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A new look for Joe Harris Park

A new look for Joe Harris Park

The city is hoping the historic site will be a place for families, not crime. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joe Harris Park, located between Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Pearl Street near Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, has been a popular hangout and community treasure for decades. For out-of-town Black motorcyclists, it has been […]

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2017

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2017

Local activities include banquet, festival Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth observance started with a banquet on June 14 and ended with a large community festival on Saturday at at Cypress Street Park. This was the 17th year for the Juneteenth festival and 15th for the annual banquet. On June 14, the local Juneteenth committee honored 19 “Hometown […]

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local health organizations are encouraging local residents to get tested during National HIV Testing Day on Tuesday, June 27. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County encourages everyone to know their status. Free rapid testing will be available on that day at the health department’s facilities from 9 a.m. […]

Going fishing: DBPD inviting youth to join them Saturday at Lake Valor

Going fishing: DBPD inviting youth to join them Saturday at Lake Valor

BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a bike ride in April. Now it’s a fishing tournament. The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is offering another opportunity for local youth to hang out with officers as a community outreach effort. DBPD is hosting a fishing tournament for local youth up to 12 years old on […]

Program provides sage information to local seniors

Program provides sage information to local seniors

The State of Florida saves millions of dollars with dedicated volunteers conducting investigations and assessments of nursing homes, in addition to assisting through SHINE and Meals on Wheels. SHINE is highlighted down the line. Meals on Wheels is a community-based, meal-delivery program for seniors unable to provide or prepare their meals, supplementary funded by the […]

Nooses on National Mall echo domestic terrorism

Nooses on National Mall echo domestic terrorism

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE U.S. Park Police confirmed that another noose was found on the National Mall, last week, according to ABC News. Late last month, a portion of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., was closed for nearly three hours after a noose was found […]

MLK’s son to receive NNPA’s Lifetime Legacy Award

MLK’s son to receive NNPA’s Lifetime Legacy Award

NNPA NEWSWIRE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor Martin Luther King III with the 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award during the group’s annual conference this week (June 20- 24) at the Gaylord Convention Center at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. As the oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and […]

Study: Officers in debt, divorced more likely to use deadly force

Study: Officers in debt, divorced more likely to use deadly force

BY KYLIE MADRY DALLAS MORNING NEWS/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DALLAS – A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas reports that factors like divorce and debt increase police officers’ likelihood of using deadly force. The study, published in the journal Police Quarterly, focused on indicators in officers’ personal lives. Researchers gathered […]

College presidents are still mostly  White and male

College presidents are still mostly White and male

BY BILL SCHACKNER PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – How White and male is the college presidency in America these days? Pretty White and male, but a study done every five years and being released Tuesday by the American Council on Education says there also are signs of increasing diversity. On average, the typical […]

Speedway and NASCAR make contribution to First Step Shelter

Speedway and NASCAR make contribution to First Step Shelter

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) President Chip Wile presented a check in the amount of $15,000 on Tuesday to Dr. L. Ronald Durham, with the City of Daytona Beach to help fund operations of First Step Shelter, Inc. The donation represents equal contributions from DIS, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and NASCAR. “We are committed community […]

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