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107 and doing just fine

107 and doing just fine

Mrs. Elizabeth Durant celebrates birthday surrounded by friends at activity center in DeLand BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF At age 107, Mrs. Elizabeth Durant keeps busy. Most of her days are spent at Sender Retreat Adult Activity Center. There are plenty of activities there for Mrs. Durant and the other seniors who attend the day facility […]

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was honored by NASCAR at the Daytona International Speedway in the lead up to the Daytona 500 last week. NABJ is the recipient of the 2016 NASCAR Diversity Institution Award. NABJ President Sarah Glover and Sports Task Force Member Ricky Clemmons were presented with the award during a Feb. 19 luncheon. […]

Another shooting, another memorial service

Another shooting, another memorial service

B-CU pays tribute to student fatally shot at off-campus event BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Your life matters.’’ A simple sentence that carries a lot of weight.  It was pronounced by local retired Judge Hubert Grimes Wednesday at a service at Bethune-Cookman University in memory of Don’Kevious Johnson, a student from Belle Glade who died from […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Exhibits, videos highlight achievements of African-Americans in Daytona and beyond BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona produces Black History videos In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Daytona Beach has compiled four videos that highlight local people and places. They focus on the Midtown community, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the […]

NAACP to tackle crime during Feb. 25 forum

NAACP to tackle crime during Feb. 25 forum

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP is hosting a community forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, which will include discussion on local crime prevention and public safety. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 580 George Engram Blvd. Cynthia Slater, president of the local NAACP, has […]

B-CU mourns shooting death of student; suspect turns himself in

B-CU mourns shooting death of student; suspect turns himself in

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Five months after the tragic death of two female students at the hands of a shooter, the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) family is mourning the death of student Don’Kevious Johnson, who died after being shot in the head early Saturday (Feb. 13) at a party at the Indigo Lakes Golf Club in […]

RNC takes message of equality to B-CU

RNC takes message of equality to B-CU

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Just days before the primary in New Hampshire, Bethune-Cookman University created its own political buzz with an appearance on campus of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and other GOP heavyweights. Priebus attended the fourth annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon held on Feb. 4 at B-CU, which honored former Housing […]

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In “Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till,’’ Simeon Wright recounts that he was in Money, Miss., when his cousin Emmett whistled at White cashier Carolyn Bryan. Wright was 12 at the time. He recalls that he was sharing a bed with his 14-year-old cousin when two […]

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Editor’s note: The Daytona Times interviewed the Rev. Carl Brinkley in February 2013 as part of a Black History Month series on residents who had made great strides locally and nationally. Rev. Brinkley died on Feb. 2 at age 90. Here are excerpts from that interview. See his obituary on Page 2. BY DAYTONA TIMES […]

Leaving school job, but not students

Leaving school job, but not students

Vickie Presley retires after 36 years in Volusia district BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Vickie Presley, area superintendent for Volusia County Schools, retired on Jan. 5 after 36 years of service to the district. While she’ll be giving up her administrative position, Presley still plans to “serve our community and work with young people. ‘’ She […]