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Supreme Court on Shelby County v. Holder by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

Supreme Court on Shelby County v. Holder by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

W.E.B. DuBois said, “The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?” When it comes to fair voting, we came up short again. Most of our coalition had to struggle to gain the right to vote. The decision of the Court in Shelby County v. Holder threatens […]

Sean Hannity’s Black Conservatives By A. Peter Bailey

Sean Hannity’s Black Conservatives By A. Peter Bailey

  As anyone who regularly reads this column knows, I have absolutely no regard for Sean Hannity, the obnoxious, right-wing talk show propagandist for Fox News. However, journalistic reasons compel me to occasionally watch him deliver his spiel to those who believe that they must “take back” their country from alien forces. A recent such […]

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M University’s now infamous Marching 100 Band is free to march again. Interim President Larry Robinson announced June 27 that the school is lifting a suspension imposed in the wake of the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, according to Tallahassee, Fla. ABC affiliate WXTL. Champion, 26, was found dead in a bus […]

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Commissioner Paula Reed upset at dwindling number of African-Americans and women on Daytona payroll BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm said during last week’s commission meeting that when the late Mayor Yvonne Scarlett Golden was mayor from 2003 to 2006 “she addressed the issue of diversity as well as issues […]

This far by faith

This far by faith

Mt. Bethel celebrates 128th anniversary Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church celebrated its 128th-year history with a special service at the church on June 23. The Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Hudson is currently interim pastor of the church. At the service, retired Volusia County educator Eartha Sims Watson gave an overview of the church’s rich history. […]

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has been granted a July 1 hearing after the school’s attorneys filed a motion for dismissal in a case in which the mother alleges that her son died as a result of hazing while pledging a fraternity at B-CU. On behalf of her son, Marcus Thomas, Michelle Thomas […]

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two Daytona Beach commissioners recently verbally attacked Central Florida Community Development Corporation CEO Gerald Chester and threatened to default on a loan he received from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which he used to construct and open a restaurant, ice cream shop and renovate an apartment complex in Midtown. But […]

Remembering Mt. Bethel’s 128 years

Remembering Mt. Bethel’s 128 years

Eartha Sims Watson recounts church’s history during celebration this month Editor’s note: Retired Volusia County Educator Eartha Sims Watson gave a “glimpse” of Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church’s 128 year history on June 23 at the church. Here is an excerpt of her speech. Watson, 67, has been lifelong member of the church. Her father, […]

Nation’s first Black paratrooper Walter Morris continues to make a difference in Flagler

Nation’s first Black paratrooper Walter Morris continues to make a difference in Flagler

A revered person in Palm Coast once mentioned that I should resonate stories about people because generally no one will tell our story but us. And so, my story of Walter Morris resonates a collaboration with Madalin Olivia Trigg Price, Ph.D. En route, Dr. Price charted her course in radio, TV and film. She’s a retired faculty […]

McFadden to speak at Mt. Zion’s women conference

McFadden to speak at Mt. Zion’s women conference

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Claudette McFadden will be the guest speaker at the “Fruit of the Spirit” Women’s Conference June 29-30 at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. On Saturday, the conference begins at 9 a.m. continues Sunday during the regular worship service, which starts at 10:45 a.m. “The conference […]