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MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Since 2008, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge has been played in Orlando. This year, the HBCU conferences’ battle will be in Daytona Beach with the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats taking on the Alcorn State University Braves. The game, owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, showcases teams from the […]

A proper burial for Billy Jackson

A proper burial for Billy Jackson

Family, Dozier School survivors pay respects to Daytona Beach teen who died 64 years ago BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Billy Jackson’s life ended way too soon. He died in 1952 at age 13 while a ward of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, a small city in North Florida. While the cause […]

Bikes and backpacks

Bikes and backpacks

Local motorcycle clubs held their first community backpack giveaway on Saturday at the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach. Participating motorcycle clubs included We Hot Throttle Divas, Divine Divas, Xfactor, Steel Stallions, Sunchasers and Down – N- Dirty. More than 300 backpacks were distributed. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Community News

Community News

Flagler seeking nominations for Veteran of the Year Flagler County’s Veterans Services Office is asking for nominations for its Veteran of the Year award, which will be presented on Veterans Day. The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served his or her country with honor, but has […]

Minorities seek  help from Whites on Reparations website

Minorities seek help from Whites on Reparations website

BY DAVID NG LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS As an interior designer relatively new to the business, Christy Lynn Abram lacked the connections that could make her startup a success. Then a friend recommended Reparations, a new Internet site that allows ethnic minorities to request help or services from a White person who would fulfill them free. […]

Help for homeless still a work in progress

Help for homeless still a work in progress

City needs more funds; wants to partner with organizations BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the City of Daytona Beach struggles to assist its homeless population, the homeless themselves are pondering what will happen to them. During a special meeting on Aug. 3, the city commission voted not to extend funding from 11 days to […]

Who’s running? A list of local candidates

Who’s running? A list of local candidates

Who’s running? A list of local candidates BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local politicians are gearing up for the primary election, which will take place on Aug. 30. From debates to town halls, there have been opportunities for residents to get to know the candidates’ positions. Many important offices are up for grabs in Daytona […]

An evening with an artist

An evening with an artist

International painter’s exhibit closes at Golden center “Healing Through the Sacred G,” the paintings of international artist Paul Antonello Houzell, were on display through Aug. 5 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center, 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The fine art exhibit was sponsored by Vitas Healthcare the City of Daytona Beach. Houzell […]

Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach native Carrie Harris Allen recently retired as a high school principal in California. A sports fanatic, she chose the biggest sports event in the world – the Olympics – for her big retirement trip. Allen, who graduated from historically Black Campbell Senior High School in 1962, flew out […]

Coalition of minorities puts confidence in Trump

Coalition of minorities puts confidence in Trump

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Last month, the National Diversity Coalition for Donald Trump met with Republican National Convention (RNC) leaders at the RNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the groups can work together to get Donald Trump elected. The National Diversity Coalition for Trump is a volunteer organization of religious, business […]