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Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

It’s been more than a month since the passing of Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) and everyone is scrambling to see if anyone can fill his large shoes. Payne was affectionately known as “Mr. Africa,” and for good reason. The 12-term congressman from Newark was without a doubt the undisputable champion on Capitol Hill on […]

Chicago’s school  suspension policy is brutal, unfair


Chicago’s school suspension policy is brutal, unfair


Trayvon Martin was shot to death in Sanford. He was there visiting his father while suspended from school. He was suspended last month after school officials claimed to have found marijuana “residue” in his book bag. No actual contraband was found; police issued no arrest or citations. When news of the suspension was leaked, Sybrina […]

Palm Coast retirees celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Palm Coast retirees celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

James T. Lee popped the question, and soon the former Elva Roberson walked down the aisle as his bride at Burtonwood Air Force Base, England, on April 12, 1952. They met in 1949 at Brown Memorial Church in Brooklyn. The couple enjoyed a romantic cruise recently in the Eastern Caribbean and celebrated their 60th wedding […]

B-CU roundup

B-CU roundup

Wildcats baseball and softball lead conference divisions BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman tightened its grip on the MEAC Southern Division by sweeping Savannah State University (SSU) last weekend. The Wildcats (19-13, 9-3) had an offensive explosion to win the series finale 10-1 on Sunday. The series featured the two top teams in the division […]

Volusia County high school sports roundup

Volusia County high school sports roundup

Spruce Creek baseball striving for success BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek has done nothing but win baseball games. The Hawks (17-4) have not lost to an area team and they are 15-2 in games decided by one run or less this season. “It is what it is. We are a little surprised. Actually, […]

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Members of the Stetson University community will share their Hatter “Green” with the surrounding community during two weeks of celebration and learning for Earth Week and Arbor Day. Activities kick off this weekend with the fourth annual Green Symposium on Friday, April 13, followed by participation in the city of DeLand’s […]

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

Stetson University’s Multicultural Student Council will present “Strange Like Me,” an interactive program on racism, sexism and homophobia especially for college students, on Thursday, April 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The event is free and open to the public. “Strange Like Me’ is a 90-minute program […]

Dickerson Center to host resource fair, fair housing workshop

Dickerson Center to host resource fair, fair housing workshop

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF-Harperjames59@yahoo.com: Avis Wilkinson says she has one goal for those attending a Community Resource Fair being held at the John H. Dickerson Community Center April 12 – “walk away with one useful item of information.” Wilkinson, the Housing Manager/SHIP Administrator for Daytona Beach’s Economic Community Development Division,  says  this is the […]

Daytonans front and center at Martin rally

Daytonans front and center at Martin rally

Pastors on program; hundreds of residents show their support BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of Daytona Beach residents participated in the Sanford rally on March 22 to help apply pressure on law enforcement to arrest George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Huger’s legacy linked to women in his life

Huger’s legacy linked to women in his life

Alpha Phi Alpha pays tribute to Daytona Beach icon BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. James Huger credits two women for his success – his first employer, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University – and his beloved wife of 71 years, Phannye, whom he met while attending the school. Huger, who has […]