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City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is dedicating a building this week to Mickel A. Brown Sr., a dedicated, longtime employee who died two years ago. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – adjacent to the John H. Dickerson Center – will be […]

City, church call land swap a good move for both

City, church call land swap a good move for both

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A minor land deal between the City of Daytona Beach and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was approved at a city commission meeting last month. With the deal, the two parties basically switched properties. “We basically exchanged properties. The property that was theirs at the time is a better fit for […]

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

A $100,155 check from the state will help with repairs to the DeLand post damaged during a hurricane in 2004. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A local organization for veterans received a helping hand this week. State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill presented a $100,155 legislative check to the American Legion Orange […]

Fathers, kids bond during school breakfast

Fathers, kids bond during school breakfast

Turie T. Elementary the site of All Pro Dad’s program in Daytona DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Some students at Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach started their Tuesday morning with a healthy breakfast as well as uplifting conversations with their parents. The All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast at Turie T. Elementary was started three […]

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

The African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) of the Flagler County School District received an “Unsung Hero Award” by the Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board during the board’s April 22 banquet. The award is given to service organizations that, through their tireless efforts, remain steadfast in their dedication to improving the quality of life of the […]

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new marijuana law in effect that many people may not even know about yet. The Volusia County Council unanimously approved an ordinance in March that went into effect on April 1. The law makes possession of cannabis under 20 grams and drug paraphernalia a misdemeanor crime in […]

Great Migration a triumph of Black Press

Great Migration a triumph of Black Press

The FBI and lawsuits could not stop the effort to create the largest migration in American History. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the great exodus of Blacks from the South to major cities up North. BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE There were over 600 Black families applying for 53 apartment units in just […]

Museum to show Robinson documentary again on May 6

Museum to show Robinson documentary again on May 6

The Halifax Historical Society continues to remember and honor Jackie Robinson playing the first interracial game in the history of baseball, right across the street from downtown Daytona Beach with a second screening of the society’s new documentary. “Breaking Barriers: Oral Histories of Jackie Robinson’s 1946 Spring Training’’ will be shown on May 6 at […]

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique of Daytona, concludes its current Poetry Slam series for the season on May 7. The event will begin at 9 p.m., a half hour earlier than previous evenings, to allow more time for the competition. The first prize is $50 and the second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift […]

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division has expanded its efforts to hire part-time summer lifeguards by adding 12 tryouts and a third class to its schedule. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •May 7: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at […]