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An evening with the Alphas

An evening with the Alphas

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its first all-white party the night of June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League. The fundraiser was held at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The party included music by The Love Band (above), dancing and […]

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sixth annual “I Am Ormond Beach” Reunion will honor local icons, including the city’s African-American hero, Derrick K. Bell, who died of leukemia in 1978. A three-day celebration of remembrance and unity is scheduled for July 10-12 and includes a variety of events for family and friends whose lives […]

Huge Harmony of the Seas heading to Florida next year

Huge Harmony of the Seas heading to Florida next year

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS What will be the biggest cruise ship in the world is now more than just a rendering. Planned for 227,000 gross registered tons, Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas had its final block of ship structure lowered into place at the STX France shipyards in Saint Nazaire, France, last month. […]

Reasons some people can’t get out of the poorhouse

Reasons some people can’t get out of the poorhouse

BY ELYSSA KIRKHAM GOBANKINGRATES.COM Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line. A third of higher-income households – those that bring in $75,000 or more a […]

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

Allen Chapel’s Mugala wants to see ongoing dialogue on race BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Nathan Mugala had just driven to his Daytona Beach home from Jacksonville when he turned on his television and heard the tragic news that stunned the nation. A lone, White gunman had opened fire during a Bible study […]

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The federal government is trying to make sure that no child goes hungry. Free, nutritious meals and snacks are being provided at 72 sites in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities due to a federally funded, state-administered program that began June 8 and will continue through Aug. 14. The programs are […]

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Shirley B. Lee, retired executive vice president of Bethune-Cookman University, died June 21 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach. She was 96. She was a community pillar and accomplished academic who dedicated herself to Bethune-Cookman in 1945 as a faculty member and held numerous positions at the […]

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants of Food Brings Hope afterschool program – Kids Zone for elementary Schools and Teen Zone for the middle and high schools – attended the annual end-of-the-year celebration at the Daytona International Speedway on May 13. The day started with the students congregating at Mainland High School for a celebration […]

103-year-old ‘Bloody Sunday’ survivor recounts beating

103-year-old ‘Bloody Sunday’ survivor recounts beating

BY HERB BOYD SPECIAL TO NNPA NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK – At 103, Amelia Boynton Robinson may be bound and physically limited by a wheelchair, but her spirit, inspiration and memories are as fresh and rewarding as they were during the height of the Civil Rights Movement when her legend was born. For almost an […]

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 […]