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Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]

An evening with the Alphas

An evening with the Alphas

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its first all-white party the night of June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League. The fundraiser was held at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The party included music by The Love Band (above), dancing and […]

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sixth annual “I Am Ormond Beach” Reunion will honor local icons, including the city’s African-American hero, Derrick K. Bell, who died of leukemia in 1978. A three-day celebration of remembrance and unity is scheduled for July 10-12 and includes a variety of events for family and friends whose lives […]

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Men of Tomorrow program in Daytona culminates with June 20 event SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Twelve young men took center stage during the biennial Men of Tomorrow program finale presented recently by Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The June 20 event marked the culmination of several months of workshops, […]

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

Allen Chapel’s Mugala wants to see ongoing dialogue on race BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Nathan Mugala had just driven to his Daytona Beach home from Jacksonville when he turned on his television and heard the tragic news that stunned the nation. A lone, White gunman had opened fire during a Bible study […]

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The federal government is trying to make sure that no child goes hungry. Free, nutritious meals and snacks are being provided at 72 sites in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities due to a federally funded, state-administered program that began June 8 and will continue through Aug. 14. The programs are […]

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Shirley B. Lee, retired executive vice president of Bethune-Cookman University, died June 21 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach. She was 96. She was a community pillar and accomplished academic who dedicated herself to Bethune-Cookman in 1945 as a faculty member and held numerous positions at the […]

B-CU to host Educational Justice Conference

B-CU to host Educational Justice Conference

Three-day collaboration in Orlando will include governmental agencies, community organizations school districts and families BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is serving as a millennium model to advance awareness of critical issues affecting minority student education. The university will host its First Annual Educational Justice Conference July 12-14 at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa […]

The hits just kept on coming

The hits just kept on coming

Legendary group Maze entertains crowd at Peabody   The legendary band Maze featuring Frankie Beverly showed why they’re still one of the hottest groups around on Sunday during a high-energy performance before a packed house at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Donned in their traditional white outfits, the group gave the audience a walk […]

Free HIV testing in Daytona June 26

Free HIV testing in Daytona June 26

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will recognize the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day by offering free HIV testing on June 26 — one day earlier than the annual kick off. Themed “Take the Test, Take the Control,” the campaign encourages people of all ages […]

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