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Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson University is presenting its 2016 Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Rinker Field House, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Dana Godek, director of Federal and State Programs with the School District of Palm Beach County. The third […]

From cotton picker to community leader: Daniels to discuss life experiences

From cotton picker to community leader: Daniels to discuss life experiences

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona resident James F. Daniels has published his first book, a memoir titled “Metamorphosis: From Cotton Picker to Community Leader.’’ The book details the 88-year-old’s experiences growing up in the Jim Crow South, his family sharecropping during the Great Depression and overcoming barriers of race and class. “My life experiences […]

Libraries to offer nutrition classes

Libraries to offer nutrition classes

Discover ways to eat healthier during five free programs at the Volusia County Public Library system in October. Sara Levasseur of the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will explain how to nourish your brain at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. […]

A teachable moment about racism

A teachable moment about racism

The New Smyrna Beach man who was given a ‘hateful’ letter hopes it gets more Black voters to the polls. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES At age 78, New Smyrna Beach native Lester Mitchell has witnessed his share of racism. So a letter he was handed earlier this month citing how today’s Blacks are still […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

Curator shares insight on Black History museum

Curator shares insight on Black History museum

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors and […]

Daytona State Faculty Senate honors staffers

Daytona State Faculty Senate honors staffers

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College’s Faculty Senate has awarded peers and staff with annual recognition for outstanding service to students and their professions. This year, six faculty and one staff member earned accolades from the college’s Faculty Senate. Additionally, two recently retired faculty received professor emeritus titles at Daytona State College (DSC). […]

Family suicide prevention training this month

Family suicide prevention training this month

Family suicide prevention training this month The FL LINC (Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care) project in partnership with Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare is offering a free Family Suicide Prevention training on Monday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The training will be held at the University of Central Florida Daytona Beach campus, Bldg. 140, Room […]

Teacher’s back-to-school rap video goes viral

Teacher’s back-to-school rap video goes viral

BY LEONOR VIVANCO CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Give the new teacher an A for effort. Dwayne Reed, who said he was “more excited than nervous” about starting this week as a fourth-grade student teacher for the fall semester at Stenson Elementary School in Skokie, Ill., made a three-minute rap video to welcome his 24 students and introduce […]

Rooting for academic success

Rooting for academic success

Students get handshakes and encouragement from local men during Million Father March BY DAYTONA STAFF When Turie T. Elementary School students and their parents stepped on campus Monday morning, they received warm greetings from a group of male leaders from Bethune-Cookman University and the community. The event was a continuation of the Million Father March, […]

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