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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

Our 10-point plan for police accountability

“…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African-American or Latino.” – President Barack Obama in an interview with BET Networks The phenomenon we […]

B-CU starts track and field season Jan. 9

B-CU starts track and field season Jan. 9

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES After some schedule adjustments to maximize opportunities for the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s champion Wildcats, Bethune-Cookman Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Donald Cooper announced the 2014-15 indoor and outdoor schedules last week. “First of all, we definitely wanted a competitive schedule for our elite-level athletes,” Cooper […]

Bryant passes Jordan as NBA’s third leading scorer

Bryant passes Jordan as NBA’s third leading scorer

BY MIKE BRESNAHAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — For all the hardware he’d accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA’s third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference. A green plastic bucket filled with ice. It was carried into a […]

Friends throw surprise party for Ray and Janay Rice

Friends throw surprise party for Ray and Janay Rice

FROM WIRE REPORTS Friends of Ray and Janay Rice threw them a surprise party Monday night to celebrate being in Baltimore for seven years. He may not be on the city’s NFL team anymore, but it didn’t stop the drinks from flowing. TMZ reported: “Janay posted a few pics from the party at their home […]

Mariota makes history as first Oregon player to win Heisman

Mariota makes history as first Oregon player to win Heisman

BY CHRIS DUFRESNE LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed. It was a foregone […]

More time needed for land development code

More time needed for land development code

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners say they will need more time before they take a final vote on the city’s land development code. At the last meeting of the city commission on Dec. 3, they approved a number of changes and additions to the code previously. However, the decision on the […]

Time to light up Midtown

Time to light up Midtown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Holly Hill’s 55th annual Christmas parade (pictured above) was held on Dec. 6. The celebrations continue in Daytona Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13 with the annual Light Up Midtown parade and health fair. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will consist of area high school, […]

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Cartoonist Ron Bryant has been featured in newspapers and magazines the world over, reaching fans from Daytona to Atlanta, Nigeria to Germany discussing issues mainstream media refuse to acknowledge. Most recently, Bryant created quite the buzz after an illustration he drew depicting hip-hop superstar Nikki Minaj was shared thousands […]

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – When St. Augustine Republican John Thrasher left the Senate last month to become president of Florida State University, his departure created a domino effect that will lead to three special legislative elections in early 2015. But it hasn’t taken long for campaign donors in Northeast […]

At D.C. funeral, Marion Barry hailed as hero

At D.C. funeral, Marion Barry hailed as hero

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Marion Barry, the Washington, D.C. mayor who soared above all odds to become one of Black America’s most storied and most popular politicians, has been eulogized as a hero. “He was a hero – more than a champion. When champions win, they ride the people’s shoulders. When heroes win, the people […]