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B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

During address at alumni convention, interim president talks about campus improvements, community relations BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson says when he was contacted to come serve as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president, he was not looking for another job. “This is a new season. I am a vessel of the Lord.  I didn’t […]

A joyful noise:  Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

A joyful noise: Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Tubman-King Community Church’s Sounds of Faith Choir is inviting choirs from area churches to participate in a music workshop and concert from July 11 to 14. “This will enable us to combine our musical skills, gifts and talents to give  praise, honor and glory to the God that we […]

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Highly respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned publications. NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell, publisher of the Arizona Informant, said Tompkins was selected from […]

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson is shown above with his wife, Carmen, at the Juneteenth Banquet held at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center in Daytona Beach on June 12.  In last week’s issue, the Daytona Times published a photo of Williamson and his sister, Ruth Wilson, who was incorrectly identified as his […]

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Teens from across Northeast Florida came together on June 19 to recognize Daytona International Speedway for making the speedway’s grandstands smoke-free. The teens from 21 surrounding counties are part of Students Working against Tobacco (SWAT). They also challenged other sporting and entertainment venues in the state to follow the example […]

Weekend of support for foster parents

Weekend of support for foster parents

Conference to draw thousands statewide to Daytona June 22-24 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Showing support to foster parents is the main priority of the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Annual Conference, which takes place in Daytona Beach this weekend. John Harrell, spokesman for the Northeast Region of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) […]

Daytona urges stores to stop selling flavored tobacco

Daytona urges stores to stop selling flavored tobacco

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners voted on a resolution this month urging retailers to stop the sale and marketing of flavored tobacco products within city limits. Susan Cerbone, Daytona Beach public information officer, said one of the reasons the commissioners supported the resolution is because “tobacco use is the number one cause […]

Deltas ‘Remembering the Times’ at June 30 Jabberwork

Deltas ‘Remembering the Times’ at June 30 Jabberwork

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A musical variety show consisting of music, song and dance will take place during this year’s Jabberwock 2012. The theme for the event sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, is “Remembering the Times.” Jabbberwock 2012 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 30, at […]

Gamma Mu Omega to present 13 debutantes at cotillion

Gamma Mu Omega to present 13 debutantes at cotillion

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, will present 13 young women to society at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala on June 23 at The Shores Resort and Spa. The goal of Gamma Mu Omega’s debutante program is to provide activities that will enhance the development of outstanding young women in the […]

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University is one of 17 colleges and universities that will share grants totaling $5 million as part of the Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarship Program. The $50,000 grant will benefit four B-CU students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Texas Southern University, Morehouse College and Fayetteville […]