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Kentucky Derby in Daytona Beach

Kentucky Derby in Daytona Beach

The Run for the Roses, “the most exciting 2 minutes in sports”  -  the Kentucky Derby, is coming to Daytona Beach, on the Cinematique Theater screen.  Saturday May 5,  doors open at  11 a.m. The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most popular horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in […]

Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

By Tamar Lush and Greg Bluestein, Associated Press: SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, experts say.

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Appointment of Indian hotel owner to HAAA board raises allegations of discrimination BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Comments made recently by Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has upset Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack and she has the support of at least two of her colleagues on the board, including its chairman. “It’s racist,” said […]

Letting their Community Garden grow

Letting their Community Garden grow

Chiles Academy to host Daytona’s Earth Day Festival BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Chiles Academy will be hosting Daytona Beach’s first Earth Day Festival on April 22. Organizers are hoping this will be an annual event. Forty-two years ago, the first Earth Day was held nationwide involving over 20 million Americans “to celebrate the […]

Residents near B-CU asked to  attend meeting about new field

Residents near B-CU asked to attend meeting about new field

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A meeting of residents who live near a training center being constructed for Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) athletes will take place April 26 at the John H. Dickerson Center from 6 to 8 p.m. It is not clear if B-CU President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed will be present at the meeting. […]

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dale Ho, assistant counsel for political participation for the NAACP’s National Legal Defense and Education Fund, will be the featured speaker at the Daytona Beach’s NAACP 39th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The event is scheduled for May 11 at The Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Atlantic High to present ‘Grease’ The Performing Arts Department of Atlantic High School will perform the Broadway musical “Grease’’ on April 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the school’s front office or at the box office […]

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

The African Children’s Choir is on the road again. The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir will be performing on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 201 University Blvd. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices […]

Hope strikes back  for America’s masses

Hope strikes back for America’s masses

It’s common knowledge that during the Great Depression, when faced with financial ruin, White people by the scores jumped off bridges, shot themselves or found other means to commit suicide because they could not face the prospect of having a dollar less than what they had amassed – often on the backs of the 99 percent. […]

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

It’s April and the 2012 baseball season has begun.  Time to remember something else:  the continuous failure – actually refusal – of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame to recognize the contributions of the late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood and the retired executive director of the Major League Baseball Player Association (MLBPA), […]