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Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

FROM STAFF REPORTS The inaugural Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival was held April 6-13. The seven-day celebration of educational and cultural events featured national and local speakers, educators, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and […]

Gospel at the White House

Gospel at the White House

The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Choir perform during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (MARTIN H. SIMON/POOL/ABACA PRESS/MCT)

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

While customers honor other beloved ones through the shirts, the majority of business at a Miami shop comes from those left behind after a violent killing BY NADEGE GREEN THE MIAMI HERALD/MCT MIAMI — They come to put their dead relatives and friends on a T-shirt. A young woman clutches a photo of her murdered […]

A lesson on civil rights in Daytona Beach

A lesson on civil rights in Daytona Beach

Journalists and educators reflect on movement, power of the Black press 50 years ago BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been the topic of several events this year at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, including a panel discussion held Saturday, March […]

Local charities to receive over 35K from golf tournament

Local charities to receive over 35K from golf tournament

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The 35th Annual Mayor’s Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament was held March 21 at the Daytona Beach Golf Club on Wilder Avenue. Participating were 134 golfers, who raised money for Mayor Derrick Henry’s designated charities – the Keech Street Children’s Clinic and the Rose Marie Bryan House in Daytona Beach. […]

Daytona State students will travel to Haiti to observe, work at school

Daytona State students will travel to Haiti to observe, work at school

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A group of Daytona State College students will travel to Haiti this spring to help make a difference in the lives of children attending a “little sister school” there. The group will travel to College Susan Schuenke, a pre-K through grade 13 school in the city of Cap Haitian May 29 […]

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

13 of the 17 contractors for the project are supposed to be local firms BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The owner and manager of Volusia Mall announced Wednesday that the shopping center is getting a multi-million-dollar facelift. The mall opened in 1974 and October will mark its 40th-year anniversary. CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. […]

A lesson on soaring against the odds

A lesson on soaring against the odds

Famed Tuskegee Airman tells students to never give up BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It has been more than 70 years since Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann applied to the U.S. Armed Forces. The 92 year-old told a group of eager students at Turie T. Elementary on Wednesday that he […]

Daytona finally fills fire chief vacancy

Daytona finally fills fire chief vacancy

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After a yearlong vacancy, City Manager Jim Chisholm has appointed Dru R. Driscoll as Daytona Beach’s new fire chief. Driscoll began his employment as the city’s 19th fire chief on Monday. Residents had voiced their displeasure at multiple city commission meetings over the time the city was without a […]

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to purchase health insurance for 2014 to meet the bill’s mandate is March 31. The City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center will host an enrollment event on Sunday, March […]