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Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they had not committed, the court […]

Education: The new commodity

Education: The new commodity

The United Negro College fund has the slogan, ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste.’ Without question, that statement rang true when it was initiated and still holds true to this very day. The need for quality education is crucial in today’s world of global competition. The days of simply going to high school […]

Part II: Lessons of Ferguson: Criminal justice system on trial in America

Part II: Lessons of Ferguson: Criminal justice system on trial in America

The funeral is over. The protests have died down. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Missouri are beginning to turn. Last week a St. Louis County grand jury convened to consider whether to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown. As I […]

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

The Halifax Health – Center for Urology’s free men’s prostate health event is Friday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Health Medical Center, Professional Building, 311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 360, Daytona Beach. This free, community education program will include prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, which can help […]

How to help children cope with traumatic events

How to help children cope with traumatic events

Events like those in Ferguson can cause anxiety, fear, stress BY SANDRA JORDAN MCT Whether you saw it first-hand on the streets, on smart phones or on your television at home, the graphic and disturbing images of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the ensuing demonstrations and violent aggression toward protests by night, […]

Wildcats to tangle with Grambling Tigers Saturday

Wildcats to tangle with Grambling Tigers Saturday

Bethune-Cookman’s football team faces the Grambling State University Tigers at Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium on Sept. 13 in a 4 p.m. game. The Wildcats won their first game of the season on Aug. 30 when they defeated the Florida International University Golden Panthers 14-12. For more on the Wildcats’ roster and schedule, visit […]

B-CU adds 7-foot center to basketball roster

B-CU adds 7-foot center to basketball roster

Bethune-Cookman Head Coach Gravelle Craig has announced the addition of Ugo Okam, a 7-0 center transferring from Harvard University to the Wildcat roster. Okam saw action for the Crimson’s 2011-12 Ivy League championship team, who made Harvard’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 1946 when it faced Vanderbilt in the second round. The native of Nigeria […]

Event unveils Apple Pay, Apple Watch, two kinds of iPhone 6

Event unveils Apple Pay, Apple Watch, two kinds of iPhone 6

LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) The two-hour-long Apple event wrapped up in Cupertino, Calif. with a live performance by U2. The appearance by Bono and band mates, which had been rumored, brought enthusiastic applause from the crowd. The band’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was then released on iTunes for free. CEO Tim Cook touted it […]

Facts to know about Land Development Code

Facts to know about Land Development Code

Final draft of city’s LDC ready for review BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Land Development Code rewrite project is in its final review stage before being submitted to the City Commission for adoption. The project began three years ago. “The purpose of the rewrite is so that it will be easier […]

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Less than a quarter of registered voters cast their vote for the primary election, according to reports released by the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office. Voter turnout was a meager 23 percent. “We were disappointed in the primary election turnout,” Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach […]