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Music to their ears

Music to their ears

Spring Break Nationals brings together audio reps from around the country The 30th annual Spring Break Nationals, a vehicle audio show and competition, was held March 19 and 20 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The Spring Break Nationals, which was open to the public, includes a custom car truck and bike show. The […]

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the […]

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Men and women interested in a career in public protection have an opportunity to join Volusia County’s Division of Corrections. The division will host a career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach. Attendees will meet […]

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 […]