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Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When students in Volusia County return the school on Aug. 15, they will be wearing uniforms. After a yearlong debate, the school district approved the measure in March but finalized the dress code this month. “The district has discussed this for a while going back to last fall. We surveyed […]

Letting the summer good times roll

Letting the summer good times roll

Midtown Motown continues at Cypress Park DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Four Tops. Temptations, Aretha Franklin. Residents who love the sounds of Motown have had a treat this summer with the Midtown Motown tribute concerts held monthly at Cypress Park, 981 George West Engram Blvd. The July 23 show brought out talented artists who showcased the […]

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach parents who need help with school supplies can again look to the city to lend a hand. For years, the city has been sponsoring the Daytona Beach Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. “For the residents and citizens of this city and those who attend our schools, we are always excited […]

International AIDS Conference kicks off on ‘Mandela Day’

International AIDS Conference kicks off on ‘Mandela Day’

BY LINDA VILLAROSA NNPA NEWS SERVICE/BAI It was entirely fitting that the 21st International AIDS Conference kicked off June 20 in Durban, South Africa, on “Mandela Day,” a global celebration of the iconic man’s birthday. Sixteen years ago, the 13th International AIDS Conference was also held in Durban—the first time in a developing country. The […]

‘Icon Talks’ event celebrates African-American success

‘Icon Talks’ event celebrates African-American success

BY VICTORIA JONES SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A mix of successful entrepreneurs, social activists and actors came together for one night during “Icon Talks,” an evening of empowerment with intimate discussions, insight and performances at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest Washington, D.C. Honorees included media mogul Cathy Hughes, civil rights leader Rev. […]

Developer sells former home of Emmett Till

Developer sells former home of Emmett Till

Development and property management firm didn’t know the significance of the house in Chicago until it was sold. BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE It looks like an ordinary building on the South Side, but its occupants were not. For 121 years, the two-story structure has stood in Chicago’s predominately Black Woodlawn neighborhood. An unassuming […]

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Organizers of area events doubt anyone locally was involved. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Although a note implicating Black Lives Matter was found next to a firebombed Daytona Beach police car early Sunday morning, area organizers of marches and protests don’t believe anyone locally connected with the movement was involved. The car, which was parked […]

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Community events are focusing on seeking solutions, understanding BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Recent shootings across the nation have intensified local efforts to address violence. On July 17, a small group of residents attended an event at the Dickerson Community Center and James Huger Park, located in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents and officers of the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will get a chance to sip coffee and chat during an informal event next week at a local Starbucks. Coffee with a Cop will take place at 5 p.m. July 29 at the Starbucks at 110 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona […]

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Nearly three months after its launch, the first Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program in Florida has a full roster. To build additional community support for the program, the Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership is hosting a public meeting beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, at the […]