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Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa, as its sixth president. During a Feb. 14 meeting at the university’s headquarters in Daytona Beach, the board unanimously appointed Butler to the position after he received across-the-board support from a search committee […]

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Black history and West Indian culture will be featured at Weldon Ryan’s “Art of Carnival’’ presentation this week. An opening ceremony of the “Art of Carnival’’ exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Ryan’s Calypso Fine Art Gallery, located at 4601 E. Moody Blvd., inside of […]

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. Click here for look at other firsts for American Blacks in politics and law.

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •Feb. 18: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; and noon to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. […]

Daytona AKAs donate backpacks

Daytona AKAs donate backpacks

The members of the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recently donated backpacks recently to the Rising Stars Learning Center in Daytona Beach. Sorority members filled the backpacks with school supplies, socks and gloves. Sorority members Barbara Gamble, Shelia Payne and Eyvette Presley passed out the bags. Roslyn Smith, far right, is […]

Sorority emphasizes STEM at ‘Hidden Figures’ event

Sorority emphasizes STEM at ‘Hidden Figures’ event

Members of the Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recently hosted a private viewing party of the movie “Hidden Figures” at the Epic Theatre of Palm Coast for students in the Flagler County Schools African American Mentoring Program, A-Game Camp and ASCEND Network. The film stressed the contributions and significance of women […]

Library to host ragtime piano concert

Library to host ragtime piano concert

David Michael Dowd will play ragtime piano music at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The Daytona Beach resident became interested in ragtime piano after watching “The Sting” and “Scott Joplin” in the 1970s. He teaches piano and spends two days a week crafting an invention at Daytona […]

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

According to police, the incidents were  domestic disputes that got out of hand. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shootings this week at two Daytona Beach apartment complexes have prompted local police to again ask for community assistance in curbing violent crimes. Police responded to a shooting on Feb. 4 at the Carolina Club Apartments in […]

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Gray-Banks has been named the City of New Smyrna Beach’s employee of the year. Banks, community resource coordinator, is just the second African-American to receive this award from the city. She was honored for her participation on the Railroad Avenue Housing Development, which is located in the historic Westside neighborhood […]

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will unveil the state historical markers for two schools that provided education for African-American youth from the 1920s to 1969. The ceremonies will take place at: •3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Malloy Head Start Center (formerly the DeLeon Springs Colored School), 330 E. Retta St., […]