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BY JENISE GRIFFIN
DAYTONA TIMES PUBLISHER

For 41 years, the Daytona Times has reported on issues and events that affect and
enhance the quality of life of African Americans in Daytona Beach and surrounding areas.

The newspaper was started in 1978 by Charles W. Cherry, Sr., to “plead our own cause’’ and to ensure that Daytona Beach’s voiceless were heard.

Even during this COVID-19 pandemic, the founding publisher’s goal remains clear – to inform, empower, educate, and advocate for our readers. We are still pleading our own cause.

For months, the Daytona Times has worked hard to bring you news on the coronavirus and how it’s impacting the African American community.

This far by faith

We’re all faced with challenges during this time, but we’ve come this far by faith.

Although we have not cut staff, all of us at the Daytona Times have taken pay cuts. To be more transparent, the newspaper’s owners are no longer on the payroll.

Despite the odds, we have no plans to slow down – even as it appears that state and local entities are reopening. We are small, but tenacious. There are still way too many stories in our community that are still to be told.

As we have been since 1978, the Daytona Times is here for you. But we need your
help to continue our coverage of the coronavirus and to add resources to assist us in
that quest.

We have partnered with the non-profit Local Media Foundation (localmedia.org) to enhance our coverage of COVID-19 in Daytona Beach and surrounding areas. The COVID-19 Local News Fund, a program administered by the foundation, is accepting donations on our behalf at Givebutter.com/daytonatimes.

Support us

We need businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations, and individuals to support us. We are asking that you make a donation via Givebutter.com/daytonatimes. No donation is too small. All of the tax-deductible donations are directly earmarked for our coverage of COVID-19.

For those who can support us further through advertising, we look forward to working with you. Significantly reduced rates are available and our sales manager, J. Michael McKay (JMichaelMcKay@aol.com, 248-757-0084), is eager to work with you.

Thank you

Our dramatically increased online readership at daytonatimes.com indicates that you are still with us and still reading the newspaper even though you can’t pick it up right now at your place of worship, your favorite Black-owned restaurant, beauty shop, barbershop, from government offices or other public places around town.

We have more in store to keep you informed. In addition to the print issue and website, the Daytona Times also is rolling out a newsletter that will keep you abreast throughout the week about COVID-19 and other local news. Sign up for it at daytonatimes.com. A Daytona Times Android app and iPhone app are also in the works.

While much of the focus lately has been very serious, we still look forward to sharing your celebrations, milestones and significant events. Let us know about them by sending an email to news@daytonatimes.com.

Thank you for your support of the Daytona Times during this critical time and for your support over the past 41 years.

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