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Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa, as its sixth president. During a Feb. 14 meeting at the university’s headquarters in Daytona Beach, the board unanimously appointed Butler to the position after he received across-the-board support from a search committee […]

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Black history and West Indian culture will be featured at Weldon Ryan’s “Art of Carnival’’ presentation this week. An opening ceremony of the “Art of Carnival’’ exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Ryan’s Calypso Fine Art Gallery, located at 4601 E. Moody Blvd., inside of […]

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

According to police, the incidents were  domestic disputes that got out of hand. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shootings this week at two Daytona Beach apartment complexes have prompted local police to again ask for community assistance in curbing violent crimes. Police responded to a shooting on Feb. 4 at the Carolina Club Apartments in […]

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Gray-Banks has been named the City of New Smyrna Beach’s employee of the year. Banks, community resource coordinator, is just the second African-American to receive this award from the city. She was honored for her participation on the Railroad Avenue Housing Development, which is located in the historic Westside neighborhood […]

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will unveil the state historical markers for two schools that provided education for African-American youth from the 1920s to 1969. The ceremonies will take place at: •3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Malloy Head Start Center (formerly the DeLeon Springs Colored School), 330 E. Retta St., […]

Local youth receive free dental care

Local youth receive free dental care

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As part of the annual Give Kids A Smile event on Feb. 3, 16 local children received free, comprehensive dental care from the Department of Health in Volusia County. Dental staff in the Daytona Beach and Orange City offices collectively performed 16 exams and cleanings, 11 fillings, 61 sealants and 15 […]

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

Local Muslims reflect on immigration ban, direction of country BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local Muslims had plenty to say this week about President Donald Trump’s executive order on Jan. 28 that temporarily bans certain immigrants from entering the United States. Refugees are banned from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven […]

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

The City of Daytona Beach hosted a closing reception on Jan. 27 for the popular art exhibit “Bridging the Waters – West Meets East” at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, which is located at 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The exhibit is the work of artist Michael Massenburg of Los Angeles, California and […]

Black History Month events: Exhibits, festivals and films

Black History Month events: Exhibits, festivals and films

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Here’s a roundup of Black History Month events that are happening locally. Many are free to the public. ‘Divided Soul’ exhibit The “Divided Soul’’ Art Showcase is heading to the Yvonne Golden-Scarlet Golden Cultural & Educational Center, located at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach. All of the art is […]

Former resident Kenneth Kinsler dies

Former resident Kenneth Kinsler dies

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF ORLANDO – Kenneth “Kenny” Kinsler, one of the first Black athletes to desegregate Seabreeze High School’s racially segregated athletic program, died Jan. 24 in Orlando after a long illness. He would have turned 62 on Feb. 3. Kinsler was born on February 3, 1955 to Patsy Tiller and the late […]