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Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Breakfasts, banquet, worship services and other festivities scheduled locally to honor King. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents can take part in a number of events this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before and on his official holiday. Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be […]

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

A new local exhibition showcases the work of seven photographers who captured some of the most iconic images from that period. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A new exhibition highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement opens in Daytona Beach on Jan. 22 at the Southeast Museum of Photography. “The Civil Rights […]

Embry-Riddle ranked top online educator for bachelor’s

Embry-Riddle ranked top online educator for bachelor’s

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has garnered the No. 1 spot on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list for online bachelor’s degrees. Embry-Riddle tied for first place with Penn State. Daytona State College came in seventh on the list, tying with Ohio State University – Columbus, Oregon State […]

MLK banquet to draw attention to public health

MLK banquet to draw attention to public health

Health care injustice to be topic of Jan. 16 event in Daytona BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Injustice Redefined: The Health of the Beloved Community’’ is the 2016 theme of one of the area’s main Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events. And speaking on the subject will be one of the country’s leading public health experts. […]

‘All Lives Matter’ vigil targets violence

‘All Lives Matter’ vigil targets violence

City ends 2015 with 10 murders after club shooting BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach residents and city leaders are coming together in hopes that 2016 will not be a repeat of the violence that occurred in the area last year. A candlelight vigil titled “All Lives Matter’’ took place the evening of Jan. 3 […]

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Derek T. Triplett is the founding pastor of Daytona Beach’s Hope Fellowship and the author of a new book for men aptly titled “When I Became A Man.’’ He will be one of the featured authors at the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival to […]

‘Space Cowboy’ Cleon Smith dies at 62

‘Space Cowboy’ Cleon Smith dies at 62

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Cleon “Fly’’ Smith, a local singer, songwriter and musician who also was known as the “Original Space Cowboy,’’ died Dec. 29 at age 62. Smith, who was born and raised in Daytona Beach, released “Space Cowboy’’ in 1976 and “Space Cowboy II’’ in 1978 under an independent label. He had shared […]

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Daytona nightclub

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Daytona nightclub

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF PHOTO BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach police were still searching for a gunman Thursday night in a fatal shooting at the Biarritz Club on Pearl Street. Two men were killed and a third injured early Thursday morning in the shooting outside of the nightclub, which is located a few blocks from Bethune-Cookman University. […]

Durham’s appointment ‘undermines Black people’

Durham’s appointment ‘undermines Black people’

That was the statement offered by the local NAACP president on Daytona’s hiring of the minister and community leader. The mayor begs to differ. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The recent appointment of the Rev. L. Ronald Durham as a full-time city government earning $75,000 per year with full benefits has added fuel to the […]

F.R.E.S.H. BOOK FESTIVAL 2016

F.R.E.S.H. BOOK FESTIVAL 2016

Orlando author to discuss ‘A White Man’s Woman’ at Jan. 9 event BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival gets underway this month in Daytona Beach, one of the featured authors will be Malvin Ann Williams-Tyson of Orlando whose book is titled “A White Man’s Woman.’’ Based on a true story, Williams-Tyson tells […]