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Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month activities planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Black Cowboys exhibit A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the traveling exhibit: “Florida’s Black Cowboys: Past and Present” is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Matanzas High School. The exhibit, presented by the Florida […]

Seeking a place to belong

Seeking a place to belong

Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. has spent months capturing images of the homeless in Volusia County. Most recently, he followed them as they left Manatee Island Park, a Daytona Beach site with public restrooms where many gathered at night to sleep. When it was shut down, he was there when they set up […]

Gaps in teacher effectiveness can hurt young minority students

Gaps in teacher effectiveness can hurt young minority students

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based think tank. Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, a researcher at CAP and […]

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

Commission directs manager to seek out companies for employment survey BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach City Commission moved a step closer last night to addressing the lack of racial diversity within the city’s workforce following complaints from residents and the local NAACP branch president. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia-Daytona Beach Branch of […]

A DAY TO REMEMBER

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Locals reflect on the life and legacy of MLK The morning was cold, but the reflections about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warmed the hearts of those paying tribute to the slain civil rights leader on Monday, the federal holiday. As with other local cities, DeLand started out the day […]

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, recently held induction ceremonies for more than 160 new inductees. The ceremony took place on campus in Heyn Chapel. “We are so proud of our […]

Foreclosure crisis lingers in Black community

Foreclosure crisis lingers in Black community

BY AVIS THOMAS LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United States’ wealthiest majority Black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in […]

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Halifax Historical Museum will commemorate Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1946 spring training game in Daytona Beach with a gala reception and documentary movie premiere. On March 17, 1946, Robinson played in a spring training baseball game as a member of the Montreal Royals, the Dodger organization’s AAA Minor League team. […]

Survey: Most Americans don’t have enough money to cover emergencies

Survey: Most Americans don’t have enough money to cover emergencies

BY GAIL MARKSJARVIS CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Most Americans don’t have the money to handle common emergencies like a car breakdown or a trip to the emergency room for a broken bone. In a national survey by Bankrate.com, 63 percent of people said they don’t have the savings to cover a $500 car repair or a […]

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Breakfasts, banquet, worship services and other festivities scheduled locally to honor King. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents can take part in a number of events this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before and on his official holiday. Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be […]