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Residents could be in for a bumpy ride

Residents could be in for a bumpy ride

Dozens of speed bumps in the works for Daytona, but one local merchant isn’t keen on the selection process BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Several dozen speed bumps are scheduled to be installed on Daytona Beach streets this year. City residents also can request speed bumps for their streets, which concerns a member of the […]

SECOND TIME AROUND

SECOND TIME AROUND

Daytonans were among many who traveled to D.C. this month for the president’s inauguration BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local residents were among the hundreds of thousands in Washington last week for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Many in the crowd were parents and grandparents who were determined that their children and grandchildren […]

‘Street gossip’ won’t stop renaming request by Lucas

‘Street gossip’ won’t stop renaming request by Lucas

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Street gossip” will not stop the process of the renaming the athletic fields at Derbyshire Park after educator and coach Harold V. Lucas from going before the Daytona Beach City Commission, says the city’s leisure services director. Defamatory statements were allegedly made about Lucas during a city commission meeting last […]

B-CU band again performs at Honda ‘House Party’ in ATL

B-CU band again performs at Honda ‘House Party’ in ATL

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Fans, students and alumni packed the Georgia Dome in Atlanta last Saturday to witness performances by eight of the nation’s top marching bands from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) at the one-of-a-kind “House Party,” known as the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats […]

Florida Friends for Obama celebrate with inaugural ball

Florida Friends for Obama celebrate with inaugural ball

Having shaken the dust and now standing tall, the Florida Friends for Obama worked hard and were celebrating President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden’s second term in office. It was Jan. 21, and the action group renewed commitment at the African- American Cultural Society during a black tie Inaugural Ball and simultaneously celebrated Dr. […]

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Arts and Humanities

The Bethune-Cookman University Department of English will host a Zora Neale Hurston conference Feb. 1 at the Larry Handfield Music Annex, at 10:20 a.m.  The keynote speaker is Valerie Boyd, a writer, professor of journalism, and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia.  She is the author of “Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of  Zora Neale Hurston.’’ This first […]

Gays should start own Boy Scouts organizations

Gays should start own Boy Scouts organizations

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. This statement is the best way to express my thoughts and feelings about what the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is constantly going through. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the U.S., with […]

Don’t be fooled by loan offers on TV, radio

Don’t be fooled by loan offers on TV, radio

Have you noticed the television commercials that offer loans of various kinds or another enticements such as auto leases and insurance policies for the elderly? These commercials are laden with information that appears on the screen for a few seconds and is too small to read. On the radio, these kinds of ads have a […]

Prepaid credit card use on the rise

Prepaid credit card use on the rise

Since the enactment of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, consumers have benefited from more transparent pricing and improved ability to manage credit card debt. Although 68 percent of consumers had a credit card in 2010, fewer than 40 percent carried a balance that year – the lowest proportion on […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats bowling team young, talented, nationally ranked BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is gaining national attention in a sport that’s isn’t football, basketball, baseball or softball. The Lady Wildcats (38-30) bowling team is ranked 19th in the National Ten Pen Coaches’ Association poll. They entered the season ranked No. 17. “It is a […]