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Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. WESH honors Huger, others WESH 2 News is honoring Black Central Floridians this month who have made significant historical contributions. Daytona Beach’s Dr. James Huger is one of the seven featured. Huger, the city’s […]

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

Branch leaders meet with Chisholm; Slater says commissioners should step up. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since October, Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater has been standing in front of Daytona Beach commissioners at their regular meetings, pressing them to look into the city’s hiring and promotional practices. On Tuesday, she and other NAACP executive […]

Still out in the cold

Still out in the cold

Dozens continue to camp outside a government building as city and county leaders battle over how to resolve local homelessness. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Homeless people in Volusia County continued to camp out at a government building on Beach Street this week as plans to shut down operations at the site were put on hold. […]

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month activities planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Black Cowboys exhibit A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the traveling exhibit: “Florida’s Black Cowboys: Past and Present” is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Matanzas High School. The exhibit, presented by the Florida […]

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

Commission directs manager to seek out companies for employment survey BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach City Commission moved a step closer last night to addressing the lack of racial diversity within the city’s workforce following complaints from residents and the local NAACP branch president. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia-Daytona Beach Branch of […]

A DAY TO REMEMBER

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Locals reflect on the life and legacy of MLK The morning was cold, but the reflections about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warmed the hearts of those paying tribute to the slain civil rights leader on Monday, the federal holiday. As with other local cities, DeLand started out the day […]

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, recently held induction ceremonies for more than 160 new inductees. The ceremony took place on campus in Heyn Chapel. “We are so proud of our […]

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Halifax Historical Museum will commemorate Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1946 spring training game in Daytona Beach with a gala reception and documentary movie premiere. On March 17, 1946, Robinson played in a spring training baseball game as a member of the Montreal Royals, the Dodger organization’s AAA Minor League team. […]

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 […]