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Is the GOP ready to welcome Blacks?

Is the GOP ready to welcome Blacks?

Since the Republicans’ takeover of Congress on Nov. 4, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from many of my friends who are Democrats indicating that they are ready to join the Republican Party. My dilemma is that I am not quite sure the Republican Party is ready to receive them. I began to […]

We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact we had elected a Black president. I suggested we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work it would surely take for us to […]

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Hundreds of students attend recruitment conference in D.C. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, president and […]

Another Classic win for the Wildcats?

Another Classic win for the Wildcats?

Bethune-Cookman meets Florida A&M again this Saturday in the annual Florida Blue Florida Classic. The teams take to the gridiron at the reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl. The Florida Classic is the nation’s largest HBCU rivalry. B-CU will take on FAMU for the 69th time and the 35th time as part of the Florida Blue Florida […]

B-CU loses to Hampton 40-35

B-CU loses to Hampton 40-35

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Another fourth-quarter comeback eluded No. 18 Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 13 as Hampton held off the Wildcats, 40-35 in a nationally televised ESPNU contest held inside Armstrong Stadium. Hampton quarterback and Orlando native Jerrell Antoine threw for 249 yards and five touchdowns as the Pirates (3-8 overall, 2-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) jumped […]

Harvick wins Homestead race and Sprint Cup championship

Harvick wins Homestead race and Sprint Cup championship

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) HOMESTEAD — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday’s Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is Harvick’s first and in his […]

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Health insurance enrollment event to be held Sunday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this weekend. Henry, along with the City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center, will host an enrollment event […]

Proactive approach to gang culture

Proactive approach to gang culture

Schools, law enforcement unite to educate community on local activity BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gang activity and prevention was the topic of discussion at a workshop-style gathering held Tuesday evening in Daytona Beach. The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of […]

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

By Valerie Whitney Special to the Daytona Times When actress Janet Hubert first read the script for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” it noted that the prototype for the role of Aunt Vivian was a “Denise Nicholas type,” which in industry lingo meant a fair-skinned Black woman. When Hubert showed up at the audition, Nicholas […]

‘A long time coming’ for new Palm Coast City Hall

‘A long time coming’ for new Palm Coast City Hall

A groundbreaking ceremony for a $6.9-million waterfront City Hall provided a unique opportunity to celebrate the construction in the City of Palm Coast. It was the recent pronouncement by Mayor Jon Netts that Phase I construction will begin this month in Central Park, north of the lake on Lake Avenue in Town Center. A crowd […]