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Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Bikers have few complaints about the park although vendors complain about the fees SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After a slow start in Daytona Beach’s Black community, Bike Week 2016 picked up during the final weekend of the event. Historically, the final weekend has been a huge event in the Black community and has unofficially […]

City tries to calm nerves about park

City tries to calm nerves about park

Daytona denies giving Joe Harris Park to B-CU, but residents aren’t convinced BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach owns Joe Harris Park. That’s what Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry had to say Monday during an NAACP-organized forum to discuss the issue. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that […]

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

BY ANDREA BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Forty-two percent of registered voters in Volusia County cast their ballots in the Florida presidential primary, which saw former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the big winners. There were no reports of long lines in Daytona’s Black voting precincts on Tuesday […]

What’s next for Joe Harris Park?

What’s next for Joe Harris Park?

Rumors abound that park will go to B-CU BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP, is trying to get to the bottom of rumors that Joe Harris Park may be the subject of a deal between the city of Daytona Beach and Bethune-Cookman University that will […]

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Attorney Ekecia Grayson Taylor has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Taylor recently was appointed to the position by Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli. “This statewide commission seeks to support women in achieving their fullest potential by studying […]

What to know before you head out to vote

What to know before you head out to vote

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Florida’s registered voters will cast votes on Tuesday for their preferred presidential candidate. The nation has been captivated by the broadcasts of election campaigns by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton along with the grassroots efforts of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Political pundits have weighed in heavily as the two sparred one […]

NAACP forum an opportunity to air concerns

NAACP forum an opportunity to air concerns

Crime, diversity, education among issues discussed at Daytona event BY FELIX REYES JR. SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Crime, education and the lack of positive activities for youth in Daytona Beach all were addressed last week during a community forum that brought together the NAACP, residents as well as city and county leaders. The forum […]

Residents get second chance through Operation Safe Surrender

Residents get second chance through Operation Safe Surrender

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Persons with an outstanding warrants will have a chance to clear up past troubles on Tuesday, April 12, during the Operation Safe Surrender program from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ, 511 Fremont Ave., Daytona Beach. Members of the clergy, police and […]

Butts Miracle Temple to honor overseer

Butts Miracle Temple to honor overseer

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Overseer Mother Willie Mae Butts will celebrate 55 years of ministry on March 18 and 19 at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, 636 Hawk St., Daytona Beach. Service times are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 and 5 p.m. on March 19. Special guests will include Pastor Patricia […]

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond Midway – The Evolution of An African-American Neighborhood’’ airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 on WDSC TV 15, Daytona State College’s channel. The documentary, the brainchild of Williamson, a […]