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Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach hosted an open house on July 30 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center. The purpose of the gathering was to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center and to solicit input on what additional programs might […]

Triplett to host Aug. 15 gathering of Black boys and men

Triplett to host Aug. 15 gathering of Black boys and men

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bishop Derek Triplett of Hope Fellowship is asking Black male youth and men to come together once again at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center on Aug. 15. This time the discussion will center on “The Value of Black Men in America.’’ A similar talk took place last month at the […]

Harpers celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Harpers celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Ann and Arthur Harper were married in Holly Hill on Aug. 16, 1958. They have two living children, James and Tammie. James is senior writer for the Daytona Times. Tammie works for Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Their first-born daughter, Pricilla, died in 1960. Arthur Harper was born near Metta, Ga., while his wife was born […]

The GOP’s Whites-only gambit

The GOP’s Whites-only gambit

The Republican Party, which has lost the last two presidential elections by appealing to the worst racial attitudes of White conservative voters, has come up with what it declares is a winning strategy for 2016: Appeal to the worst racial attitudes of White conservative and White Democratic-leaning voters. The conservative echo chamber of political operatives […]

Why are Republicans trying to make it more difficult to vote?

Why are Republicans trying to make it more difficult to vote?

Prior to the 2012 elections, I found myself in a discussion with a colleague concerning Republican efforts at what has come to be known as “voter suppression.” I was informing this person, who is well educated, that voter fraud is not a problem of any significance in the U.S.A. This individual rejected my contention, arguing […]

Student loan debt reduces lifetime wealth

Student loan debt reduces lifetime wealth

A new research report on America’s still-growing student loan debt found that its financial effects can last a lifetime. According to Demos, a national, nonpartisan public policy organization, 39 million Americans have used student loans to fund college education. An education debt of $53,000 will lead to a $208,000 lifetime loss of wealth. If current […]

Obama has presided over the worst economy for Blacks

Obama has presided over the worst economy for Blacks

As the country and the world begin to focus on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, this is a good time to revisit the real goals of the March. Of course, it is most remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Official, it was the […]

Fox to compete heavily for more sports viewers

Fox to compete heavily for more sports viewers

Cable network launching two sports channels BY JOE FLINT LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT “I think it’s time for ESPN to get a little competition, don’t you?” That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of […]

B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

Athletics department beefs up social media during summer campaign FROM STAFF REPORTS Throughout the summer, B-CU has held a social media campaign with Wildcats fan having the opportunity to win tickets, prizes, see pictures and get more information on the 2013 football season. Bethune-Cookman’s season opener is Sept. 1 at Tennessee State in Nashville. Fans […]

‘New phase, new hair’ for RG3

‘New phase, new hair’ for RG3

EURWEB.COM Announcing “new phase, new hair,” Robert Griffin III showed showed off his new cornrows Monday afternoon at Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. The quarterback joked with reporters that he wanted a new look while preparing for the 2013 season. He ditched his old, loose braids for the tighter look. “The guys love […]