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Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

The Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach is showing the Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro,’’ about the renowned author James Baldwin, through March 16. On March 5, there were two screenings of the documentary. The screenings were followed by a community discussion led by professors from Bethune-Cookman University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students […]

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million to Chicago school system

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million to Chicago school system

BY MONIQUE GARCIA AND JUAN PEREZ JR. CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hours after Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered two options to provide $215 million to help the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper put up $1 million to support arts programming in the district. The rapper called his donation a “call to action” […]

HBCU leaders get face time with Trump

HBCU leaders get face time with Trump

B-CU’s Jackson was among the presidents who met Monday with Trump, who pledged support to the Black institutions. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s president, was among the leaders of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Shortly after the […]

A Black History Month lesson from a local

A Black History Month lesson from a local

James Daniels shares his story about growing up in the Jim Crow South during a New Smyrna presentation. FROM STAFF REPORTS Volusia County resident James Daniels was the honored guest of the New Smyrna Beach Rotary on the last day of Black History Month. Daniels published his memoir last year titled “Metamorphis: From Cotton Picker to […]

Big issues to watch during legislative session

Big issues to watch during legislative session

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSE – Florida lawmakers are poised to return to Tallahassee for the March 7 start of the 2017 legislative session. They will grapple with hundreds of bills during the 60-day session, while also trying to reach agreement on a state budget that will top $80 billion. Here […]

March 26 seminar in Daytona to focus on free speech

March 26 seminar in Daytona to focus on free speech

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Authors, journalists, editors and publishers will offer a seminar titled “Speak Freely, Write Boldly,” on Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 4:45 p.m. in the auditorium of the City Island Library in Daytona Beach. There will be 10 featured speakers and panelists, question-and-answer sessions, and an open mic to support […]

Not guilty plea for man accused of killing Orlando officer

Not guilty plea for man accused of killing Orlando officer

ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – A  judge Wednesday entered not guilty pleas on accused murdered Markeith Loyd’s behalf and ordered that an attorney be appointed to him as stand-by counsel after Loyd claimed that the charges he faces were entered against a corporation created in his name. “For the records I wanna state that I am […]

‘Divided Soul’ on display at Golden center

‘Divided Soul’ on display at Golden center

An opening event was held on Feb. 24 at the Yvonne Scarlet Golden Education and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach for the “Divided Soul’’ art showcase by Anthony Armstrong. The artist’s work will be on display at the center through May 19. The center is located at 1000 Vine Street. “This is our 11th art […]

Campbell middle students inducted into honor society

Campbell middle students inducted into honor society

Members of the Campbell Middle School Spartan Chapter recently were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The annual induction ceremony was held on Feb. 23 with more than 300 attendees. Special guests included the City of Daytona Beach Police Honor Guard; Ida Wright of the Volusia County School Board; Susan Freeman, Volusia County Schools […]

Celebrating Women all year long

Celebrating Women all year long

By Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune It wasn’t until 1987 that Congress declared March Women’s History Month, in celebration of women’s contributions and achievements.  The month was a step up from Women’s History Week, which had been recognized, first in Sonoma, Calif., in the late 1970s, and then a few years later nationally. While March provides some […]