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Flagler NAACP commends members, hears ‘rising voice’

Flagler NAACP commends members, hears ‘rising voice’

Commemorations focused on Marie Winston McCray with the Flagler NAACP President’s Award; Larry L. Gaines, outstanding service to the branch, and the late Dr. Monroe Allen Gilbert, outstanding service to the community. The branch awards by Linda Sharpe Haywood, president, were presented Saturday at a luncheon at Halifax Plantation Golf Club, Ormond Beach. John Winston was […]

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

Join Daytona State College professor of history, Leonard Lempel, and guest colleagues for discussions immediately following each film in the series: “Civil Rights – The Long Freedom Struggle.” This film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission by donation. “Boycott,’’ directed […]

Community News

Community News

Daytona State continues among top 100 Community College Week, one of the nation’s leading publications focusing on higher education institutions that offer two-year associate degrees, has named Daytona State College among its list of top 100 associate-degree producers. Daytona State ranked 35th nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree, for the second consecutive year, among […]

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis. Of course, millions […]

Our own worst enemy

Our own worst enemy

Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for their loyalty. They constantly deliver victory to Democrats, only to see the spoils of victory […]

Ebola won’t block my return to the Motherland

Ebola won’t block my return to the Motherland

Is it me or does it seem like the powers that be are trying to have an Ebola virus scare in the United States? With all our technology, body scans at the airport, top-flight doctors etc. how did someone get in the country by lying on his questionnaire and then accidentally released from the hospital […]

Countering voter suppression moves

Countering voter suppression moves

The Supreme Court recently blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access for tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress the vote. In North Carolina, the appeals court granted an injunction to restore same day […]

A big weekend for Wildcats

A big weekend for Wildcats

B-CU faces Howard for Homecoming FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman is celebrating Homecoming this week and will face Howard University on the gridiron at 4 p.m. Saturday at Municipal Stadium. B-CU goes in to the game ranked No. 17 with four wins and one loss. Howard’s only win so far has come from a 35-17 defeat […]

NASCAR notebook: Goodyear responds to drivers’ tire complaints

NASCAR notebook: Goodyear responds to drivers’ tire complaints

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) After a closer analysis, a perceived “tire problem” during Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway isn’t that much of a mystery, Goodyear officials said Tuesday. Seven drivers during the race complained of experiencing issues with their tires — several of them Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers […]

City hears result of homeless research

City hears result of homeless research

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A presentation, action plan and recommendation on the city and county’s growing homeless problem was presented by Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D., at Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The commission chambers were standing room only as over a dozen people addressed the commission on the hot topic. […]