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Residents near B-CU asked to  attend meeting about new field

Residents near B-CU asked to attend meeting about new field

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A meeting of residents who live near a training center being constructed for Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) athletes will take place April 26 at the John H. Dickerson Center from 6 to 8 p.m. It is not clear if B-CU President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed will be present at the meeting. […]

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dale Ho, assistant counsel for political participation for the NAACP’s National Legal Defense and Education Fund, will be the featured speaker at the Daytona Beach’s NAACP 39th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The event is scheduled for May 11 at The Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., […]

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

The African Children’s Choir is on the road again. The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir will be performing on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 201 University Blvd. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices […]

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Members of the Stetson University community will share their Hatter “Green” with the surrounding community during two weeks of celebration and learning for Earth Week and Arbor Day. Activities kick off this weekend with the fourth annual Green Symposium on Friday, April 13, followed by participation in the city of DeLand’s […]

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

Stetson University’s Multicultural Student Council will present “Strange Like Me,” an interactive program on racism, sexism and homophobia especially for college students, on Thursday, April 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The event is free and open to the public. “Strange Like Me’ is a 90-minute program […]

Dickerson Center to host resource fair, fair housing workshop

Dickerson Center to host resource fair, fair housing workshop

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF-Harperjames59@yahoo.com: Avis Wilkinson says she has one goal for those attending a Community Resource Fair being held at the John H. Dickerson Community Center April 12 – “walk away with one useful item of information.” Wilkinson, the Housing Manager/SHIP Administrator for Daytona Beach’s Economic Community Development Division,  says  this is the […]

Daytonans front and center at Martin rally

Daytonans front and center at Martin rally

Pastors on program; hundreds of residents show their support BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of Daytona Beach residents participated in the Sanford rally on March 22 to help apply pressure on law enforcement to arrest George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Huger’s legacy linked to women in his life

Huger’s legacy linked to women in his life

Alpha Phi Alpha pays tribute to Daytona Beach icon BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. James Huger credits two women for his success – his first employer, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University – and his beloved wife of 71 years, Phannye, whom he met while attending the school. Huger, who has […]

DCF names new Circuit 7 administrator

DCF names new Circuit 7 administrator

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Children and Families has named a man from South Carolina as the new community development administrator in Circuit 7, which covers Flagler, Putnam, Volusia and St. Johns counties. Arnold Anderson will replace Reggie Williams, who retired as the administrator Feb. 29 to take on a new […]

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: Daytona’s second-in-command and highest-ranking Black cop ever is headed up North because of an offer that he couldn’t refuse. Deputy Chief Benjamin ‘Ben’ Walton is leaving the Daytona Beach Police Department to take a position as the executive director of public safety for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. “I didn’t apply for the […]