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Who built what?

Who built what?

The Republican National Convention’s theme was, “We Built This.”  One of the speakers was Sher Valenzuela, a Delaware businesswoman who happens to be Latina. She touted the success of her upholstery business and implied it thrived because of her hard work. That’s only partly true. She also thrived because she started out with $2 million […]

White racism in a green jacket

White racism in a green jacket

Condoleezza Rice has a book titled: “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.’’ The question is “how high an honor” does the former secretary of state consider her invitation for membership in the Augusta National Golf Club? Racism has always been a major issue in the United States. Formal racial discrimination was largely […]

Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is to highlight the sharp contrast between the policies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent. Republicans concluded their national convention in Tampa and for the first time in 60 years, the GOP nominee didn’t make the argument that […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland tops DeLand BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a defensive battle, Mainland outlasted DeLand 19-3 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach last week. “We had Jontay Byrd and Quinton Powell back this week, which made a big difference. They are our defensive captains. Our defense played extremely well,” said Mainland Head Coach Scott Wilson. […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats wear down Alabama State, win MEAC/SWAC Challenge BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman erased a 21-point deficit to beat Alabama State 38-28 in MEAC/SWAC Challenge in front of 17,410 fans at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. “Our kids are buying into our philosophy of staying in the moment. We stayed the course and went […]