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Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all men in Volusia County, including Black men. Cancer and unintentional death are second and third, respectively, according to a report recently released by the Florida Department of Health-Volusia County. Cancer includes prostate and lung cancer while unintentional injury deaths include motor […]

Church will continue to offer free hot meals and hope

Church will continue to offer free hot meals and hope

Hope Fellowship is extending its Tuesday ‘We Feed’ program. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Just before going to work on Tuesday afternoons, Howard Boyd stops by Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach for a free hot meal. Since June 6, the church has been providing free meals every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Daytona Times has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus  July 11. It is also unclear whether the retirement is effective immediately. Sources have told […]

Hard work pays off for Campbell Middle

Hard work pays off for Campbell Middle

The school’s grade goes from ‘D’ to ‘C’ with major support from the community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Campbell Middle School received an “C’’ grade last week from the Florida Department of Education. While that was an improvement over the past few years, the school’s principal has his sights on moving that up to […]

Putting baking skills to the test

Putting baking skills to the test

Local chef competes on Food Network’s new desserts competition show BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES On most days, Andra Chisholm can be found creating mouthwatering desserts in the coffee shop at Daytona State College’s main campus in Daytona Beach. She also is the head baker in the Culinary and Hospitality Department, where that job includes […]

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Norma Bland, a longtime local community and civil rights activist, is upset with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). Bland is angry about being directly named on a school press release. She believes the school has defamed her, violated her civil rights and human rights and jeopardized her safety. Bland’s complaint is about […]

AKA chapter celebrates 15th anniversary

AKA chapter celebrates 15th anniversary

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) recently celebrated its15th anniversary with an all-white party and dinner at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach. More than 225 guests joined members to commemorate the occasion. The chapter, serving Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, was chartered on July 3, 2002. […]

Locals also leery about health care plan

Locals also leery about health care plan

Residents and doctor weigh in on senators’ controversial bill. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Sam Shields is physically disabled and receives health care through Medicaid, a government program that provides coverage to millions of Americans, including low-income adults, children, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with disabilities. The 43-year-old Volusia County resident is among the […]

Arts, crafts and culture

Arts, crafts and culture

Museum wraps up summer camp The African American Museum in DeLand’s summer camp started June 12 and ends this week. During their time at the museum run by director Mary Allen, the students were busy creating their own works of art. They also learned about local and national history during their time at the museum, […]