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Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was scheduled to give his ‘State of the City’ presentation at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall, a week after President Obama’s State of the Union address to the country. “This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the city’s current […]

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES On Jan. 30, the second annual Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition will be held from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center. The exhibition is titled “A Tribute to Maya Angelou.” More than two-dozen entrants will be judged at the show, which is free and […]

An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

Daytona Beach park named after late commissioner BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Family and friends of the late Daytona Beach Commissioner Rufus “Buddy’’ Young Jr. as well as community leaders gathered on Jan. 15 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the city’s newest park to Young for his many contributions to the Daytona Beach […]

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

Volusia leaders urge attendees at MLK events to keep pressing for change BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “What a beautiful day to be in this place and at this time, to celebrate a good man,” Volusia County Council At Large Member Joyce Cusack told a nearly standing room only crowd of Blacks, Whites and […]

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University graduate Lucille O’Neal will be the keynote speaker at the first of an ongoing series of campus and community events focused on domestic violence. The series entitled “Ending the Cycle of Violence on our Campus and in our Community….The Message Continues,” will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. […]

Magic and Cookie say their marriage is stronger than ever

Magic and Cookie say their marriage is stronger than ever

EURWEB.COM Magic Johnson’s work schedule may be jam packed with balancing various task, but the former NBA all-star admits that his marriage is stronger than ever with no sign of the professional interfering with the personal. In a recent issue of Ebony, Johnson and his wife, Cookie, addressed topics ranging from Donald Sterling to wealth […]

One City, One Vision, Two Years

One City, One Vision, Two Years

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry talks about his first two years in office BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Nearly 14,000 residents voted in 2012 to elect Derrick Henry as the second Black mayor of Daytona Beach. The former Zone 5 city commissioner recently sat down with the Daytona Times to discuss his first two […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929-1968

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929-1968

‘Honor, educate and celebrate’ Local MLK celebrations will include march,  banquet, worship service ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Honor, educate and celebrate” is the theme of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Daytona Beach. The Rev. John T. Long, pastor of Tubman-King Community Church, is the chairperson of MLK Celebration for Florida, […]

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Orange Avenue, from Caroline Street to Reva Street, will be closed to through traffic through about mid-March due to the $17.6 million dollar Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. The project has been underway since June of 2014. The roadway’s base and surface are being rebuilt. New water, sewer and drainage systems are being installed, […]

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

Leaders discuss issues impacting county during Jan. 5 summit BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Communication with the city, high unemployment, education and a lack of diversity in city and county government topped the list of concerns at the Focus 2015 summit held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan 5. The event hosted by Bishop […]