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Internationally known poet Julie Patton to share words, artistry at Daytona library

Internationally known poet Julie Patton to share words, artistry at Daytona library

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES New York-based poet Julie Patton owns a lyrical brand of artistry that cannot be described in a vacuum. She is improvisational and both performer and permaculturist.  An award-winning author, Patton also is a seasoned instructor of international acclaim. Fans, followers and poetry enthusiasts can experience her particular brand of poetry […]

Retired fire chief supports racial discrimination claim

Retired fire chief supports racial discrimination claim

PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Flames continue to spread following last week’s Daytona Times report that Fire Department Lieutenant Larry Stoney said he has filed an EEOC complaint against the city. Last week, the Daytona Times reported Stoney’s claim that he was denied appointment as fire chief, and that a less qualified White male was appointed […]

NAACP begins training for voter registration drives

NAACP begins training for voter registration drives

PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch of the NAACP and the Volusia County Department of Elections met at the Dickerson Center on Sept. 26 to prepare the branch to operate voter registration drives for the upcoming 2016 elections. Cynthia Slater, president of the local branch, was joined by approximately 25 branch members […]

B-CU Legacy Awards Gala set for Oct. 21

B-CU Legacy Awards Gala set for Oct. 21

PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will present its Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala on Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Originated by B-CU President Edison O. Jackson, the gathering is now one of the university’s leading fundraisers. According to the school, the 2014 Legacy […]

State to pay legal fees in mistaken paternity case

State to pay legal fees in mistaken paternity case

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After wrongfully pursuing a paternity case against a man whose name was chosen in “some random fashion,’’ the Florida Department of Revenue is required to pay his attorney’s fees, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a circuit judge’s […]

Fire department hit with EEOC complaint

Fire department hit with EEOC complaint

Daytona Lt. Larry Stoney says he was racially discriminated against in city’s 2013 selection of chief BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Fire Department Lt. Larry Stoney said he has filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim against the city, citing that he was racially discriminated against when he was denied the appointment […]

Conference connects students at HBCUs to White House

Conference connects students at HBCUs to White House

BY GRACE TOOHEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Shaw University senior Bryann Guyton spent the first half of her week in the nation’s capital as an “all-star,” but it had nothing to do with sports. Guyton, a business administration major and student-athlete at the historically Black school in Raleigh, N.C., instead was among the 83 […]

Orange Avenue work still crippling stores

Orange Avenue work still crippling stores

Store owners say the city’s slow construction project has led to a huge drop in customers. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Minority businesses report profit losses as steep as 40 percent during the ongoing construction of Orange Avenue from Nova Road to Beach Street. The problem is twofold: Cars can’t navigate signage leading to complex […]

Quincy Culver remembered as businessman, church leader

Quincy Culver remembered as businessman, church leader

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Funeral Services for Mr. Quincy Lee Culver, Sr., were held Aug. 28 at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach with the Rev. Craig L. Robinson, pastor, delivering the eulogy. Mr. Quincy died Aug. 21 at Halifax Health Hospice, Port Orange, after a short illness. He was 86. […]

Wynn to lead international Black morticians group

Wynn to lead international Black morticians group

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Alexander C. Wynn, III, the owner of Gainous-Wynn Funeral Home in Daytona Beach, was elected president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFD&MA) at the organization’s 78th national convention last month in St. Louis, Mo. NFD&MA is a historically African-American membership association of professional funeral directors, morticians and […]