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Who’s looking out for us?

Who’s looking out for us?

A disastrous pro baseball deal in Miami provides lessons for political leadership Ten years ago, the professional sports industry could have its way with local politicians anywhere in America. Many politicians seemed to think more like fans rather than as trustees of the public treasury, and they would lose their minds when it came to […]

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University’s Board of Trustees’ decision to ask Interim President Dr. Edison Jackson to be the school’s permanent president is welcome news to many Daytona Beach residents and supporters of the school. Upon learning that Jackson had accepted the position, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said the president’s unique vision, […]

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on  Saturday

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Renee “LadyByrd” Burgess is a minority within several minorities. She is Black, female, a single mom, and she is HIV positive. Burgess found out she was HIV positive after learning she was pregnant. She said she was infected in 2007 by her husband who had knowingly infected her without telling […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY TAMARA PATRICK Dr. Edison Jackson, who has served as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president since last May, was named the university’s sixth president last week by B-CU’s Board of Trustees. His tenure began immediately and will conclude on July 1, 2016. The Daytona Times asked B-CU students: What are your thoughts on Dr. Jackson […]

Tuskegee Airmen, exhibit coming back to Volusia

Tuskegee Airmen, exhibit coming back to Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Tuskegee Airmen are set to return to Daytona Beach next month. The legendary Black pilot war heroes will be on hand for the ‘The Rise Above Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Traveling Exhibit,’’ which tells their story. The exhibit will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 3-4 […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Easter Seals to hold free developmental screening event Easter Seals is offering a free developmental screening event on April 20 with appointments available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with a qualified Ages & Stages Questionnaire evaluator to help assess your child’s individual progress toward typical milestones. The results will help you see […]

EASTER EVENTS

EASTER EVENTS

Resurrection service at News-Journal Center Hope Fellowship Church invites the public to Resurrection Sunday service at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., on March 31 at 10 a.m. Bishop Derek Triplett will deliver the sermon. More information: 386-226-1122. Musical at Harbor Baptist An Easter musical celebration, entitled “It Is Finished,” tells the meaning and […]

Cultural society honors members at luncheon

Cultural society honors members at luncheon

Richard Barnes, former Board of Directors chairman, greeted the crowd at an annual 2013 Awards Luncheon presented by the African American Cultural Society (AACS). He capably touted the honorees’ involvement. Elegant, impeccable table settings were visible and indicators of the talented members in the organization. Edward Tucker Caterers had returned with Donald Bryant for his […]

Volusia-Flagler family YMCA wins grant

Volusia-Flagler family YMCA wins grant

The state Department of Health Injury Prevention Program awarded a grant to the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, which will give older adults the opportunity to participate in a program proven to substantially prevent their risk of falling. The grant will allow for a limited number of full scholarships in tai chi: Moving for Better Balance, […]

White media masquerading as Black

White media masquerading as Black

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, released his long awaited report last week called the Growth and Opportunity Project. It is basically a post mortem of last November’s election results and lessons learned. The report stated the obvious: The Republican Party had problems with key demographic groups such as Blacks and Hispanics. To […]

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