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Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

Couple picks Bike Week as perfect time for nuptials

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Amid the engine ramming, loud music and exhaust you will find newlyweds H. Lynn “Buttafly” Hill and William C. “Dollar” Rawles. They tied the knot on March 11 during Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week, which kicked off March 6 and will run through March 16. The pair, who has […]

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

DeLand museum celebrates 20th year

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts (AAMA) is celebrating 20 years since the vision of a place where Black artists could display their artwork year-round became a reality. It was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson and her husband, Maxwell, in an effort to shape the thinking […]

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Computer difficulties cause halt at districts around the state BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Standardized testing was set to start across the state on Monday but computer difficulties forced a suspension of the tests in Volusia County. More than half of all districts in Florida faced those same problems. Nancy Wait, spokesperson for Volusia […]

A gift for newspaper, community groups

A gift for newspaper, community groups

B-CU program includes film, presentations BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University presented Mary’s Gift: An Evening of Inspiration Through the Arts on March 1 starring the reverberating, laughter-filled singing voice of Daytona Beach resident Harry L. Burney III. The program began with a short film of the fictitious lawyer of the late Dr. […]

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

Bethune Grill to start selling wings, other favorites from food truck BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Shannon Hines has experienced steady growth at Bethune Grill since 1998. But this Friday he will take the restaurant on the road with his state-of-the-art 26-foot food truck. “We’re going mobile,” Hines laughed. The restaurant known for Shamp’s […]

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free seminar for aspiring authors and poets sharing insight on editorial services, self-publishing tips, marketing and legal guidance is being held March 7, at the Days Inn Palm Coast from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Newly published author Orjanette Bryant will join Abundant Harvest Empowerment Christian Center to host the […]

Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

‘I Will Survive’ author tells how she made it through horrific abuse Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final story in a series on rape by Jazelle Hunt, Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – “On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me […]

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teenage pregnancy rates

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teenage pregnancy rates

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — It’s a problem once thought to be intractable, and yet pregnancy and birth rates for Black and Latina teens have dropped precipitously in the past two decades — at a much faster clip than that of White teens. Despite this, Black and Latina girls are more than twice as […]

Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions

Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions

Florida suspends its students more than any other state, both at the elementary and high school levels BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON (NNPA) – According to a report released last week, 3.5 million K-12 public school students were suspended in the 2011-2012 school year – enough to fill every stadium seat in Super […]

Campus shooters remain at large

Campus shooters remain at large

Bethune-Cookman ups reward for suspects to $10,500 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES By the Daytona Times’ deadline Wednesday night, the suspects in a shooting on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus Monday evening were still at large and a $10,500 reward was being offered for their apprehension. A video of the incident released by the Daytona Beach […]