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RNC takes message of equality to B-CU

RNC takes message of equality to B-CU

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Just days before the primary in New Hampshire, Bethune-Cookman University created its own political buzz with an appearance on campus of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and other GOP heavyweights. Priebus attended the fourth annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon held on Feb. 4 at B-CU, which honored former Housing […]

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Blacks in Civil War exhibit “Hot Lead, Cold Steel, Americans in uniform from Harper’s Ferry to Appomattox’’ is now on display at the African American Museum of Arts in DeLand. ’’The photographic exhibition is dedicated […]

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

Emmett Till exhibit on display at local church

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In “Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till,’’ Simeon Wright recounts that he was in Money, Miss., when his cousin Emmett whistled at White cashier Carolyn Bryan. Wright was 12 at the time. He recalls that he was sharing a bed with his 14-year-old cousin when two […]

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Remembering Rev. Carl Brinkley as a pastor, deputy, CEO

Editor’s note: The Daytona Times interviewed the Rev. Carl Brinkley in February 2013 as part of a Black History Month series on residents who had made great strides locally and nationally. Rev. Brinkley died on Feb. 2 at age 90. Here are excerpts from that interview. See his obituary on Page 2. BY DAYTONA TIMES […]

Leaving school job, but not students

Leaving school job, but not students

Vickie Presley retires after 36 years in Volusia district BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Vickie Presley, area superintendent for Volusia County Schools, retired on Jan. 5 after 36 years of service to the district. While she’ll be giving up her administrative position, Presley still plans to “serve our community and work with young people. ‘’ She […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Remembering Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune became a world-renowned educator, civil and human rights leader, champion for women and young people, and an advisor to five U.S. presidents. The founder of Bethune-Cookman University is captured in photographs taken on campus in 1943 by legendary photographer Gordon Parks. In the top right photo, […]

B-CU signs 28 new players for football team

B-CU signs 28 new players for football team

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University’s football program announced the signing of 28 student-athletes on Wednesday, National Signing Day. The Signing Day headquarters was at B-CU’s Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement. Coach Terry Sims, who was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Coach of the Year last year during his first […]

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. […]