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Coretta Scott King memoir to be released in January

Coretta Scott King memoir to be released in January

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Toward the end of her life, Coretta Scott King, commissioned the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds to writer her memoir. The wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also was the founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). The book, “My Life, My Love, […]

When fun fulfills a purpose

When fun fulfills a purpose

Family Features Parents know there is a small window of time to make a meaningful, positive impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. A large portion of that influence comes at home, but it often also involves school, friends and extracurricular activities, many of which can help families make the most […]

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

College launches initiative to rid student hunger and homelessness

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) is launching a comprehensive initiative to eliminate hunger and homelessness among its students as part of the college’s ongoing work to remove barriers to academic success. The college has unveiled a 10-step plan, developed as a collaborative effort among college faculty, staff, President Tom LoBasso and […]

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). […]

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