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DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

Remembrance for Marlon Brown draws families who have lost sons from around state, nation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The family of Marlon Brown along with the Families United 4 Justice organization came together earlier this month to remember the man slain two years ago by a DeLand police officer. Families from Florida, Georgia, California and […]

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

Hundreds of churchgoing brothers and their families march for justice in Midtown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For several days last week, hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas gathered at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach for the 14th annual Sons of Allen Retreat. The retreat included worship services, Bible studies and a […]

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The theme for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’ The local branch’s chosen speaker for the May 30 banquet – Henry “Hank’’ Thomas – is all too familiar with that quest to pursue liberty in […]

Take Stock in Children honors  grads, welcomes new participants

Take Stock in Children honors grads, welcomes new participants

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship and mentoring program facilitated locally through FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, held its annual New Student Induction and Senior Recognition Ceremony on May 14 at the Daytona International Speedway. Newly selected participants as well as graduating high school seniors were recognized at […]

‘You have to finish what you start’

‘You have to finish what you start’

Mom, daughter among graduates at B-CU’s spring commencement COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF There were plenty of laughter, cheers and tears at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center on Wednesday afternoon as proud family and friends watched hundreds of their loved ones fulfill a dream that was years in the making. It was graduation day for 325 […]

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas are planning to participate in a march in Daytona Beach Friday as part of a “Save Our Sons’’ event. The May 15 march is one of the events scheduled this week during the 14th Annual Sons of Allen Retreat hosted by the […]

Volusia Teachers Organization celebrates 25th year with awards program

Volusia Teachers Organization celebrates 25th year with awards program

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Volusia Teachers Organization (VTO) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Monday with a program at its office, 1381 Educators Road, Daytona Beach. On May 24, 1990, VTO became the bargaining unit for the instructional staff of the public school system in Volusia County. “Although last week was nationally recognized as […]

Learning to ascend to greatness

Learning to ascend to greatness

Roland Martin, others share key to success with B-CU brothers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University continues to invest in the lives of young men of color as the nation grapples with an incensed conversation on race, policing and the justice system across America. Nearly two weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, […]

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Women shed tears, shared laughter and recalled stories of old during an event remembering their mothers on Saturday. “Out of everyone who loves you, I love you the most,” singer Shaunta Williams belted out at the “Missing Our Mothers, Daughters Remember” program sponsored by VITAS Healthcare. “The event joins […]

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ocean Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John W. Harrington, chairman of B-CU’s board of trustees and one of three honorary degree recipients. The other recipients are […]