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Light Up Midtown ends with gospel extravaganza

Light Up Midtown ends with gospel extravaganza

The “Christmas in Songs’’ event, a gospel extravaganza, will culminate a month of special Light Up Midtown activities. The free gospel event is Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The event will include local choirs and other talents geared toward the holiday spirit. Month […]

Black leadership or pleadership?

Black leadership or pleadership?

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” This famous quote from Frederick Douglass brings to mind the predicament of Black folks in this country relative to those upon whom we depend to put forth our demands for political reciprocity. Are they really leading (demanding), or are they simply pleading? […]

Black to the future

Black to the future

I was recently in South Africa for a conference. While there, I had two interesting experiences that raised the complications and politics of race. In the first case I was on a shuttle bus. The driver, ethnically South Asian but a South African, was very friendly. We started up a conversation during which he asked […]

Our children deserve better

Our children deserve better

Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. Brown v. Board of Education built a launching pad for education in the 21st century by removing barriers to equality and opening doors to opportunity. African-Americans gained the confidence that their children, and generations of children to come, would indeed have access […]

The real ‘first Black president’

The real ‘first Black president’

“Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president … and more than a single individual.” – Barack Obama Barack Obama became America’s first Black president in 2009. Nelson Rohihlahia Mandela preceded Obama to the top of his government, […]

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fetal and infant deaths are on the decline locally and nationally but significant racial disparities associated with these losses still exist in this area, according to information released recently by the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties. Volusia and Flagler counties combined had 207 infant deaths from 2007 […]

Applicants sought for Volusia’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Applicants sought for Volusia’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Residents interested in recommending initiatives to facilitate affordable housing in Volusia County are encouraged to apply for membership on the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The committee is composed of 11 members who are involved in specific aspects of affordable housing. Representatives are needed from the real estate and essential service professions and the county’s […]

Tickets on sale for Fan Fest at Speedway

Tickets on sale for Fan Fest at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Race fans can now buy tickets for the annual Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take to the 2.5-mile tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway for three days of testing on Thursday, Jan. 10, through Saturday, Jan. 12, in advance […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats rip Florida Christian College 102-51 BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman took care of business by thumping Division II opponent Florida Christian College 102-51 at Moore Gymnasium on Monday. The Kissimmee-based school made the Division II Elite Eight last season but was no match for the Wildcats. B-CU (5-8) scored 100 points for the […]

Dolphins give back

Dolphins give back

Members of the Miami Dolphins brought holiday cheer to 30 teenagers from HANDY and Camillus House at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Plantation. The agencies provide assistance to at-risk students. The students each received a $300 gift card courtesy. Current players Chas Alecxih, Reggie Bush, Dan Carpenter, Tyrone Culver, John Denney, Brandon Fields, Brian Hartline, Reshad […]