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Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Guardian ad Litem program of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court is seeking people with the time and heart to fill a gap of child advocates in Volusia County. The circuit covers Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and Saint Johns counties. Of the more than 900 Volusia County children currently in […]

Sale of surplus city property still available

Sale of surplus city property still available

Over 50 business, residential and mixed used lots up for grabs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach will conclude the receipt of proposals by persons interested in the purchase of surplus land owned by the city or its Community Redevelopment Agency on February 17, at 2 p.m. The 53 properties, […]

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7.  Initially observed in 1999, the 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The day has been set aside by activists as an awareness campaign for the Black community, which has historically shown a higher percentage of HIV/AIDS […]

Music, entertainment, heritage in New Smyrna

Music, entertainment, heritage in New Smyrna

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum will celebrate and sponsor its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival Feb. 7-9 in New Smyrna Beach. There will be music and entertainment throughout the weekend with gospel music and singing featured on Sunday. Multi-cultural food will be sold along with arts and […]

National Urban League to hold convention in S. Florida

National Urban League to hold convention in S. Florida

BY CHARLES MOSELEY NNPA NEWS SERVICE FORT LAUDERDALE – In today’s highly volatile socio-economic political climate, it is rare that you find elected officials, civil rights leaders, and the top heads from the business community in agreement on virtually anything. Recently, however, the stars appeared to align as all of the aforementioned entities joined forces […]

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Blacks express hope he can achieve his State of the Union goals BY KELLY-ANN BROWN TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it remains unclear whether or not U.S. voters are receptive to his plans for the nation’s future. The president addressed the United States Congress last […]

Daytonan recalls days of segregation, integration

Daytonan recalls days of segregation, integration

Carlton Scarlett guided students through work at school, restaurant Editor’s note: The Daytona Times is starting a new series, celebrating the life and legacy of men and women who have made significant contributions to their community. Today, we highlight Carlton Scarlett, who recently celebrated his 85th birthday. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I don’t […]

‘A pretty awesome experience’

‘A pretty awesome experience’

Black families have rewarding time at Rolex 24 at Daytona BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Action, entertainment and family fun describe the Rolex 24 at Daytona races held last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. “There were flames shooting out on the sides!” nine-year-old Nathan Douglass exclaimed as he gave a play-by-play of a crash […]

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

Local MLK Celebration chairman explains significance of tributes to civil rights icon BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes.” […]

Keeping the dream alive

Keeping the dream alive

Plenty of tributes planned for MLK weekend COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Numerous events are scheduled locally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon would have been 85 on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Area observances will include breakfast events, a banquet, marches and worship services. DAYTONA BEACH The Martin Luther […]