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HISTORIC WIN FOR HENRY

HISTORIC WIN FOR HENRY

With 55 percent of vote, Derrick Henry becomes second Black mayor of Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Despite being outspent by his opponent and some local “good old boys” being against him, Derrick Henry made history on Tuesday in his race for Daytona Beach mayor. Henry, who received a cross section of votes […]

Volusians react to outcome of presidential, local races

Volusians react to outcome of presidential, local races

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in this area’s Black community were pleased with election results although GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged President Barack Obama by 1.22 percent in the county and defeated the incumbent by 2,853 votes. “I think its time to keep moving forward and finish some of the things that the […]

A salute to local heroes

A salute to local heroes

Montford Marines, others who served in military to be honored on Veterans Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eli Graham was drafted into the Marines in 1944. During that time, Black and White soldiers were segregated. Graham was 18 years old at the time. Even though he is now 87, he vividly remembers bombs exploding […]

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Operation Safe Surrender will once again take place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, giving defendants with outstanding warrants an opportunity to turn themselves in and resolve their criminal charges. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of the church, said the doors will be open Nov. 13 from […]

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona residents Ben Pippen, Vaneshia Maddox and Antonio Aiken cannot serve on a jury, run for public office, own or possess a firearm or vote because they are convicted felons. They were among residents who attended a restoration of civil rights workshop on Oct. 27 at the John H. Dickerson […]

Church message focuses on manhood

Church message focuses on manhood

Because God guides and guards us every step of the way, men at the First Church of Palm Coast heard it preached recently that when man is living in partnership with God, it’s about who God created man to be. Referring to when God said, “Let us make man in our image,” the Rev. G. […]

Briefs

Briefs

City seeks volunteers for Light Up Midtown Volunteers are needed for the Light Up Midtown festivities scheduled for Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 in Daytona Beach. Committees have been announced and residents are asked to show up at the next meeting on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Club, 415 Peninsula Drive. […]

Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

The problem with having a deadline at the end of the week is that you miss the opportunity to weigh in on things, such as an election, that happens on a Tuesday. It is almost torture when you consider the possibilities that face us on Nov. 7 and beyond. I am hoping that President Obama […]

Looking beyond the election

Looking beyond the election

Over the past year or so, I have been wondering how Black folks would react to the election outcome. Two questions kept coming to mind: What will we do if Obama wins? What will we do if Romney wins? Let’s make it personal: What will you do? Four years ago I wrote a similar article […]

And the winner is ….Gov. Chris Christie

And the winner is ….Gov. Chris Christie

When the dust settles on this year’s presidential election, the real winner will prove to be Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie is finishing his first term as governor and will be seeking re-election in 2013. He has built a reputation as a rare no-nonsense, straight-talking politician. The public claims they want an honest […]