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NAACP gets update on Relay for Life

NAACP gets update on Relay for Life

Volunteer Theresa Mc-Keon embraced a picture of Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser, as a concern for cancer. It began in 1985 with a kick off by Dr. Gordy Klatt walking a track, and within 24 hours, raised $27,000. McKeon said the surgeon wanted to honor cancer patients and support their cause. […]

Daytona State extends registration hours

Daytona State extends registration hours

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES To increase opportunities for new and returning students, Daytona State College announces extended registration, advising and testing hours beginning May 13 at all of its campuses. To ensure the best availability of classes, students should complete their registrations as early as possible. Summer classes start May 20 and July 1. […]

Proceeds from Huger golf  tourney to help six 2013 graduates

Proceeds from Huger golf tourney to help six 2013 graduates

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 80 golfers participated in the second annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament held April 27 at the Daytona Beach Golf Club. The event was sponsored by Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which Huger is a member of and once served as the organization’s general secretary. […]

We are not looking for Islamic enemies

We are not looking for Islamic enemies

It baffles my mind. There are threats and actual terror hits happening all over the world and we are acting in a very laissez-faire manner. Two homemade bombs exploded right in the middle of the great Boston Marathon, causing mass destruction and the death of innocent Americans. What caused this was an inappropriate protocol by […]

Learning to teach students how to learn

Learning to teach students how to learn

African-American students a-chieve at a different level than White students. Test scores are lower, as are high school and college completion rates, and the number of African-Americans attending four-year institutions is falling. The rate of African-American suspensions and expulsions from K-12 schools is higher than that of other groups. By almost any metric there are […]

Like cholesterol, some discrimination is good

Like cholesterol, some discrimination is good

I was on “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” last week. This is a weekly TV show that deals with Black political issues, among other things. The roundtable discussion was very lively, but I was amazed at my fellow panelists’ response to something I said. Americans somehow have this strange notion that all discrimination is bad. […]

Reparations movement should be revived

Reparations movement should be revived

Ask anyone you know and you’ll find most Americans don’t see the validity of the issue of reparations for Blacks and don’t connect the dots to see how the injustice of the past shapes everyday life in America. The father of America’s contemporary reparations movement was Ray Jenkins, who died in 2009. In the 1950s, […]

Pastor, president reflects on Heyn Chapel during dedication service

Pastor, president reflects on Heyn Chapel during dedication service

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It has been nearly 100 years since White Hall was built on Bethune-Cookman’s campus. White Hall, named for Thomas H. White Sewing Machine Company and longtime friend of school founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, was built in 1916 and contains the Gertrude Hotchiss Heyn Memorial Chapel. Heyn, who was the […]

Daytona State nursing students to be inducted into national honor society

Daytona State nursing students to be inducted into national honor society

Spring commencement for all grads set for May 13 FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona State College will induct its inaugural class of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) during a May 6 ceremony that begins at 5 p.m. in the Hosseini Center (Building 1200) on the Daytona Beach Campus. Spring 2013 […]

Community News

Community News

Program accepting nominations to honor seniors Do you know a person or group making a positive impact on older Floridians?  Now you can do something to recognize them. The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) has opened nominations for the 2013 Quality Senior Living Awards Program. Since 1981, this statewide awards program has commended individuals and […]