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What Blacks can learn from South Africa

What Blacks can learn from South Africa

Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa. Mandela’s insistence and persistence for freedom for Black South Africans, which included a 27-year jail […]

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

BY CRAIG DAVIS SUN SENTINEL/MCT Chris Bosh’s summer of celebration took an exotic detour last week from a family excursion to France and Italy. The Miami Heat center, fresh off helping win a repeat championship, couldn’t pass up a chance to lend his talents to another formidable conquest: India. The nation of 1.2 billion is […]

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT ORLANDO – Troubled Gators sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended at least two games following his second arrest in a little more than a month. Morrison, the team’s starting middle linebacker, was arrested on Sunday morning for harassing a police animal, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. This […]

Ohio assistant athletic director from Daytona honored by Chamber of Commerce

Ohio assistant athletic director from Daytona honored by Chamber of Commerce

FROM STAFF REPORTS Anthony Azama, a Daytona Beach native, recently received a “Red Bricks to Progress” award from the Oxford Chamber of Commerce in Ohio for his leadership in the chamber and for directing its MBA initiative. Azama, Miami University’s assistant athletic director for marketing, sales and licensing, also has accepted a second term as […]

Green and Monk: Changing name of Redskins worth considering

Green and Monk: Changing name of Redskins worth considering

EURWEB.COM So what’s in a name? Well, two ex-Washington Redskins legends recently weighed in. “It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me,’’ said Darrell Green. NFL players take pride in the teams they played for. Once a Packer, always a Packer. Once a Steeler, always a Steeler. Green and Art […]

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Mark McEwen discusses his journey from stroke during open house of facility at Florida Hospital FROM STAFF REPORTS Mark McEwen, a former weatherman and anchor for CBS News, recently shared his journey of rehabilitation from a massive stroke at Florida Hospital Peninsula. He spoke July 18 at the open house of the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation […]

Locals to line up for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

Locals to line up for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

NAACP, Black clergy to participate Saturday in Daytona vigil BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and area pastors are asking Volusia County residents to join them on Saturday at the Fifth District Court of Appeal building for a vigil calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. The Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, […]

Daytonans represent at NAACP national convention in Orlando

Daytonans represent at NAACP national convention in Orlando

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP were among more than 3,000 participants at the national organization’s 104th annual convention in Orlando from July 13-17. This year’s convention theme “We Shall Not Be Moved’’ focused on the modern-day attempts to roll back the progress of the civil rights era and […]

Former NYPD sketch artist’s paintings to grace walls of Scarlett-Golden center

Former NYPD sketch artist’s paintings to grace walls of Scarlett-Golden center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The artwork of Weldon Ryan will be on display starting July 26 at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Ryan’s artwork will replace Anthony Armstrong, who was the first artist to have his work on display […]

Bus fare likely will increase next year

Bus fare likely will increase next year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Councilman Josh Wagner, who represents the majority of Daytona Beach, said he voted last week to start the process of increasing the cost to ride the Votran by 50 cents because he wanted to give Votran the opportunity to conduct meetings to hear from the public. Volusia County […]