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More time needed for land development code

More time needed for land development code

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners say they will need more time before they take a final vote on the city’s land development code. At the last meeting of the city commission on Dec. 3, they approved a number of changes and additions to the code previously. However, the decision on the […]

Time to light up Midtown

Time to light up Midtown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Holly Hill’s 55th annual Christmas parade (pictured above) was held on Dec. 6. The celebrations continue in Daytona Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13 with the annual Light Up Midtown parade and health fair. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will consist of area high school, […]

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Cartoonist Ron Bryant has been featured in newspapers and magazines the world over, reaching fans from Daytona to Atlanta, Nigeria to Germany discussing issues mainstream media refuse to acknowledge. Most recently, Bryant created quite the buzz after an illustration he drew depicting hip-hop superstar Nikki Minaj was shared thousands […]

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – When St. Augustine Republican John Thrasher left the Senate last month to become president of Florida State University, his departure created a domino effect that will lead to three special legislative elections in early 2015. But it hasn’t taken long for campaign donors in Northeast […]

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Daytona Beach forum explores the future of Black men in US BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Black lives matter. That’s the message conveyed at a forum recently held at Hope Fellowship Church titled  “The Future of Black Men in America.” The Nov. 26 forum was held following the Nov. 25 announcement that an indictment […]

PRAYER VIGIL AT GREATER FRIENDSHIP

PRAYER VIGIL AT GREATER FRIENDSHIP

Local prayers for Ferguson About 60 people joined together at a prayer vigil held the evening of Nov. 25 in the wake of the announcement surrounding the events in Ferguson, Mo. The vigil was held at Greater Friendship Baptist Church where the Rev. L. Donald Durham, said a prayer for the family of Michael Brown […]

Midtown prepares for annual holiday event

Midtown prepares for annual holiday event

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s that time of year again. Time to “Light up Midtown.” The planning stages of the third annual Light up Midtown event are well underway for this Christmas season boasting special holiday themed activities in the Midtown Redevelopment Area of the City of Daytona Beach. “We are excited about […]

Justices ponder stand your ground law in traffic confrontation

Justices ponder stand your ground law in traffic confrontation

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The case started during the holidays in 2011 as an Indiana family drove on a highway in Osceola County. But nearly three years later, that drive – the kind taken by countless visitors to the Orlando area – led Tuesday to the Florida Supreme Court […]

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Vigil, forums held in response to grand jury’s decision in Ferguson BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “We shall overcome. We are our brother’s keepers. We are Mike Brown,” chanted 20 or so Bethune-Cookman University students as the rain came down Tuesday afternoon. The students encircled a statue of university founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

2014 FLORIDA CLASSIC

2014 FLORIDA CLASSIC

A toast to the Wildcats B-CU alumni and friends at Orlando’s Rosen Centre celebrated the university’s latest Florida Classic gridiron victory against archrival Florida A&M University.