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Businessman and activist Joel Fears dies

Businessman and activist Joel Fears dies

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joel Van Fears, a local electrical engineer and longtime community activist, died on May 21. He was 78. Mr. Fears and his wife of 49 years, Mary Jackson Fears, often teamed up for Civil War re-enactments and did plenty of research on the people they portrayed from the era. Their […]

Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of local high school students will graduate during Memorial Day weekend. O’Shyn Powers is one of about 380 students graduating from Mainland High in Daytona Beach. Mainland’s ceremony will take place on May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Center. The 18 year-old will graduate in the top […]

Millers’ new produce market brings healthy options to Midtown

Millers’ new produce market brings healthy options to Midtown

BY VALERIE WHITNEY SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Longtime community activist Steve Miller and his wife, Sandra, are looking to put a big dent into what some have called a lack of healthy eating options in the city’s Midtown area. The couple recently opened Midtown Produce at 839 George Engram Blvd. Hours of operation are […]

Community News

Community News

May 29 program to honor veterans Lohman Community Outreach will host a Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance to honor local veterans on May 29. The 11 a.m. service will take place will take place at Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave. The family-friendly event is free and a lunch will be provided after the program. Lohman […]

Bill limits power of Black Librarian of Congress

Bill limits power of Black Librarian of Congress

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE In a vote of 378 to 48, the House passed legislation to take power away from the current Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. The legislation, H.R. 1695, authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), would limit the powers of the librarian. It […]

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

NNPA NEWSWIRE The Black AIDS Institute has announced a national digital-community campaign titled “30 Days of HIV.” Launching on May 2 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV and health-related events serving Black communities, an Instagram storytelling […]

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In random order, here’s who’s up and who’s down in Daytona Beach in the wake of Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement controversy last week. WINNERS •Reverends Patrick Harden (New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church), Evan Smith (Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church) and Jeffrey Dove (Allen Chapel AME, New Smyrna Beach): These ministers were […]

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

A day for recognition, roses Dr. Michael A. Chambers, pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, takes time out of the May 14 morning service to pay tribute to mothers. Mothers who are in their 80s received roses and special recognition. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the midst of all the adversity facing Campbell Middle School, there was reason for celebration on Wednesday morning. The school that is in the heart of Daytona Beach’s Black community held its Earl C. McCrary II Eighth Grade End-of-the-Year Celebration in the gymnasium that also bears McCrary’s name. Campbell […]

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the past four years, LaKesha Green has been driving from Daytona Beach to Palatka twice a week to help girls in that area focus on self-esteem. Now she’s offering her free “Phenomenal Princess’’ program in Daytona. The first Daytona meeting was held earlier this month at New Hope Missionary […]