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B-CU students join global protest

B-CU students join global protest

In a video appeal, young adults implore: Stop. Don’t shoot. We are Bethune women and  Cookman men and we have dreams.” BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Across the nation, throngs of college students have joined a #DontShoot campaign posing with each other, hands in the air – as witnesses say the hands of Michael […]

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

Campbell Street Elementary teacher and  student reflect on experience at all-Black school BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Geneva Loper has only good things to say about the students she and her colleagues taught at Campbell Street Elementary during the 1960s. “We had some very smart kids who have gone on to have great careers,” […]

Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

BY JAMES A DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Sunday, Aug. 10, Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach and the entire Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats football team worshipped together at the church’s annual Deacon-Deaconess Day. Mt. Carmel is led by Pastor Jeffrey D. Robinson Sr. a B-CU graduate, who has been the pastor […]

Recent B-CU grad to teach free dance classes at local centers

Recent B-CU grad to teach free dance classes at local centers

Since her freshmen year at Bethune-Cookman University, Chaleak Grier has been preparing herself to one day teach the art of dance to children in the Daytona Beach area. On the day of her graduation in May, Grier, who is from Jacksonville, received a phone call from City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services notifying her that […]

Briefs

Briefs

CareerSource Flagler Volusia seeking long-term unemployed for new program In an effort to connect businesses with local unemployed talent, CarrerSource Flagler Volusia is offering a new program called Paid Work Experience. This program will provide up to four months of wages to qualified jobseekers working at local businesses. CareerSource Flagler Volusia will screen and select […]

Getting ready for school

Getting ready for school

Parents and students line up to receive school supplies on Aug. 16 at Daisy Stocking Park during the City of Daytona Beach’s final Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway stop.  (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

State public relations  association recognizes local chapter for work with college students

State public relations association recognizes local chapter for work with college students

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recognized its Volusia/Flagler chapter last week for outstanding accomplishments at its annual conference in Orlando. The local chapter received the President’s Award for Student Development, recognizing its creative internship program for college students majoring in public relations. Students from Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson […]

Community News

Community News

Volunteers sought to read to students in Flagler, Volusia The United Way and Flagler Volunteer Services are seeking ReadingPals volunteers to read to pre-k through third grade students at local public schools for one hour a week from late September 2014 through May 2015. No experience is necessary. Flagler County schools Bunnell Elementary, Bunnell; Belle […]

Do we perpetuate Black stereotypes?

Do we perpetuate Black stereotypes?

Many African-Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these victims were all unarmed, young, Black and male. […]

Ending the payday lending debt trap

Ending the payday lending debt trap

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention. From prosecutors filing criminal charges, to grassroots activists gathering support for strong federal rules, and cable television personalities poking fun, the multi-billion dollar payday […]