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Inner Cities Need Disaster Relief Too By Jesse Jackson

Inner Cities Need Disaster Relief Too By Jesse Jackson

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago on disaster recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which caused an estimated $39 billion in damage in New Jersey. Christie talked through the plans for rebuilding after the initial steps to get power and water back […]

In Defense of a Good Man By Dr. E. Faye Williams

In Defense of a Good Man By Dr. E. Faye Williams

I express my feelings directly. While maintaining civility, I have no difficulty expressing the truth as I see it. One such situation involves our current US Attorney General, Eric Holder, who, despite a long career in service to this country, has been targeted for professional destruction by conservative political elements. For those of short memory, […]

The Minimum Wage for the Least and Left Out

The Minimum Wage for the Least and Left Out

It seems that the term “poverty” has been sidelined from our national discourse, even though 15 percent of all Americans, and 26 percent of African Americans experience poverty. The Fair Labor Standards Act was signed on June 25, 1938, seventy-five years ago, so perhaps this is a good time to explore the roots of the […]

Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Salecia Johnson ASHEVILLE, N.C.  – Salecia Johnson, age 6, grew frustrated in her Milledgeville, Ga., kindergarten class last year and erupted into a temper tantrum. Unfortunately, it’s something that mothers sometimes must confront with raising young children. But what happened next was not routine, nor should it be happening to Salecia or any other children. […]

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the National Science Foundation. The proportion of doctorates awarded to Blacks by tertiary education institutions in the United States rose from 4.2 percent in 1991 to 6.1 percent in 2011. In the […]

Daytona wants to sell 53 Midtown parcels

Daytona wants to sell 53 Midtown parcels

Mayor says proceeds from sale of lots should be reinvested back into Midtown CRA, not put in city’s general fund BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Seven parcels of land on Whitehall Street. Four lots on Wallace Street.  Seven lots on Cedar Street. Three on South Street. Three on Fulton Street. These are just some of […]

Celebrating Black history in June

Celebrating Black history in June

Thousands participate in Daytona’s Juneteenth events Thousands participated in Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth Celebration last weekend, which included recognition of 20 Hometown Heroes.  Click here for more on the Juneteenth banquet and festival.

Sharpton to speak at Greater Friendship for Durham’s 10th anniversary

Sharpton to speak at Greater Friendship for Durham’s 10th anniversary

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Rev. Al Sharpton will be the featured speaker at Dr. L. Ronald Durham’s 10-year anniversary celebration slated for Aug. 16 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Durham, who hails from New Jersey, knows the civil rights leader personally and worked with him last year in […]

Green flag waved for Speedway project

Green flag waved for Speedway project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood confirmed during a press teleconference Tuesday that his organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified locals, women and minority firms can participate in the nearly $400 million renovation project. Chitwood […]

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

FROM STAFF REPORTS Herman “Kenny” Perry, former assistant coach of the Atlantic High School girls basketball team, died May 24 at Florida Memorial Hospital. The Atlantic girls basketball team hosted an alumni game in April to help Perry who had recently suffered a massive stroke. In April, George Butts, head coach of the girls basketball […]