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It is past time to confront the Obama administration

It is past time to confront the Obama administration

Alright, team, enough is enough. During the entire first term of the Obama administration, Black America — for the most part — gave the administration a pass. Many of us felt that the first Black president of the United States should have a little breathing room. While we gave him breathing room, the political Right, […]

Criminal injustice system failed Trayvon

Criminal injustice system failed Trayvon

Watching television Saturday night, I sat in stunned silence as the jury returned its not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL. Then, I was jolted by a comment made by Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda: “… We live in a great country that […]

Library to present ‘Medicare 101’

Library to present ‘Medicare 101’

If you’re turning 65 within the next three months, Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, can help you navigate the system during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. She will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare […]

City accused of singling out Chester

City accused of singling out Chester

Daytona board listens to public; extends CRA loan payment BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dozens of residents, predominantly Black, recently voiced their opposition to the city of Daytona Beach possibly defaulting on a nearly $250,000 loan that Gerald Chester received in 2009 to buy land in Midtown, demolish dilapidated buildings and replace them with two […]

Helping to shape lives of local young men

Helping to shape lives of local young men

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter again presents its Men of Tomorrow FROM STAFF REPORTS The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented its Men of Tomorrow on June 29 with the theme, “Shattering Myths – Exceeding All Expectations.’’ Twelve Daytona Beach area students were presented during a program at the Hilton Daytona […]

Bud Asher: ‘A man who coached life’

Bud Asher: ‘A man who coached life’

Daytonans reflect on impact of former mayor BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach mayor and popular area football coach Baron Henry “Bud” Asher died at his home with family and loved ones around him on July 5. He was 88. On July 10, a Mass of Christian burial took place at Our Lady […]

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The judge hearing the lawsuit against Bethune-Cookman University and other plaintiffs pertaining to the death of a student who died while pledging a fraternity has refused to dismiss the case. Thomas died in a car accident on Feb. 10, 2012, after returning from a pledging activity. On behalf of her […]

Area youth treated to nice dinner for making honor roll

Area youth treated to nice dinner for making honor roll

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers held their fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner on July 6 at Martini’s Chophouse, 1815 S. Ridgewood Ave. The evening began with chauffeured-driven limousines that picked up the kids at the three housing authority developments in Daytona Beach where the centers are located. At the dinner, […]

Supreme Court giving aid and comfort to bigotry

Supreme Court giving aid and comfort to bigotry

For decades now, July 4th has always compelled in me to reconsider, and more deeply appreciate, Frederick Douglass’ famous oration of 1852. Of course, that’s the one, given before an audience heavily but not completely comprised of White abolitionists in Rochester, N.Y. that contains one of the most famous passages of American oratory. Having declared […]

Women deserve a right to choose

Women deserve a right to choose

I was 20 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided. A year before the decision, a young woman who lived in my dormitory attempted to abort herself and hemorrhaged so badly that she was hospitalized. I’ll never forget the blood on the floor of her room, and the anguished screams of her roommate. The […]