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EASTER WEEKEND 2015

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

Easter Sunday finery Dressing up and going to church was a priority all over Daytona Beach’s Black community during last week’s Resurrection Sunday celebration. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER) Click here for a full page of pictures.

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Jarvis L. Smith, a well-known organist and broadcaster who spearheaded the construction of Daytona Beach’s latest FM radio station, died suddenly on April 6. He was 34. A determination of the cause of his death is pending. Child entrepreneur Born July 15, 1980 in Daytona Beach, Smith is the great-grandson […]

Republicans win special elections sparked by Thrasher’s resignation

Republicans win special elections sparked by Thrasher’s resignation

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Republicans easily won a trio of Northeast Florida legislative seats Tuesday during special elections triggered by the resignation last year of former Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, to become president of Florida State University. Given the GOP’s dominance in the region and the significant fundraising […]

Limit on beach driving sparks outrage

Limit on beach driving sparks outrage

Daytona commission votes against resolution to keep vehicles off stretch of shore By ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Taking cars off the beach didn’t get very far during Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach Commission meeting. After much back and forth, the commission voted 4-3 against a resolution, then voted yes on another resolution presented by Commissioner […]

Where to find Easter eggs this Sunday

Where to find Easter eggs this Sunday

All over the Greater Daytona Beach area, plans are hatching for Easter fun. Here’s a partial list of events between April 3 and 5. Easter egg hunts An egg hunt will be held in New Smyrna Beach at the Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave. at noon. It’s for ages 2-12. There will also be […]

Brown, Links tour B-CU with youth from Jacksonville

Brown, Links tour B-CU with youth from Jacksonville

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University welcomed Congresswoman Corrine Brown, members of The Links, Inc., and 12 girls from Butler Middle School of Jacksonville to the university on Monday. Brown and members of her social organization, The Links (Jacksonville chapter) brought the girls to B-CU in an effort to stimulate more interest in […]

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April and May. Dr. Diana Lee, director of the center, says a grant received from Volusia County Government will pay for the tests, which will be administered at no cost […]

Community News

Community News

An evening of MazzMuse The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand hosted a MazzMuse concert at the Athens Theater the evening of March 28 featuring Mazz Swift, right. Swift has engaged audiences all over the world with her violin/vox/freestyle composition that uses a weaving of song, melody and improvisation that she has named […]

Challenging, hopeful future for Black Press

Challenging, hopeful future for Black Press

D.C. panel discusses impact and obstacles of newspapers BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE SERVICE WASHINGTON – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University admitted that before Black Press Week, he didn’t know much about the Black Press or the Richmond Free Press, the Black newspaper published in the Virginia city where he grew […]

Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for Black communities

Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for Black communities

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS WIRE SERVICE WASHINGTON – As fossil fuel companies and environmental groups fight over the future of American energy, people of color suffer the casualties. The latest battle is occurring in the Supreme Court with National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency and its accompanying cases, in which coal mining companies […]