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Daytona to host free basketball clinic next week The City of Daytona Beach will offer a free basketball clinic on Monday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 23. The clinic is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose skills range from recreational to competitive. Coaches from the NBA, Bethune-Cookman University, University of Central Florida, […]

Westside Elementary encourages literacy with after-school dinners

Westside Elementary encourages literacy with after-school dinners

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A sombrero dance, lots of tacos and, of course, a plethora of books were just part of a successful literacy night’s dinner held at Westside Elementary school on Oct. 9. The doors had to be closed before the end of the event because of the overwhelming response packing the […]

Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

The Leadership Conference of Civil Rights (LCCR), a coalition of more than 200 human rights groups, has issued a new congressional report card that reaches the same conclusion that similar analyses by the NAACP has reached in recent years: When it comes to issues important to the civil rights community, every Republican in the House […]

Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where the money is.”  Indeed, banks […]

What about our girls?

What about our girls?

During the most critical period of Jessica’s childhood, adults who could have intervened to protect her from abuse let her down over and over. As a child, she was sexually abused in her home and ended up living with her grandmother for a time. At age 11 she became a victim to child sex trafficking […]

President Obama’s mixed record

President Obama’s mixed record

Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office. But the fact is, specific groups who supported him have won policy victories even in the face of that obstruction. Meanwhile, as 94 percent of African American voters supported President […]

Wildcats didn’t disappoint: Team wins big in Homecoming game against Howard

Wildcats didn’t disappoint: Team wins big in Homecoming game against Howard

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats whipped the Howard University Bison 49-12 in front of 10,247 fans at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach on Saturday. After a week of barbecues, dances, parties, pep rallies and alumni events, the Wildcats culminated their Homecoming with a big win over Howard. Bethune-Cookman (5-1, 2-0 MEAC) entered the game ranked No. 17 […]

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time. Since footage surfaced of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious, the […]

Richard Sherman and family defy Black athlete stereotypes

Richard Sherman and family defy Black athlete stereotypes

EURWEB.COM There are some good stories that have come out of the NFL this year. There’s Devon Still and his team, the Cincinnati Bengals, supporting his cancer-stricken daughter and cancer research and there’s Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman. Wrong man, you’re thinking? He’s a thug and a loudmouth?! Try a hard working, educated black man instead. […]

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Black Republicans speak out about their choice of party “Ugly is ugly. And God don’t like ugly. I don’t play that game. I’m nobody’s uncle. I’m nobody’s house Negro either.” -Webster Barnaby BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Of the 29,276 registered Black voters in Volusia County, just over 3 percent or 928 persons identify […]