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Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Hundreds of students attend recruitment conference in D.C. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, president and […]

Proactive approach to gang culture

Proactive approach to gang culture

Schools, law enforcement unite to educate community on local activity BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gang activity and prevention was the topic of discussion at a workshop-style gathering held Tuesday evening in Daytona Beach. The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of […]

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

By Valerie Whitney Special to the Daytona Times When actress Janet Hubert first read the script for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” it noted that the prototype for the role of Aunt Vivian was a “Denise Nicholas type,” which in industry lingo meant a fair-skinned Black woman. When Hubert showed up at the audition, Nicholas […]

Turie T. Small Elementary former students, educators reunite

Turie T. Small Elementary former students, educators reunite

Classmates and educators of Turie T. Small Elementary Classes from 1960 to 1969 recently connected to share memories of the good times spent at the e school before integration. The mixer was held last month at the Blue Grotto Restaurant for classmates, teachers and other educators. Special recognition was given to educators Donald Scarlett, Lawrence […]

Daytona block party with focus on education draws hundreds

Daytona block party with focus on education draws hundreds

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Westside Elementary School Parent Teacher Association sponsored its annual “Neighborhood Watch for Education” block party on Oct. 15 in the Cedar Highlands neighborhood of Daytona Beach just south of Westside Elementary. More than 300 parents and students flocked to the block party. “Westside Elementary has held this event […]

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida State University Board of Trustees has selected state Sen. John E. Thrasher, 70, an FSU alumnus, to serve as the university’s 15th president. The senator whose district covers parts of Volusia County as well as St. John’s, Putnam and Flagler counties won over three other candidates in […]

Thrasher faces foes as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

Thrasher faces foes as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hundreds of students, faculty and staff came out Monday directing pointed questions to Sen. John Thrasher, an influential political figure who is the lone non-academic finalist for the job of Florida State University president. Thrasher is seeking to succeed former President Eric Barron, an academic […]

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An appreciative audience of approximately 150 people celebrated the legacy of Campbell Elementary School during an August 23 banquet with the theme “A Passion for Preparation,” honoring Campbell’s administration, faculty and staff. Campbell Elementary began as Daytona Colored School in 1884 on Second Street. That’s the same location on […]

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

Young brothers share struggles and successes after leaving nationally recognized charter school BY LOLLY BOWEAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) CHICAGO — As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor […]

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