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Recount completed, Cusack faces Northey in Volusia at-large race

Recount completed, Cusack faces Northey in Volusia at-large race

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Canvassing Board has finished the machine recount in the Volusia County Council at-large election. As reported in last week’s Daytona Times, the state-mandated recount for the hotly contested seat was under way following the Aug. 26 primary. Frontrunner Joyce Cusack, the incumbent at-large council member, had […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

New magazine to follow high school sports High School Sports Spotlight is a new magazine highlighting student athletes, teams, athletic activities, coaches and schools in Volusia County. The magazine is slated to be a monthly publication scheduled to debut in October and run throughout the school year. High School Sports Spotlight will focus on student […]

CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

On the very day that Michael Brown, the slain teenager from Ferguson, Mo., was buried, the Congressional Black Caucus made a major announcement. They sent a letter complaining to President Obama. Yep, you heard correctly. They took the bold move of asking the president to investigate issues of racism and discrimination within local law enforcement […]

Back to school, back to basics

Back to school, back to basics

Between early August and late September, students are going back to school. Before they go to school, though, they and their parents will hit the malls and stationary stores to prepare for their return. Retailers say that students and their parents will spend $75 billion on back to school items, and clothing represents about a […]

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed Black men

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed Black men

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African-American – and trying to cover it up – they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly true in the […]

Marching to the ballot box

Marching to the ballot box

It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice. The truth is that across the United States of America, […]

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

Young brothers share struggles and successes after leaving nationally recognized charter school BY LOLLY BOWEAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) CHICAGO — As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor […]

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can it be replicated?

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can it be replicated?

Research experts believe ALS Association campaign could have a ‘rising tide lifts all boats’ effect BY MARTHA ROSS SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS (MCT) SAN JOSE, Calif. — In today’s world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the jackpot — and created a social media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit. […]

What a difference bodycams make

What a difference bodycams make

Incidents in Daytona show importance of police officers using body cameras BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on Sept. 25, 2013 around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The officers kicked down a door and saw 32-year-old Jermaine Green with a knife […]

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Davis defeats Brown for District 3 seat; recount in Volusia at large contest BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, made local history Tuesday night when she was elected the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat. Davis handily won the seat with 72.69 […]