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Campus shooters remain at large

Campus shooters remain at large

Bethune-Cookman ups reward for suspects to $10,500 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES By the Daytona Times’ deadline Wednesday night, the suspects in a shooting on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus Monday evening were still at large and a $10,500 reward was being offered for their apprehension. A video of the incident released by the Daytona Beach […]

DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA 500

NASCAR celebrates diversity on and off the track BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fans flocked from all over the country to Daytona International Speedway to camp out, tailgate and watch the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22, billed the biggest race of the season. The weekend was surrounded by a number of other events such […]

Scientist wows kids with space talk

Scientist wows kids with space talk

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School students got a lesson on science and space Monday that they likely won’t soon forget. Dr. Firouz Naderi, an Iranian-American scientist and director of Solar System Exploration at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California spoke to a group of about 200 students on the topics of […]

Retired judge and ethics professor to discuss restorative justice on March 7

Retired judge and ethics professor to discuss restorative justice on March 7

Retired Judge Hubert L. Grimes and Dr. Michael Humphreys will present “Juvenile Justice: Is There a Better Way?” at 2 p.m. Saturday,  March 7, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Grimes is director of Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Law and Social Justice and Humphreys is an associate professor […]

Deltas host an evening of elegance to raise funds for scholarships

Deltas host an evening of elegance to raise funds for scholarships

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its annual “Evening of Elegance Dinner and Dance” at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort Oceanwalk on Valentine’s Day. A $60 contribution was received from each of the 200 guests in attendance. Monies raised at the event are earmarked […]

Daytona Times, others to be recognized Sunday by B-CU

Daytona Times, others to be recognized Sunday by B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University will present several Daytona Beach area organizations and individual activists with the inaugural Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Community Engagement Award on Sunday, March 1, at B-CU’s Performing Arts Center, 698 W. Interne national Speedway Blvd. The award is given to an outstanding organization or person that has exhibited an unwavering dedication to improving […]

Edward Waters College Choir gives spiritual, soulful performance  at church benefit

Edward Waters College Choir gives spiritual, soulful performance at church benefit

One of America’s foremost college choirs was in concert, promoting the value of the arts in the community by means of the First Annual Youth Benefit Concert. The Edward Waters College Choir, earning the greatest renown in the interpretation of the classics, spirituals, gospel and contemporary music, performed musical works at the First A.M.E. Church, […]

Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

There are two related violent phenomena getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism. President Barack Obama’s recent White House Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” reminded many of us in Black America that violent acts of “extremism” have not been […]

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African-Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies of those whose lives and contributions […]

50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the White unemployment rate, which was 5 percent for Whites and 10.9 percent for Blacks in 1963. […]

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