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VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Folsom and Brown help Lopez win state title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez won the Class 3A state championship with a 44-40 victory over Miami Country Day at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland on Feb. 21. “We worked hard all year and we had a tough schedule. We played three state champions […]

‘Is this good for schools?’

‘Is this good for schools?’

NAACP president poses question after Volusia County School Board votes to outsource custodial jobs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The local NAACP president is worried that a decision by the Volusia County School Board last week to outsource all custodial jobs will impact African-Americans and other minorities in greater numbers. “I believe that outsourcing in […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Historian Derek Hankerson traces roots from Daytona to West Africa BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Derek Hankerson was not born in Daytona Beach and doesn’t live here, but his ancestors have roots in the beachside city. Hankerson considers himself a historian. He recently talked with the Daytona Times about his connection to Daytona Beach and […]

Meetings to focus on Orange Avenue, Midtown Master Plan

Meetings to focus on Orange Avenue, Midtown Master Plan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two meetings will be taking place at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach next week in which the public is urged to attend if they want to have a say in the overhaul of Orange Avenue and the implementation of the Midtown Master Plan. The first meeting, on […]

B-CU alum named the city manager of Winter Haven

B-CU alum named the city manager of Winter Haven

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Deric C. Feacher, a 2000 graduate of Bethune-Cookman and former employee of the university, has been named city manager of Winter Haven. The 36-year-old Winter Haven native became the first minority to assume the position. Winter Haven commissioners unanimously appointed Feacher on Sept. 10, 2012, when Dale Smith announced his […]

Flagler youth give preview of ACT-SO performances

Flagler youth give preview of ACT-SO performances

Taking on talent, students showcased a preview of what they will perform for the 35th Annual ACT-SO Awards Ceremony. They represented five categories – Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Business – which will be presented nationally in Orlando July 5 for ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics). ACT-SO is the NAACP’s principal youth […]

Lil Wayne insults memory of Emmett Till

Lil Wayne insults memory of Emmett Till

The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was a watershed moment, marking the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. While visiting relatives near Money, Miss., the Chicago native was murdered for allegedly whistling at a White woman. The brutal act was intended to send an unmistakable message to Black boys everywhere: If you […]

It’s time for us to deliver for Postal Service

It’s time for us to deliver for Postal Service

I have written about this previously but I am getting more and more concerned that the Postal Service will go the way of the dodo bird. Like virtually every other part of the legitimate role of government, the Postal Service is and has been under attack by conservatives. The perpetrators of the assault are the […]

Activists applaud HUD’s new anti-bias rule

Activists applaud HUD’s new anti-bias rule

A recent action by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has now formalized a national standard for determining violations of the Fair Housing Act. The new rule which takes into account “disparate impact” embraces a long-held civil rights view that housing discrimination and lending occur not only by intent; but also by effect. […]

Whitney Young: Powerbroker of Civil Rights Movement

Whitney Young: Powerbroker of Civil Rights Movement

7-12_2011_CVC_Online_Activity_Report He was one of the great civil rights leaders of his time – so influential that he graced the cover of an issue of Time magazine. He was on easy social terms with some of America’s leading corporate titans and a president of the United States. He was the last person to speak at […]