About Us

The Daytona Times is the reliable and credible source for news and information about African American communities in East Florida.

In 1969, Charles W. Cherry Sr., a Bethune-Cookman College professor, entrepreneur, civil rights activist and later state president of the Florida Conference of the State NAACP branches, launches the Daytona Beach’s Westside Rapper, a Black weekly newspaper serving the African American community in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In August 1978, the Westside Rapper is succeeded by the Daytona Times, the newspaper voice in Volusia and Flagler counties, and surrounding areas.

Read more about our founder here.

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