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Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

‘Black Panther Party’ film seeks wider audience

‘Black Panther Party’ film seeks wider audience

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,’’ the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community. It’s been a breakout entry at the Sundance Film Festival, and has already won an […]

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

President defends university, criticizes media during prayer vigil on campus BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Following the April 3 shooting of four Bethune-Cookman University students at an off-campus party, local and national media are being criticized for incorrectly referring to the party as a school-sponsored event. It was not. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson […]

BIKE WEEK 2015

BIKE WEEK 2015

A roaring good time on the boulevards Flashy bikes, great music and food. Thousands descended again on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune boulevards over the past weekend. Duane C. Fernandez Sr. of Hardnotts Photography was on the scene and captured the weekend’s action. Click here for the action!

Air Force veteran to speak at Women’s History Month luncheon at Daytona State

Air Force veteran to speak at Women’s History Month luncheon at Daytona State

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men Advisory Board of Directors will celebrate the work and achievements of women during its annual luncheon on Tuesday, March 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. This year’s […]

Daytona State to offer financial aid application help

Daytona State to offer financial aid application help

Returning and first-time-in-college students will find a clear path to applying for federal tuition assistance during a free statewide event, hosted locally by Daytona State College, designed to help anyone planning to pursue higher education. College Goal (Saturday) Sunday or CGS!Florida, part of the national CGS project, takes place locally on Saturday, Feb. 28, from […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority donates supplies to local schools

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority donates supplies to local schools

On Oct. 24 and 25, the Cluster III of the South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. met at Bethune-Cookman  University for its annual conference. Hosted by  Gamma Mu Omega, the graduate chapter for Daytona Beach, and Gamma Tau, the undergraduate chapter at Bethune-Cookman University, approximately 250 sorority members, representing 15 Florida and South Georgia […]

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

Join Daytona State College professor of history, Leonard Lempel, and guest colleagues for discussions immediately following each film in the series: “Civil Rights – The Long Freedom Struggle.” This film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission by donation. “Boycott,’’ directed […]

Campbell Elementary banquet tickets available

Campbell Elementary banquet tickets available

Campbell Elementary alumni who attended the school from 1962 to 1969 will celebrate the school’s legacy with a banquet recognizing and memorializing the school’s faculty and staff. The banquet, set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., will be at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,. Daytona […]

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Forty students from schools throughout Central Florida became junior cyber sleuths June 23-26, participating in a virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges at Daytona State College’s second annual summer cyber camp. The students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, were introduced to beginner and intermediate computer […]

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