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Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES While November is usually remembered with turkey and pies as the kickoff to the holiday season, it also is National Hospice Awareness Month. Halifax Health-Hospice, which has been in Volusia and Flagler counties for 30 years, recently hired Dr. Ronald L. Durham in an effort to reach out to […]

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

The annual Golden Harvest Celebration was held at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Nov. 16. “Celebrating the G.O.L.D. “Grateful-Outstanding-Loving-Disciples,” was the focus of the service or as Sandra Strapp expressed, “Celebrating our senior saints who are now golden.” Narcissus Brown, 95; John H. Gainey, 92; Joshua Edwards, 83;  Argie M. Brown, […]

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

BY REBECCA RIVAS NNPA NEWS SERVICE About 150 protestors shut down an intersection in remembrance of the 100 days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. Two separate groups gathered at the Delmar and Skinker Metrolink stops at about 11:15 a.m. and then marched down the sidewalks on […]

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Health insurance enrollment event to be held Sunday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this weekend. Henry, along with the City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center, will host an enrollment event […]

Proactive approach to gang culture

Proactive approach to gang culture

Schools, law enforcement unite to educate community on local activity BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gang activity and prevention was the topic of discussion at a workshop-style gathering held Tuesday evening in Daytona Beach. The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of […]

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

By Valerie Whitney Special to the Daytona Times When actress Janet Hubert first read the script for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” it noted that the prototype for the role of Aunt Vivian was a “Denise Nicholas type,” which in industry lingo meant a fair-skinned Black woman. When Hubert showed up at the audition, Nicholas […]

Strong finish for Black candidates

Strong finish for Black candidates

Local incumbents Cusack, Henry, Taylor hold on to their seats BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The city, county and state held onto their Black representatives in Volusia County. Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry, Volusia County At-Large Member Joyce Cusack and Florida Rep. Dwayne Taylor all were re-elected to their posts on Tuesday. Henry won […]

Social media fuels ‘messy’ campaigns

Social media fuels ‘messy’ campaigns

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Messy, messy, messy.’’ That’s how one Volusia County voter described the recent election campaigns. “It was pretty bad,” Samantha Mason told the Daytona Times. Signs were knocked over, stolen and defaced. Social media spars over who received campaign funds from whom and who slung the most dirt were not […]

Speedway signs up for state’s stadium-funding process

Speedway signs up for state’s stadium-funding process

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Daytona International Speedway (DIS) and the Miami Dolphins, both unsuccessful in getting money out of Florida lawmakers in recent years, were the first to sign up for the state’s new stadium-funding process. The deadline to apply for the new annual funding process was Saturday. The […]

Signs cause chaos at City Island

Signs cause chaos at City Island

Days before election, Daytona commission takes down campaign signage from city’s only early voting site. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Campaign signs and tents had to come down at City Island Library this week following a complaint by Daytona Commissioner Carl Lentz, who is seeking re-election. The site is the sole early voting location […]