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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 […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Atlantic can’t keep up with Mainland BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local storied programs Mainland and Atlantic squared off at Atlantic High in Port Orange last week with Mainland leaving with a 67-50 victory. Mainland won state titles in 1995, 1996 and 1998 while Atlantic made the Final Four in 2007. The Mainland Buccaneers’ speed […]

Still marching for justice

Still marching for justice

Daytona Beach ministers, residents continued a tradition of kicking off MLK Day with march BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach community joined the nation on Monday in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday observance. Hundreds of area residents participated in the annual ceremonies, which included a breakfast, march and worship service. “We […]

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Peace march, vigil planned in memory of slain teen BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet. Trayvon Martin would have turned […]

Public invited to Thursday forum on Black men and boys

Public invited to Thursday forum on Black men and boys

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Eddy Regnier, a clinical psychologist who practices in Sarasota, says Black men and boys are still suffering from “what happened to us during slavery.” “We were not lazy before slavery but became lazy after slavery,” said Regnier, who also is chair of the Florida Council on the Social Status […]