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Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]

Minister launches magazine at Anointed Release Party

Minister launches magazine at Anointed Release Party

Charlene Cothran Ministries had a winning combination with VICTORY magazine’s Anointed Release Party and Launch Ceremony. Headlining were: Pastor Riva Tims, praise, entertainment and a silent auction – “serve-yourselves” canapes and dessert – and celebrating America’s birthday. The Rev. Charlene Cothran stepped into full-time ministry over six years ago after becoming “the former publisher of […]

Community Calendar for July 12 – July 18, 2012

Community Calendar for July 12 – July 18, 2012

Signup begins for Citizens Academy Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 through Oct. 30. The final class is scheduled Nov. 12. There is no charge for the program, […]

Community Events

Community Events

Butts Miracle Temple plans Holy Convocation Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ will be holding its annual Holy Convocation July 17-20. The event will be held each morning at 10 a.m. and nightly at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Evangelist Beverly Crawford, Tuesday night; Bishop Johnny Anderson, Wednesday night; Overseer/Mother Willie Mae […]

Racism is the real issue

Racism is the real issue

Recently, the New York Times published an article about the dismal employment prospects of Black men and women in New York City. Less than half of all Black adults in that city are working – a figure worse than for Whites, Asians or Latinos. The rates for unemployment, underemployment, and duration of unemployment between jobs […]

Mitt Romney gets a free pass

Mitt Romney gets a free pass

One of the most remarkable things about Mitt Romney’s run for the White House is that the presumptive Republican nominee is allowed to attack President Obama on everything from saving the automobile industry to immigration. Yet, the news media rarely point out that Romney is against many things – especially if proposed by President Obama […]

House seeks to undermine consumer financial protection

House seeks to undermine consumer financial protection

In the aftermath of the successful effort to better protect consumer finances, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now facing a forceful effort to undermine its mission and operation. Even before CFPB reaches its first anniversary of operation, proposed federal legislation that would exempt a variety of non-bank lenders has attracted 19 co-sponsors from various […]

Has Dred Scott risen again?

Has Dred Scott risen again?

Growing up, I learned a lot about the Dred Scott legal decision. The parallels I see between it and the 2012 Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) strike me. For those who need a historical refresher, Dred Scott was born a slave in Virginia between 1795 and 1800.  After the death of […]

Race fans: More diversity needed but still a good time

Race fans: More diversity needed but still a good time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Each year, Daytona hosts two NASCAR race weekends at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of auto racing, is held in February while the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race, which happens in July. NASCAR Jalapeño 250 Nationwide Series […]

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Montford Point Marines honored during ceremony last month in D.C. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A group of African-American Marines from Volusia and Flagler counties who broke the color barrier during World War II were among hundreds who received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 27. Dr. James […]