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Local vet injured in accident; family grateful for prayers

Local vet injured in accident; family grateful for prayers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Muriel Bethune was cheerful Wednesday at Halifax Hospital when talking about her husband, Hobson, who suffered injuries last week in a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach. “He is a blessing and he has always been faithful. We would like the prayers to continue. We know that God is in charge. […]

Local art exhibition a dream come true for Moises Suriel

Local art exhibition a dream come true for Moises Suriel

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Moises Suriel, a Dominican Republic-born artist, will be the featured artist for the next City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services “Art in Public Places” event. The grand opening is Friday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center (YSG), 1000 Vine Street. […]

Former Daytona resident having success as Hollywood actress

Former Daytona resident having success as Hollywood actress

FROM STAFF REPORTS Janab Kareem Davis, a former Daytona Beach resident, is receiving accolades for her work as a Hollywood actress. Davis recently acted in a play, “Chatter,’’ that won three awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play was nominated for six awards. The festival is described as an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating […]

Daytona State to offer daytime welding classes

Daytona State to offer daytime welding classes

In response to increasing demand for skilled welders, Daytona State College (DSC) has expanded its welding program to offer daytime courses leading to an industry-recognized certificate in Welding Technology, beginning fall semester. The new daytime option for future welders adds to evening classes already in place. DSC’s two-semester welding program prepares students to become professional […]

Scholarship, training fund to help keep Castile’s name alive

Scholarship, training fund to help keep Castile’s name alive

NORTH STAR NEWS TODAY TRICE EDNEY NEWS SERVICE Police have shot and killed at least 175 black men so far, this year, but it’s probably safe to say that none of them have been honored like Philando Castile, who was gunned down by a cop last July in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The friends and high […]

Former prosecutor takes on police brutality in ‘Chokehold’

Former prosecutor takes on police brutality in ‘Chokehold’

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE Police brutality in the Black community is as old as law enforcement itself. Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler speaks in depth on the issue in his new book, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” “Even as a prosecutor I was a still a Black man,” said Butler during a recent interview […]

Morehouse student follows passion, finds Black Press

Morehouse student follows passion, finds Black Press

BY TIANA HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE Darrell Williams is a rising senior at Morehouse College, who has big dreams of being a creative director, one day. Williams, 24, is currently a student scholar with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s “Discover The Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship program (NNPA/DTU). At Morehouse, Williams is a drama major with a […]

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Citing financial mismanagement, grads had been pushing for the president to resign. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president, announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring. Local alumni told the Daytona Times that they’re pleased the president has decided to leave, but they still have concerns and questions about B-CU, particularly […]

Looking ahead to MLK Day 2018

Looking ahead to MLK Day 2018

Cities, county working on joint King weekend events The first year the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed was Jan. 20, 1986. Around the country, there were plenty of marches, rallies and church services to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Next year will mark […]

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all men in Volusia County, including Black men. Cancer and unintentional death are second and third, respectively, according to a report recently released by the Florida Department of Health-Volusia County. Cancer includes prostate and lung cancer while unintentional injury deaths include motor […]