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Faux Republicans ‘can’t handle the truth’

Faux Republicans ‘can’t handle the truth’

Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and its chairman, Reince Priebus hosted a great 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington. It was truly wonderful to see the best of what America stands for. In attendance were Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, males and females. In other words, it was […]

No Rosa Park moment for Keystone opponents

No Rosa Park moment for Keystone opponents

Fifty years ago on this Aug. 28, hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered in our nation’s capital to fight for racial equality. The March on Washington proved to be a turning point in one of the most profound moral crises our country has ever faced. But in the half century since, the rhetoric of racial […]

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st- century students with the renovation and new construction of the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project took place Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility. Harrison Rhodes was built in 1941 as Bethune-Cookman’s first library. The […]

Mural highlights the history of Ormond Beach

Mural highlights the history of Ormond Beach

FROM STAFF REPORTS “Faces of Pride, Then and Now,” a mural of Ormond Beach residents and others was unveiled again during a special ceremony on Aug. 25 at the South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave. The mural has been framed and protected with Plexiglas to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. It was […]

Halifax Health to present free music therapy programs

Halifax Health to present free music therapy programs

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Sept. 12-13, Halifax Health will present Music Therapy – A Compliment to Cancer Care featuring presentations by music therapist Hakeem Leonard. The Sept. 12 program takes place in the Halifax Health Medical Center Auditorium, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The program, which is free and open to […]

Wildcats kick off football season at No. 23 in FCS poll

Wildcats kick off football season at No. 23 in FCS poll

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats enter the 2013 season at No. 23 in The Sports Network FCS Preseason Top 25, it was announced earlier this month by The Sports Network office in Philadelphia. This is the first time the Wildcats have been a member of the network’s preseason poll under head coach Brian […]

Doc Rivers’ skills at strategy and motivation are needed

Doc Rivers’ skills at strategy and motivation are needed

BY HELENE ELLIOTT LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT LOS ANGELES — Because Doc Rivers had played one season for the Clippers, he pretty much knew where he wanted to live when he moved to Los Angeles to become their coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. He didn’t know how odd the whole experience would feel […]

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders and scholarship winners

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders and scholarship winners

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, and Charlie Lydecker, Brown & Brown’s retail division president, were recognized for outstanding community service Aug. 17 at the Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation annual Charity Gala at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Also acknowledged during the program were Embassy of Hope […]

‘An honor guard of strong, positive men’

‘An honor guard of strong, positive men’

Elementary students greeted by Black male role models on first day of school BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES When Turie T. Small Elementary School students arrived at school on Monday, they were welcomed by a large contingent of Black males. The 100 or so new faces the children saw at their school were part of […]

Hundreds support fired beach officer on Facebook

Hundreds support fired beach officer on Facebook

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Beach Patrol officer fired for “offensive’’ text messages and pictures sent while on duty will appeal his dismissal. Jason Harr, attorney for Todd Snipes, sent a request to be heard on Aug. 13 to the county’s human resources office via fax and through the U.S. Postal Service. […]