hundreds of area residents participated in the annual ceremonies, which included a breakfast, march and worship service. “We […]

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Peace march, vigil planned in memory of slain teen BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet. Trayvon Martin would have turned […]

Public invited to Thursday forum on Black men and boys

Public invited to Thursday forum on Black men and boys

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Eddy Regnier, a clinical psychologist who practices in Sarasota, says Black men and boys are still suffering from “what happened to us during slavery.” “We were not lazy before slavery but became lazy after slavery,” said Regnier, who also is chair of the Florida Council on the Social Status […]

Swearing-in time for Wright moved up

Swearing-in time for Wright moved up

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. at the DeLand Administrative Complex Board Room, 200 North Clara Avenue, DeLand. The next regular School Board meeting will be held on that same day starting at 4 p.m. as […]

Ivey defends record; proud of contributions to Midtown

Ivey defends record; proud of contributions to Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hemis Ivey, chairman of the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board, does not understand why the local daily paper has chosen to write a story about him on an arrest that took place almost three years ago. The headline in the Daytona Beach News-Journal read, “Daytona’s Midtown board chairman has criminal history, […]

Attorney: Law school not coming to Daytona

Attorney: Law school not coming to Daytona

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A Jacksonville attorney said “plans are still full steam ahead” to start a law school, but it will not be in Daytona Beach. Attorney Eric Smith said he was shocked when he learned last month that the old Daytona Beach Police Department building on the corner of Orange Avenue and […]

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Plenty of countywide MLK events this weekend BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Celebrating The Dreamer and the Dream” is the theme chosen by The Martin Luther King Celebration for Florida for activities scheduled in Daytona Beach honoring the slain civil rights leader. “The theme ties in perfectly with the national enthusiasm of the reelection of […]

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board on Jan. 29. In a runoff election, Wright easily defeated challenger retired educator Kathy Williams, wife of the late Al Williams, who died Oct. 1 2012, after winning re-election on Aug. 16 against Wright. Wright, […]

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds packed Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Daytona Beach on Jan. 12 for the homegoing service of Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author who died Jan. 5 at Signature Healthcare in Ormond Beach. He was 83. “Bethune-Cookman University community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Dr. […]