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B-CU to host Educational Justice Conference

B-CU to host Educational Justice Conference

Three-day collaboration in Orlando will include governmental agencies, community organizations school districts and families BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is serving as a millennium model to advance awareness of critical issues affecting minority student education. The university will host its First Annual Educational Justice Conference July 12-14 at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa […]

The hits just kept on coming

The hits just kept on coming

Legendary group Maze entertains crowd at Peabody   The legendary band Maze featuring Frankie Beverly showed why they’re still one of the hottest groups around on Sunday during a high-energy performance before a packed house at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Donned in their traditional white outfits, the group gave the audience a walk […]

Free HIV testing in Daytona June 26

Free HIV testing in Daytona June 26

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will recognize the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day by offering free HIV testing on June 26 — one day earlier than the annual kick off. Themed “Take the Test, Take the Control,” the campaign encourages people of all ages […]

Juneteenth celebration continues in DeLand at JAMFest

Juneteenth celebration continues in DeLand at JAMFest

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The commemoration of Juneteenth continues this Saturday in DeLand with JAMFest – June Arts and Multicultural Festival. Hosted onsite by the African American Museum of Arts, the free event seeks to unify diverse cultures in the West Volusia county for a celebration of African-American history legacy from 11 a.m. to […]

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

Dwayne Coleman one of local leaders honored at banquet BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dwayne Copeland, who has been a Volusia County Schools educator for nearly 20 years, became principal of Starke Elementary School in DeLand at the start of last year’s school year and is working hard to boost test scores and get the students […]

A Speedway surprise for veterans

A Speedway surprise for veterans

Service men and women receive free tickets to race, autographed memorabilia Daytona 500 Champion Joey Logano and longtime Daytona International Speedway ticket holders surprised 22 local military members with free tickets to the 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola and vintage grandstand seats autographed by the driver on Tuesday. Along with the two tickets […]

Juneteenth festival in Daytona an annual day for entertainment and education

Juneteenth festival in Daytona an annual day for entertainment and education

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Local residents can celebrate African-American history for free on Saturday at the 15th annual Juneteenth Family Festival at the Cypress Park and Recreation Center in Daytona Beach. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The community gathering of family and friends will present the Sankofa African-American Museum on […]

B-CU mourns death of former quarterback, football and basketball coach

B-CU mourns death of former quarterback, football and basketball coach

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Raymon Thornton, one of the top quarterbacks in Bethune-Cookman history and a member of the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class, died on June 22.  He was 87. As a student-athlete, Thornton helped lay the groundwork for the success of Wildcats football. He was named the program’s second All-American […]

STEM majors receiving up to $25,000 a year for college

STEM majors receiving up to $25,000 a year for college

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter. She posted it on Facebook. Her mom called the scholarship a […]

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality […]