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Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is getting readers revved up for the appearance of Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.” The library has purchased extra copies of the book […]

Expecting Christian behavior from Christians

Expecting Christian behavior from Christians

I have been delaying writing this column for more than a year, but in light of recent developments, I have finally decided to address the issue of Christianity and celebrity. Last year, actress Meagan Good who has always professed her Christianity in public and had recently married Devon Franklin, a Sony Pictures executive and Seventh […]

Is Secretary Gates disloyal to Obama?

Is Secretary Gates disloyal to Obama?

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t the first political appointee to analyze the work of an administration he served, even if that administration remains in power. In 1999, while President Bill Clinton was still in office, longtime staffer and confidant, George Stephanopoulos wrote of his disenchantment with his political mentor after the Monica Lewinsky story […]

Support our Black colleges

Support our Black colleges

There is a critical and long overdue discussion about the fate of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now finally taking place around the nation. Yes, this is the time of year where annual government allocations and budgets are debated, passed or adjusted to meet both federal and state priorities. The issue of higher education […]

‘If I dated Black girls…’

‘If I dated Black girls…’

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, I gave the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day […]

Seahawks coach discusses Sherman’s rant

Seahawks coach discusses Sherman’s rant

BY BOB CONDOTTA THE SEATTLE TIMES/MCT RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made clear Monday he would have preferred Richard Sherman deliver his message in a more delicate way than he did after Sunday’s NFC Championship game win over the San Francisco 49ers. “We did sit down and talk about it because I […]

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – The Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball team earned its second conference weekly honors of the 2013-14 season on Monday as officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced Kailyn Williams as the MEAC Rookie of the Week. Her second honor of the season, Williams (6-5, New Orleans, La.), a redshirt […]

Burns to make Jackie Robinson documentary

Burns to make Jackie Robinson documentary

FROM WIRE REPORTS Documentarian Ken Burns, who has put his stamp on such topics as the civil war, national parks, jazz, the Central Park Five and most recently prohibition and the Dust Bowl, will next year turn his attention toward baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson. Set for the fall of 2015, the PBS documentary will span […]

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

Local MLK Celebration chairman explains significance of tributes to civil rights icon BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes.” […]