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The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented scholarships and awards to Volusia County graduating seniors. Chapter officers and recipients are pictured.

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TALLAHASSEE – Saying he wants Florida to be the “number-one state for civic literacy,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed bills aimed at boosting civics education in public schools and gauging “intellectual freedom” on college campuses.

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Florida is among 21 states that have not submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education detailing how they intend to use the latest round of federal stimulus funds earmarked for schools.

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Volusia parents sound off on policy changes regardingface coverings for the next school term.

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WASHINGTON — Ruptured pipes. Broken sidewalks. Campus blackouts. Rep. Alma Adams, a former professor at a historically Black college, has seen it all.

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This week, Florida opened up vaccines to all adults. The Daytona Times asked Bethune-Cookman University students if they plan to get the vaccine. Why or why not? Tomari Parks, 22 Senior majoring in education Hometown: Hartford,Connecticut “I think the vaccine is very beneficial, especially a…

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The 31st Spring Daytona Turkey Run is set for Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. It will feature thousands of classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music and food. The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. March 26 at the Daytona International Spe…

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B-CU alums and students react to the news about Chrite’s sudden resignation. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a move that seemed to come out of nowhere, Bethune-Cookman University is losing its seventh president. Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite is leaving for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachus…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Amy Ramos, a senior undergraduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and two accomplished graduate students – Karen Brun and Heidi Hammerstein – were selected to join a team of 13 talented female scientist-astronaut candidates who will serve as glob…

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics earned four top awards at the Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Conference last month in Melbourne. The conference was hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology. Here are the submissions fr…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Foundation seeks to maximize the impact of contributions and has launched a multi-year fundraising campaign with this year’s theme: Shifting Towards a New Foundation. The goal of the campaign is to raise $7.5 million to strengthen t…

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) will present its 44th spring concert at 4 p.m. April 7. The annual performance will feature the university’s Concert Chorale under the direction of Professor Terrance Lane and the symphonic band under the direction of Dr. Donovan Wells. The concert is free a…

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Do you need your vehicle registration in a hurry? You no longer have to wait for the mail, and you can skip the line by using a new Express Lane service for renewing a registration for your vehicle, boat or mobile home online and picking it up the same day. The convenience fee is $1.50 […]

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Editor’s note: Volusia County is home to dozens of churches with predominantly Black congregations. Only a limited number can claim to have stood the test of time for 100 years or more. Mass Communication students at Bethune-Cookman University visited some of these churches to find out what …

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Fresh off a series sweep of Savannah State to open Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), play, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are where they want to be. The Wildcats took down the Tigers 7-0, 8-4, and 7-5 from March 22-24. “We play in a tough confer…

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Locals weigh in on university’s future BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University remains in jeopardy of closing its doors. Recent media reports released details from an audit on the school’s finances which depict a bleak future for the historically Black university located i…

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The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Volusia/Flagler Chapter is hosting a mini-conference titled The Art & Science of Public Relations, which is open to the community. The chapter welcomes anyone interested in learning more about public relations and marketing for businesses o…

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The Florida African American Student Association, Inc. (FAASA) will convene its 44th Annual State Convention April 11-14 at the Plaza Spa & Resort in Daytona Beach. FAASA serves as the official voice of more than 200,000 students of African descent in colleges and universities in Florida…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES DELAND – On college campuses across the country, conversations about race, politics and other issues have become flashpoints in the debate over free speech. Public clashes between ideologies and individuals on college campuses became so frequent that in December …

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2018-19 NABC Division I All-District teams on Thursday (March 21). Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I, these student-athletes represent the …

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B-CU team wins MEAC title; faces Notre Dame on March 23 in their first appearance at NCAA Tournament BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It has been a historic season for the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats women’s basketball team and the story isn’t over. B-CU is headed to the NCAA Tourname…

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Pioneer Maryland attorney was civil rights advocate and NAACP youth leader. BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE When Juanita Jackson Mitchell died in 1992 at the age of 79, she was praised as one of Maryland’s heroines and as the matriarch of a family whose name became synonymous with civil righ…

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I have probable cause to believe that the defendants conspired with others known and unknown: (1) to bribe college entrance exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams; (2) to bribe varsity coaches and administrators at elite universities to designate certain applica…

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For many years, many Black people have been denied opportunities for no reason other than the color of their skin. I’ve been guilty like many others who said, “It must be nice to have White privilege!” Not so sure I’d rather not have anybody knocking on my door with evidence that I’ve violat…

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Volunteers from Stetson University are offering a free resume-coaching service in which they help create resumes from scratch or help update existing resumes of residents. All are welcome to participate in the service that allows participants to create a resume and walk out with five free ha…

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler has announced this year’s recipients for its Tech Trek scholarship. Six students, from three Flagler County middle schools – Buddy Taylor, Imagine and Indian Trails –  will attend Tech Trek 2019 Camp this June. Tech Trek is a STEM m…

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DAYTONA BEACH – The L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series kicks off a busy day of activities on Daytona State College’s Daytona Beach campus on March 27, followed by the annual spring job fair where more than 100 businesses from a variety of industries will be on hand seeking to fi…

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DAYTONA BEACH – Fedrick C. Ingram, an alumnus of Bethune-Cookman University, will provide the luncheon keynote address for the Alumni Day of Service on Friday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. “Attending B-CU was the crown jewel of my life. I am overjoyed to come back to Bethune-Cookman to impart what…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER The Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats will be heading to the NCAA Tournament this weekend for the first time. The team will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.   Notre Dame, defend…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES NORFOLK, VA. –  Angel Golden dropped 18 points and Chasimmie Brown grabbed 16 rebounds as No. 3 Bethune-Cookman used a strong second half to overtake Norfolk State 57-45 to claim the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball championship Satu…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University’s Angel Golden was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Conference First Team, while Chasimmie Brown and Camary Harris garnered Third Team and All-Rookie honors, the league announced on March 8. Golden, a …

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Ormond Beach’s Historic New Bethel A.M.E. Church celebrates 133 years – and counting. Editor’s note: Volusia County is home to dozens of churches with predominantly Black congregations. Only a limited number can claim to have stood the test of time for 100 years or more. Mass Communication s…

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Retired Navy Captain Donnie Cochran talked about his storied career as a pilot on Feb. 28 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach. Cochran was part of the university’s Black History Month Speakers Series sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Cochran logg…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler Palm Coast High School’s community problem-solving group, “FPC Bulldog Patrol,” has been invited to present their project to the next meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. The meeting is April 9-10 at the BB&T Center in Sun…

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Iconic Daytona church, named after abolitionist and civil rights leader, was founded by a group of White worshipers. Editor’s note: Volusia County is home to dozens of churches with predominantly Black congregations. Only a limited number can claim to have stood the test of time for 100 year…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES On Thursday, March 7, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) joined the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus for the second annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action o…

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The 10th Annual Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference will be held Tuesday, March 26, in the Center for Civic Engagement, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). The conference theme is “Visionary Women.” Dr. Winifred Johnson and Dr. Deborah Freckleton are the conference chairs. Conference regis…

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Daytona State College’s Fresh Start program is a free, four-week workshop for men and women. A new session starts on April 1. After completing the Fresh Start program, graduates will be better prepared to enroll in a career or technical program at the college. Participants must be 18 and up …

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is hosting “Patriot,’’ an art show features the paintings of native son Anthony Armstrong at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center’s Visual Arts Gallery. Armstrong’s paintings are billed as “a symbolic testament to the continuous struggle of African…

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Family, friends reflect on the life and legacy of former Daytona commissioner, educator and businessman. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Friends, family and former colleagues of Mr. Edward “Creamy’’ Hayes are remembering his life and legacy this week. Mr. Hayes, a former Daytona Beach city c…

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The Daytona Beach community is mourning the passing of Edward “Creamy” Hayes Jr., who died on Feb. 21. He was a former Daytona Beach city commissioner, educator in the Volusia County School system and business owner. A wake is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Bethune-Cook…

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DAYTONA BEACH – Business officers from a variety of industries will be on hand seeking to fill positions on Friday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 27, when Daytona State College’s Flagler/Palm Coast and Daytona Beach campuses host spring job fairs. “These job fairs are excellent opportunities…

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FUTURES Foundation’s Tomorrow’s Leaders recently visited the S. James Foxman Justice Center and the Volusia Branch Jail for Criminal Justice Day. Thirty-nine Volusia County students representing all 10 area public high schools – along with their chaperones – spent a morning with Seventh Judi…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For more than a month, fights have reportedly been breaking out at Seabreeze High School. On Tuesday, 731 students missed school after an online threat was made about someone possibly taking a gun to the school. There are more than 1,700 students enrolled at t…

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Services will take place on March 1 and 2 on campus for Dr. Oswald P. Bronson BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family is mourning the passing this week of Dr. Oswald P. Bronson, the institution’s fourth president. Dr. Bronson died on Sunday, Feb. 17, at age 91. …

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