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US students learn about Cuba by being there

US students learn about Cuba by being there

Students from America experience change during semester at Arcadia University in Havana BY MICHAEL MATZA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS HAVANA — Crossing the campus of Cuba’s premier university, Janelle Crilley passes a mural portraying corporate America as a sharp-toothed ogre trampling black hills labeled “99 percent.” The Earth, torn to shreds by the ogre’s bite, is in […]

Community News

Community News

County and Speedway partner for 2016 Daytona Beach Half Marathon SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Government and the Daytona International Speedway have partnered to schedule the return of the Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, two weeks prior to the 58th annual Daytona 500. Registration opens on July 1. Sponsored […]

Move underway to curb growth of charter schools in Black communities

Move underway to curb growth of charter schools in Black communities

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in Black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots […]

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

DeLand family leads quest for justice, peace

Remembrance for Marlon Brown draws families who have lost sons from around state, nation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The family of Marlon Brown along with the Families United 4 Justice organization came together earlier this month to remember the man slain two years ago by a DeLand police officer. Families from Florida, Georgia, California and […]

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

Hundreds of churchgoing brothers and their families march for justice in Midtown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For several days last week, hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas gathered at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach for the 14th annual Sons of Allen Retreat. The retreat included worship services, Bible studies and a […]

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The theme for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’ The local branch’s chosen speaker for the May 30 banquet – Henry “Hank’’ Thomas – is all too familiar with that quest to pursue liberty in […]

Take Stock in Children honors  grads, welcomes new participants

Take Stock in Children honors grads, welcomes new participants

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship and mentoring program facilitated locally through FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, held its annual New Student Induction and Senior Recognition Ceremony on May 14 at the Daytona International Speedway. Newly selected participants as well as graduating high school seniors were recognized at […]

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas are planning to participate in a march in Daytona Beach Friday as part of a “Save Our Sons’’ event. The May 15 march is one of the events scheduled this week during the 14th Annual Sons of Allen Retreat hosted by the […]

Volusia Teachers Organization celebrates 25th year with awards program

Volusia Teachers Organization celebrates 25th year with awards program

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Volusia Teachers Organization (VTO) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Monday with a program at its office, 1381 Educators Road, Daytona Beach. On May 24, 1990, VTO became the bargaining unit for the instructional staff of the public school system in Volusia County. “Although last week was nationally recognized as […]

Embry-Riddle students win $75,000 EPA grant

Embry-Riddle students win $75,000 EPA grant

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students in aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering have returned to the Daytona Beach Campus as one of seven collegiate teams to win a cash prize of $75,000 in the 11th annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet competition (EPA P3), held recently near Washington, […]