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Archery enthusiasts make their mark at Senior Games

Archery enthusiasts make their mark at Senior Games

The City of Palm Coast was the latest hot spot at Town Center to host the Senior Games, charting the Ormond Beach games set in motion some 30 years ago. Sights were set on the competition in archery by seniors. Casey Ryan, event coordinator for the City of Palm Coast, targeted archer James Brown to […]

Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library

Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Nancy Long, a retired Bethune-Cookman University professor, will be discussing highlights from her book, “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’’ in a new series of programs on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The series is Connecting with the Community. The Nov. 16 talk will be held […]

Former health official in Volusia appointed to new state job

Former health official in Volusia appointed to new state job

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced last week that Dr. Celeste Philip is the new deputy secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS).  Philip has served as the interim deputy secretary since June of this year. “Dr. Philip is a proven leader in public health […]

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association (HRA) has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since 1999. Halifax Rowing Association, located in Daytona Beach, will use the grant funds to begin construction of an […]

Black folks still dealing with sell-outs

Black folks still dealing with sell-outs

During the enslavement period of Africans in America, the Meritorious Manumission Act of 1710 was enacted in Virginia. It was the legal act of freeing a slave for “good deeds,” as defined by the national public policy, and could be granted to a slave who saved the life of a White master or his property, […]

HBCUs not attracting top athletes

HBCUs not attracting top athletes

It has recently been in the press the financial woes of the Grambling State University football team. Players boycotted traveling to a game in nearby Jackson, Miss., down the road on Interstate 20. They protested the lack of funding as reflected in their locker room facilities, traveling by bus instead of airplane and missing some […]

Poor Whites blaming the wrong people

Poor Whites blaming the wrong people

I read a very sad article in the Washington Post on Oct. 29. It concerned the base of the Tea Party movement, and specifically focused on some economically distressed Whites living in Georgia. They, like many other residents of Tea Party-controlled Congressional districts, are suffering under the weight of an economy that will not get […]

B-CU’s Brown named MEAC Lineman of the Week

B-CU’s Brown named MEAC Lineman of the Week

FROM WIRE REPORTS NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman’s Rashard Brown has been tabbed this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Lineman of the Week, released Monday afternoon from the conference office in Norfolk, Va. Brown, a 6-3, 305-pound senior from Kissimmee graded out with the highest percentage of any Wildcats performer along the line following B-CU’s 38-14 […]

Jimmie Johnson dominates race at AAA 500 in Texas

Jimmie Johnson dominates race at AAA 500 in Texas

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT FORT WORTH, Texas — Another item knocked off the 2013 bucket list for Jimmie Johnson. Johnson entered Sunday’s AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway having yet to win on a 1.5-mile speedway this season — the most common type of track on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Cross that off. […]

Proposed slave museum site in Virginia becomes baseball field

Proposed slave museum site in Virginia becomes baseball field

BY JOEY MATTHEWS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Minor league baseball will be played at the Fredericksburg site where former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder once envisioned an impressive state-of-the-art slavery museum. Wilder, Virginia governor from 1990 to 1994 and America’s first elected Black governor, first envisioned a national slavery museum in 1992 after a trip […]