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HBCU leaders get face time with Trump

HBCU leaders get face time with Trump

B-CU’s Jackson was among the presidents who met Monday with Trump, who pledged support to the Black institutions. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s president, was among the leaders of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Shortly after the […]

A Black History Month lesson from a local

A Black History Month lesson from a local

James Daniels shares his story about growing up in the Jim Crow South during a New Smyrna presentation. FROM STAFF REPORTS Volusia County resident James Daniels was the honored guest of the New Smyrna Beach Rotary on the last day of Black History Month. Daniels published his memoir last year titled “Metamorphis: From Cotton Picker to […]

Big issues to watch during legislative session

Big issues to watch during legislative session

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSE – Florida lawmakers are poised to return to Tallahassee for the March 7 start of the 2017 legislative session. They will grapple with hundreds of bills during the 60-day session, while also trying to reach agreement on a state budget that will top $80 billion. Here […]

March 26 seminar in Daytona to focus on free speech

March 26 seminar in Daytona to focus on free speech

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Authors, journalists, editors and publishers will offer a seminar titled “Speak Freely, Write Boldly,” on Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 4:45 p.m. in the auditorium of the City Island Library in Daytona Beach. There will be 10 featured speakers and panelists, question-and-answer sessions, and an open mic to support […]

Landmarks help keep their memories alive

Landmarks help keep their memories alive

Streets bear name of men who donated much time and talent to Daytona Beach community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Last week, the Daytona Times noted some local parks and buildings named after some of the area’s most prominent Black residents. The focus this week is on streets named after African-Americans who made an impact […]

‘Push forward and activate’

‘Push forward and activate’

NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji gives pep talk to kids at Dickerson Center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES One of the country’s few Black professional racecar drivers spent time Tuesday with kids in Daytona Beach’s Black community. Jesse Iwuji, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club at the John […]

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on 12 advisory boards that research and make recommendations on a variety of topics, including growth management, services for children and families, licensing for contractors, tourism marketing, funding for cultural organizations, and other important issues affecting the community. The county has openings on these advisory boards: […]

Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician

Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Charles Allen Cusack, a funeral home director, musician and music teacher was remembered this month as a man who persevered and excelled despite a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. Cusack died on Feb. 8. On Feb. 16, family and friends said their goodbyes at a service at The […]

LANDMARKS & LEGACY

LANDMARKS & LEGACY

Buildings and parks in Daytona Beach are named after some of the city’s most influential residents. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the country reflects this month on African-Americans who have made great contributions to nationally, it’s important to remember the area residents who made their marks. Some have parks and buildings named in their […]

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 […]