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Black auto buyers get a raw deal

Black auto buyers get a raw deal

With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, more than 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. After most automobile purchases, many consumers wonder whether the […]

The real terrorists in the U.S.

The real terrorists in the U.S.

I would wager that you have had this experience. It has happened to me on more than one occasion. I am going through security at an airport, standing behind a White person. They go through screening, and perhaps they are pulled over for an extra inspection. Frustrated by the situation, they either say – explicitly […]

NFL keeps fumbling

NFL keeps fumbling

I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy swirling around pro athletes and the National Football League (NFL) in particular. With all the accusations about domestic violence and child abuse consuming the NFL, I wonder why the public wants to hold athletes to a standard that they don’t want to live by. Home/work separation […]

Was ‘Fleet’ Walker the first Black in Major League?

Was ‘Fleet’ Walker the first Black in Major League?

Great grand nephew among those embracing legacy of pioneer Ohio baseball player BY ZACH HELFAND LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. Years ago, Palmer’s grandmother told him the story of the man […]

B-CU to observe Church and Community Day on Saturday

B-CU to observe Church and Community Day on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman will celebrate its 20th Annual Church and Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Wildcats host Florida Tech at 4 p.m. in Municipal Stadium. Area ministers will serve as honorary game captains for the 12th-ranked Wildcats and will participate in the team’s Legacy Walk upon arrival at the stadium two […]

Congressional leaders join Black churches for ‘Freedom Summer’

Congressional leaders join Black churches for ‘Freedom Summer’

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot […]

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An additional 50 body cameras have been requested by the Daytona Beach Police Department to the City of Daytona Beach. The Axon Flex body cameras used by law enforcement total $204,103 including associated mounting hardware, camera docking stations, hosted software service, data storage and hardware maintenance from Taser International. […]

Health educator takes stand against smoking

Health educator takes stand against smoking

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Charles Bethune is the new Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The Mainland High School and Bethune-Cookman University graduate has been working to establish Volusia County SWAT clubs for the 2014-2015 school year at local Volusia County middle schools. SWAT […]

Reed recognized for accomplishments

Reed recognized for accomplishments

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed was recognized by Bethune-Cookman University and Onyx Magazine Sept. 10 during a reception held at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center for her commitment of support to the university and for other civic accomplishments. Onyx is a Florida-based publication that focuses on the accomplishments of […]

People Speak

People Speak

COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS Corporal punishment – Yes or no? In the wake of child abuse allegations brought against NFL star running back Adrian Peterson, the question of how to discipline children again has taken the national spotlight. Laws vary from state to state but at home, corporal punishment is technically legal in all […]