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The man behind My Brother’s Keeper

The man behind My Brother’s Keeper

Broderick Johnson is President Obama’s adviser and chair of program for boys and men of color BY MICHAEL H. COTTMAN URBAN NEWS SERVICE Broderick Johnson sees young Black men on America’s streets taking long drags off short smokes. “It’s the idleness,” said Johnson, a Baltimore native and adviser to President Barack Obama. “No jobs — […]

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Merchants suing city over loss of business during construction BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES City of Daytona Beach and Orange Avenue construction project officials say the roadwork is 70 percent complete and moving along, but residents and businesses remain frustrated. Some owners of small businesses that sit on the west end of […]

Biarritz manager: Non-customers tarnishing club’s name

Biarritz manager: Non-customers tarnishing club’s name

BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The manager of the Biarritz Club says his establishment is getting a bad rap. For years, the nightclub, located at 309 Pearl Street in Daytona Beach, has been in the news for shootings and other crimes. “Don’t get caught up in the media hype. Anyone who has […]

Flagler chair, other women attend D.C. conference on domestic violence

Flagler chair, other women attend D.C. conference on domestic violence

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County Commission Chair Barbara Revels was in Washington, D.C., last week attending a conference and training conducted by End Violence Against Women International. Revels attended the conference as part of a grant requirement for Sally’s Safe Haven. Other Flagler women attending the conference were Deputy County Administrator Sally Sherman; […]

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Dr. Michael Chambers to preach Sunday, officially starts in May BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach has selected Dr. Michael A. Chambers, 49, of Baltimore, Md., as its new senior pastor. Chambers, a native of Mississippi, will deliver the sermon at 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday at church, […]

Music to their ears

Music to their ears

Spring Break Nationals brings together audio reps from around the country The 30th annual Spring Break Nationals, a vehicle audio show and competition, was held March 19 and 20 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The Spring Break Nationals, which was open to the public, includes a custom car truck and bike show. The […]

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the […]

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Men and women interested in a career in public protection have an opportunity to join Volusia County’s Division of Corrections. The division will host a career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach. Attendees will meet […]

Black churches seeing big savings after going green

Black churches seeing big savings after going green

BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE The biggest challenge at Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic Black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ago when he heard a presentation about how going green could reduce […]

Forum focuses on current, future economic trends

Forum focuses on current, future economic trends

Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin addressed JAXUSA Partnership at its recent quarterly forum. The forum met to discuss both the current trends and future needs for economic development. In accordance with a release, “We are fortunate to be located in a strong economic corridor; the assets that the region offers are too numerous to name,” […]