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Blacks need to hold Obama accountable

Blacks need to hold Obama accountable

Four years ago, President Obama made history by becoming the first Black president in the history of the U.S. I would like to think that even those who did not support his candidacy were proud of what the American people demonstrated – that anything is possible within our system of government. Play by the rules, work hard, […]

Hands off Malia and Sasha Obama

Hands off Malia and Sasha Obama

Just when you think leaders of the National Rifle Association can’t stoop any lower, they keep managing to plunge even deeper. This time, they have strayed way over the line of respectability by using Malia and Sasha’s enrollment in Sidwell Friends, a private Quaker school, to malign President Obama over his proposal to place limits […]

Armstrong following an American tradition – cheating

Armstrong following an American tradition – cheating

Who is surprised that Lance Armstrong was doping?  Who thinks he was the only one?  Who is surprised that he used the Oprah Winfrey show as his platform to “come clean”?  We are a nation of cheaters and Armstrong is one in a long line of our nation’s cheaters. Native Americans slaughtered Indeed the very […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats fall to Savannah State on national TV BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a Black College basketball showdown televised live on ESPNU, Bethune-Cookman fell short to Savannah State 43-40 on Monday. “We should have won the game. We missed free throws and had too many turnovers,” said Gravelle Craig, B-CU’s head coach. Savannah State […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Spruce Creek basketball team young but fighting BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek Hawks boy’s basketball is only 8-11 but the team has been battling hard all season. The Hawks have a young squad with four freshman and four sophomores on their roster. “Our young guys have played a lot which will help […]

Ray Lewis one-step from storybook finish

Ray Lewis one-step from storybook finish

BY BOB GLAUBER NEWSDAY (MCT) Inside the losers’ locker room, Ray Lewis gathered his teammates around him, some of them close to tears. The Ravens had just lost to the Patriots, 23-20, in last year’s AFC Championship Game when Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds, two plays after Lee Evans […]

Local flu activity diagnosed as mild; vaccine still urged

Local flu activity diagnosed as mild; vaccine still urged

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though many areas across the country are experiencing an early flu season with high levels of influenza-like illnesses, Volusia County’s Health Department Director says that is not the case in Daytona Beach. “We are seeing mild flu activity in Volusia County,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the […]

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Plenty of countywide MLK events this weekend BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Celebrating The Dreamer and the Dream” is the theme chosen by The Martin Luther King Celebration for Florida for activities scheduled in Daytona Beach honoring the slain civil rights leader. “The theme ties in perfectly with the national enthusiasm of the reelection of […]

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board on Jan. 29. In a runoff election, Wright easily defeated challenger retired educator Kathy Williams, wife of the late Al Williams, who died Oct. 1 2012, after winning re-election on Aug. 16 against Wright. Wright, […]

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds packed Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Daytona Beach on Jan. 12 for the homegoing service of Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author who died Jan. 5 at Signature Healthcare in Ormond Beach. He was 83. “Bethune-Cookman University community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Dr. […]