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Water remains safe to drink during treatment On May 22, Daytona Beach began flushing and treating its water distribution system by switching the disinfectant used from chloramines to a free chlorine. The city does this on a regular basis to improve the quality of its drinking water. While some customers (including South Daytona water customers) […]

Florida’s West Africans, Gullah-Geechees acknowledged

Florida’s West Africans, Gullah-Geechees acknowledged

DEREK HANKERSON GUEST COMMENTARY On Monday, May 13, The United States Department of Interior signed the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commissions (GGCHC) Management Plan. The connection to Florida is important because this year we are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Florida and too many times we fail to acknowledge that West Africans and Gullah-Geechees […]

Racists don’t like being called racists

Racists don’t like being called racists

JULIAN BOND NNPA COLUMNIST I have always suspected that racists didn’t like being called out for their racism. Now I have proof. When I told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on May 14 that the Tea Party was “the Taliban wing of American politics,” a firestorm erupted. Arguing the IRS was correct to target them for extra […]

Obama’s troubles aren’t comparable to Watergate

Obama’s troubles aren’t comparable to Watergate

The Obama administration deserves to be richly criticized for surreptitiously obtaining the telephone records of reporters for the Associated Press, especially for bypassing court proceedings that would have allowed executives of the news organizations an opportunity to at least argue against releasing the documents. It was also wrong to single out conservative organizations for special […]

Lifting Oklahoma tornado victims up in prayer

Lifting Oklahoma tornado victims up in prayer

Local churches, clergy come together Wednesday for special service at Tubman-King BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Even though they didn’t know the victims, clergy and members of Daytona Beach’s Black churches gathered Wednesday to offer up prayers for those affected by the massive tornado in Oklahoma. A prayer service, organized by the Daytona Beach Black […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU falls to Savannah State in MEAC final BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Peter Poole’s sacrifice fly RBI in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted Savannah State University to a 1-0 win over Bethune-Cookman for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament championship. The Tigers (33-21) won the title and earned an automatic trip to […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Trinity falls in state title game; Lopez wins spring football game BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                DAYTONA TIMES Deltona Trinity Christian Academy fell to Miami Westwood Christian 9-3 in the Class 2A state championship game on May 16. Trinity committed six errors in the game while Westwood stole nine bases. Jason Gutierrez pitched five innings and gave […]

‘Never, never give up’

‘Never, never give up’

This is just one of the pearls of wisdom shared with hundreds of B-CU graduates at their May 11 commencement BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A college graduate’s first job after receiving his diploma was at a supermarket. On his first day on the job, the store manager gave him a broom to sweep the […]

A Bronson update

A Bronson update

Children share experience of taking care of former Bethune-Cookman president and wife BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Hello, my friend” is an expression likely to have been heard when encountering Bethune-Cookman College President Emeritus Dr. Oswald P. Bronson. Bronson, who was president of the school for 29 years – from 1975 to 2004 – turns […]

Chitwood discusses crises, crash with public relations pros

Chitwood discusses crises, crash with public relations pros

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Joie Chitwood III has had more than his fair share of public relations nightmares during his reign at the Daytona International Speedway. First, he was hired in August 2010 to replace popular former track president Robin Braig, which caught many in the industry off guard. Potholes on the track, a […]