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Film to showcase Thurman’s boyhood in Daytona

Film to showcase Thurman’s boyhood in Daytona

FROM STAFF REPORTS A documentary is in the works that highlights the life of Howard Thurman, who became one of the country’s renowned theologians. Thurman grew up in Daytona Beach. Massachusetts-based filmmaker Arleigh Prelow was in Daytona last weekend to film scenes for the film. “The Psalm of Howard Thurman’’ is being produced by Prelow’s […]

‘He was steady as a rock all the time’

‘He was steady as a rock all the time’

Hobson Bethune succumbs to injuries sustained in accident. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Retired Marine Hobson Bethune is being remembered this week as a beloved family man, veteran, community leader, mentor and friend. Bethune passed away early Monday morning at Halifax Health Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on July 14. He was […]

The sky’s the limit

The sky’s the limit

Black aerospace organization offering local kids an opportunity to attend its Orlando conference to learn about aviation careers. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A group of local kids soon will get to explore the world of aviation and its career opportunities. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professional, Inc. (OBAP) is looking to take 20 boys […]

Sharpton to speak at Black Dems’ fundraiser

Sharpton to speak at Black Dems’ fundraiser

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker next month for the Volusia County Democratic Black Caucus’ kickoff fundraiser. The caucus will host a Black and Blue Affair Gala on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A VIP reception will begin […]

Black publishers push for report on federal ad spending

Black publishers push for report on federal ad spending

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is set to begin work on a report detailing advertising spending by federal agencies – particularly as it pertains to Black and Latino media companies. “After several senators joined our request, including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Shumer, GAO sent us an update in […]

Learning about college, Christ and life

Learning about college, Christ and life

The Exploring Gifts and Graces program, now underway at B-CU, is presenting high school students with skills to help them beyond school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES High school juniors and seniors from all over Florida are in Daytona Beach this month, participating in the Exploring Gifts and Graces: Summer Adventure in Theology and Leadership […]

Local vet injured in accident; family grateful for prayers

Local vet injured in accident; family grateful for prayers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Muriel Bethune was cheerful Wednesday at Halifax Hospital when talking about her husband, Hobson, who suffered injuries last week in a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach. “He is a blessing and he has always been faithful. We would like the prayers to continue. We know that God is in charge. […]

Local art exhibition a dream come true for Moises Suriel

Local art exhibition a dream come true for Moises Suriel

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Moises Suriel, a Dominican Republic-born artist, will be the featured artist for the next City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services “Art in Public Places” event. The grand opening is Friday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center (YSG), 1000 Vine Street. […]

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Citing financial mismanagement, grads had been pushing for the president to resign. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president, announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring. Local alumni told the Daytona Times that they’re pleased the president has decided to leave, but they still have concerns and questions about B-CU, particularly […]

Looking ahead to MLK Day 2018

Looking ahead to MLK Day 2018

Cities, county working on joint King weekend events The first year the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed was Jan. 20, 1986. Around the country, there were plenty of marches, rallies and church services to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Next year will mark […]