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Black leaders fail to hold Obama accountable

Black leaders fail to hold Obama accountable

How many African-Americans know that the president of the United States (POTUS) recently met with their leaders? How many among the African-American population know what the meeting agenda entailed, who was there, and what was accomplished at, or subsequent to it, regarding our plight and problems? Late Black History Month 2013, the POTUS had Blacks […]

Banks continue to peddle payday loans to Blacks disproportionately

Banks continue to peddle payday loans to Blacks disproportionately

In today’s challenging financial times, the cost of living finds many consumers with an ongoing financial challenge to hold on until their next payday arrives. In its latest report on bank payday lending, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) found that although participating banks claim that their payday loan products are only for short-term emergencies […]

Race, Venezuela and legacy of Hugo Chavez

Race, Venezuela and legacy of Hugo Chavez

In January 2004, as the president of TransAfrica Forum, I had the honor of leading the first African-American delegation to meet with the leaders of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. It was important for us to conduct this visit in order to better understand what was transpiring but also to get a better sense of race, the […]

Volusia votes to take HAAA board appointment from only Black rep

Volusia votes to take HAAA board appointment from only Black rep

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Council’s only Black representative is upset that a majority of her council members voted Feb. 28 to reduce the number of people she can appoint to the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA). The vote of the council comes as attorney Ted Doran, who County Council At-large Member Joyce […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland’s lone Black baseball player about helping team BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Marquise Edwards is a junior at Mainland High School who has a 3.0 grade point average with math as his favorite subject. Edwards also plays first base and pitcher for the Buccaneers baseball team where he is the only Black player. Ironically, […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Track and bowling highlight Wildcats sports action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Lady Wildcats’ bowling team went 2-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Championships at AMF Chesapeake Lanes in Chesapeake, Va. Bethune-Cookman (60-65) is currently ranked 20th in the latest National TinPin Coaches Association poll. B-CU entered the MEAC tournament as the sixth […]

No-shows by most elected officials irk F.A.I.T.H.

No-shows by most elected officials irk F.A.I.T.H.

Few that show up pledge to do something about Volusia’s jobless and homeless issues BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 2,000 Volusia County residents packed the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 for F.A.I.T.H.’s (Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony) annual Action Assembly. Just a few elected representatives were present […]

Dutton to speak, Wright to sing at Daytona NAACP banquet

Dutton to speak, Wright to sing at Daytona NAACP banquet

For more information on the banquet Call the NAACP office at 386-255-3736 or stop by the office at the John H. Dickerson Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Actor and civil rights activist Charles Dutton will be the speaker for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s […]

State data shows there are qualified minorities for Speedway renovation

State data shows there are qualified minorities for Speedway renovation

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories on the plight of minority contractors who try to get work on major construction projects. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Saying there are no Volusia County minority contractors is not an excuse Daytona International Speedway officials can use when they begin work on […]

Henrys denounce gun violence, tout education at slain teen’s funeral

Henrys denounce gun violence, tout education at slain teen’s funeral

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 300 people, some standing, packed New Life World Ministries’ sanctuary in Daytona Beach last Saturday for the funeral of Ji’Ron Jeffrey Dent, also known as “Boobie.’’ Dent 17, died on March 7 from a gunshot wound suffered two days earlier during an incident that took place in the […]