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LANDMARKS & LEGACY

Buildings and parks in Daytona Beach are named after some of the city’s most influential residents. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the country reflects this month on African-Americans who have made great contributions to nationally, it’s important to remember the area residents who made their marks. Some have parks and buildings named in their […]

Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Unanimous support for Embry-Riddle’s new president

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa, as its sixth president. During a Feb. 14 meeting at the university’s headquarters in Daytona Beach, the board unanimously appointed Butler to the position after he received across-the-board support from a search committee […]

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

Artist to present Black history event with West Indian focus

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Black history and West Indian culture will be featured at Weldon Ryan’s “Art of Carnival’’ presentation this week. An opening ceremony of the “Art of Carnival’’ exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Ryan’s Calypso Fine Art Gallery, located at 4601 E. Moody Blvd., inside of […]

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

See the present and past merge as promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have made this happen for Black History Month. This is the last in a series being the subject of Black History Month at the Ormond Beach Public Library. Epps and Green have created opportunities to celebrate Africans and African-Americans. They have received […]

Palm Coast housing grant forms due

Palm Coast housing grant forms due

The City of Palm Coast will accept applications for the Housing Rehabilitation grant program through Friday, Feb. 17. Grant funds are available for qualified individuals who need to repair and upgrade their single-family homes to bring the home back up to minimum standards. The repair needs can be interior or exterior. The program is part […]

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. Click here for look at other firsts for American Blacks in politics and law.

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

Shootings spark concern from police, residents

According to police, the incidents were  domestic disputes that got out of hand. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shootings this week at two Daytona Beach apartment complexes have prompted local police to again ask for community assistance in curbing violent crimes. Police responded to a shooting on Feb. 4 at the Carolina Club Apartments in […]

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

Gray-Banks named New Smyrna Beach’s top employee

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Gray-Banks has been named the City of New Smyrna Beach’s employee of the year. Banks, community resource coordinator, is just the second African-American to receive this award from the city. She was honored for her participation on the Railroad Avenue Housing Development, which is located in the historic Westside neighborhood […]

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will unveil the state historical markers for two schools that provided education for African-American youth from the 1920s to 1969. The ceremonies will take place at: •3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Malloy Head Start Center (formerly the DeLeon Springs Colored School), 330 E. Retta St., […]

Local youth receive free dental care

Local youth receive free dental care

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As part of the annual Give Kids A Smile event on Feb. 3, 16 local children received free, comprehensive dental care from the Department of Health in Volusia County. Dental staff in the Daytona Beach and Orange City offices collectively performed 16 exams and cleanings, 11 fillings, 61 sealants and 15 […]

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