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HAAA loses 2 members;  Cusack to appoint 1 to board

HAAA loses 2 members; Cusack to appoint 1 to board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two members of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) have resigned and one of the new appointments will have to be made by Volusia County Vice Chair Joyce Cusack. This is another opportunity for Cusack to place another Black on the board, which did not have any on it prior […]

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA player Vince Carter held his annual youth basketball academy this week at an athletic center bearing his name at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Carter resides in Orlando but grew up in Daytona where he starred at Mainland and led the basketball team to a state championship in […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented 13 young women to society on June 23 at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala held at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. During the gala, the young women and their escorts performed traditional cotillion dances and were recognized for […]

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute will be observing the 137th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at 10 a.m. on July 14 in the front of her home on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. She was the 15th child of former slaves and died at 79 […]

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Youngsters at Campbell Middle and Westside Elementary schools in Daytona Beach are getting a rich educational experience through the Night Alive program. Night Alive is an after-school program funded through a federal grant through 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC). The program focuses on math, science, reading and writing. Additionally, […]

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Montford Point Marines honored during ceremony last month in D.C. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A group of African-American Marines from Volusia and Flagler counties who broke the color barrier during World War II were among hundreds who received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 27. Dr. James […]

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA star Vince Carter will hold his annual youth basketball camp next week in Daytona Beach. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy will take place at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School from July 10 to 14. Children ages 6-17 have registered to participate in the annual […]

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Growing up in Daytona Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Salenta Baisden could not have predicted that a film she helped write and produce would be featured at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Baisden, who graduated from Bethune-Cookman with a degree in math, now lives […]

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Highly decorated U.S. Army Colonel Greg Gadson will be the grand marshal for the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 6 at the Daytona International Speedway. Gadson, who lost both of his legs when he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device, will give […]