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Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public safety, city projects and quality-of-life improvements were among the issues discussed at the inaugural ‘State of the City’ address delivered by Mayor Derrick Henry on Jan. 30. Daytona Beach citizens overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the city’s charter last November, which requires the city’s mayor to provide the […]

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

Dr. Margaret Smith takes early retirement ‘in classy manner’ BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s School Board Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith announced last week that an early retirement was on the horizon. By Tuesday night’s school board meeting, it was a done deal. Smith emailed top district administrators and school principals on Jan. […]

B-CU, Smithsonian partnership to provide national exposure for students, university

B-CU, Smithsonian partnership to provide national exposure for students, university

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has formed a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) that will offer opportunities for students and include exhibits featuring Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. The partnership provides a stipend for a student to work at the B-CU Mary McLeod Bethune […]

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was scheduled to give his ‘State of the City’ presentation at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall, a week after President Obama’s State of the Union address to the country. “This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the city’s current […]

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES On Jan. 30, the second annual Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition will be held from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center. The exhibition is titled “A Tribute to Maya Angelou.” More than two-dozen entrants will be judged at the show, which is free and […]

An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

Daytona Beach park named after late commissioner BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Family and friends of the late Daytona Beach Commissioner Rufus “Buddy’’ Young Jr. as well as community leaders gathered on Jan. 15 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the city’s newest park to Young for his many contributions to the Daytona Beach […]

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

Volusia leaders urge attendees at MLK events to keep pressing for change BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “What a beautiful day to be in this place and at this time, to celebrate a good man,” Volusia County Council At Large Member Joyce Cusack told a nearly standing room only crowd of Blacks, Whites and […]

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University graduate Lucille O’Neal will be the keynote speaker at the first of an ongoing series of campus and community events focused on domestic violence. The series entitled “Ending the Cycle of Violence on our Campus and in our Community….The Message Continues,” will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. […]

B-CU, SBA team up to offer free entrepreneurship certificate program

B-CU, SBA team up to offer free entrepreneurship certificate program

Staff reports – Bethune-Cookman University and the U.S. Small Business Administration North Florida are offering an Entrepreneurship Certificate program that is free and open to the public. The program runs every Thursday from Jan. 29 to March 15, 5:30 p.m. to 730p.m.  The classes will help current small business owners or those who wish to start […]