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Great Migration a triumph of Black Press

Great Migration a triumph of Black Press

The FBI and lawsuits could not stop the effort to create the largest migration in American History. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the great exodus of Blacks from the South to major cities up North. BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE There were over 600 Black families applying for 53 apartment units in just […]

Museum to show Robinson documentary again on May 6

Museum to show Robinson documentary again on May 6

The Halifax Historical Society continues to remember and honor Jackie Robinson playing the first interracial game in the history of baseball, right across the street from downtown Daytona Beach with a second screening of the society’s new documentary. “Breaking Barriers: Oral Histories of Jackie Robinson’s 1946 Spring Training’’ will be shown on May 6 at […]

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique of Daytona, concludes its current Poetry Slam series for the season on May 7. The event will begin at 9 p.m., a half hour earlier than previous evenings, to allow more time for the competition. The first prize is $50 and the second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift […]

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division has expanded its efforts to hire part-time summer lifeguards by adding 12 tryouts and a third class to its schedule. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •May 7: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at […]

‘A better living and learning experience’

‘A better living and learning experience’

New residence hall is part of a $72 million project that will make it possible for 3,000 students to live on B-CU’s campus. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of students at Be-thune-Cookman University (B-CU) now have a new place to live on campus. A ribbon cutting and naming ceremony for the new Thomas and […]

Embry-Riddle students help spruce up children’s center

Embry-Riddle students help spruce up children’s center

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Because of the efforts of volunteers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Campus Outreach program, the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center has been renovated and painted on the inside and outside. The college ministry’s aim is “to change the world through discipleship.’’ Members of the Campus Outreach program also painted the basketball […]

Summit shows Black men how to take better care of their health

Summit shows Black men how to take better care of their health

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joe Madison, a civil rights and human rights activist who hosts a talk sow on Sirius XM Radio, was very open about his health-related issues during his recent visit to Daytona Beach. “I am a walking example. A few years ago, I weighed about 300 pounds. Now I weigh 178. […]

New Smyrna tackles affordable housing issue

New Smyrna tackles affordable housing issue

New rental homes are the first in decades built in city’s Westside neighborhood. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority has made it possible for some families to move into brand-new, affordable homes. Six new houses are the first significant development besides Habitat for Humanity homes built in more than 40 years […]

Education, unity focus of Muslim event

Education, unity focus of Muslim event

Annual program allows residents to learn about religion, meet local members DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As it has done for years, the Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach held its community outreach program last weekend, which allows area residents to get better acquainted with the Muslim community and foster a better understanding of the Islamic religion. […]

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mattie Howard is being remembered this week as a legendary local gospel radio show host, gospel singer and concert promoter, as well as a woman who dedicated her life to helping others succeed. Howard died on April 14 at age 73. For nearly 20 years, Howard was the backbone of […]