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A final push to get out the Black vote

A final push to get out the Black vote

Clergy group, NAACP hosting major event to get residents registered BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the Oct. 11 deadline approaching to vote in the Nov. 8 election, local organizations are making their last pitches to get people registered. The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and Volusia County /Daytona Beach NAACP have planned a voter […]

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 […]

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change. The Florida-based band is popular for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lucas Boyce to speak at free event at Daytona State

Lucas Boyce to speak at free event at Daytona State

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Former NBA executive, author and motivational speaker Lucas Boyce will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the fall 2016 installment of the L. Gale  Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center and Daytona State College. The event, free and open to the public, […]

A summit for seniors

A summit for seniors

Health event included art class, workshop and line dancing The City of New Smyrna Beach and VITAS Healthcare were the sponsors of the fourth Senior Summit and Health Fair held on Tuesday at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center. About 150 people attended and the event attracted 30 vendors. The summit also gave several members of the […]

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Power & Light (FPL) visited the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center (WORC) on Jimmy Ann Road in Daytona Beach this week to help make the location more energy efficient. WORC is a non-profit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities find work. It provides services for people with developmental […]

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Plans are moving forward on luxury units on MLK Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A plan for construction of a luxury apartment complex on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK Boulevard) in Daytona Beach is catching flak. The project is part of a plan to revitalize Midtown, a historically Black […]

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. […]

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