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Republicans have learned a lesson

Republicans have learned a lesson

Several of my readers have questioned why I am writing positive articles about my Republican Party. The simple answer is that they deserve it.  In the past, I have been very critical of my party because they have ignored the Black community, disrespected our current president with incendiary language, and strayed away from our core […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

HONORED FOR SHOOTING SENIOR GAMES The Ormond Beach Senior Games Executive Board recently honored Lance Rothwell, (shown in center) a student at Daytona State College majoring in photography, with a certificate of appreciation and a $100 scholarship last month. Under the direction of Duane C. Fernandez Sr., students from the photography department at Daytona State […]

Muslim Women’s Association to host open house at Islamic Center

Muslim Women’s Association to host open house at Islamic Center

Local Muslims are hoping that an upcoming event will help area residents gain knowledge and understanding about the Islamic religion. The Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach is inviting residents to its Open House Dawa Program on April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach, 347 S. Keech St. […]

Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants in the Men of Tomorrow program presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, traveled to Tallahassee on March 27 on an educational tour of the Florida Capitol and Supreme Court buildings. The group also met with Rep. Dwayne Taylor. “Fourteen of the program’s […]

Durham elected president of Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance

Durham elected president of Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, senior pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, recently was elected president of the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance (DBBCA). The DBBCA is an alliance of pastors across denominational and cultural lines from the Daytona Beach area. The purpose of the DBBCA […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats sweep North Carolina team during MEAC play BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman opened Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with a sweep of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. B-CU (8-27, 2-0) opened the series by taking a doubleheader from Central (2-27, 0-2) by scores of 11-4 and 9-1 on March 30. Kelsey Rodney […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Father Lopez’ baseball team having success this season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Father Lopez Catholic High School baseball team is quietly putting together a solid season. The Green Wave is off to a 9-6 start but hasn’t garnered much attention. “I’m excited about where we are. We are doing well but can do […]

Who’s looking out for us?

Who’s looking out for us?

A disastrous pro baseball deal in Miami provides lessons for political leadership Ten years ago, the professional sports industry could have its way with local politicians anywhere in America. Many politicians seemed to think more like fans rather than as trustees of the public treasury, and they would lose their minds when it came to […]

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University’s Board of Trustees’ decision to ask Interim President Dr. Edison Jackson to be the school’s permanent president is welcome news to many Daytona Beach residents and supporters of the school. Upon learning that Jackson had accepted the position, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said the president’s unique vision, […]

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on  Saturday

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Renee “LadyByrd” Burgess is a minority within several minorities. She is Black, female, a single mom, and she is HIV positive. Burgess found out she was HIV positive after learning she was pregnant. She said she was infected in 2007 by her husband who had knowingly infected her without telling […]