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Centipedes reuniting 50 years after receiving diplomas

Centipedes reuniting 50 years after receiving diplomas

U.S. Rep. David Scott, a Campbell graduate, to speak at banquet BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES High school graduates of today don’t have the same camaraderie as the graduates of segregated schools. That’s the belief of Campbell High School grad Hortense Geter who will be welcoming her classmates back to Daytona Beach on April 19, […]

Free workshops scheduled for aspiring artists

Free workshops scheduled for aspiring artists

FROM STAFF REPORTS A series of  literary workshops to help aspiring authors are scheduled to take place once a month beginning April 25 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The workshops are being organized by author Donna M. Gray-Banks, who in January held the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the same venue. […]

‘42’ a compelling history lesson

‘42’ a compelling history lesson

You could say “42,” the film about the life of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson, is a gripping baseball tale, and your assessment would be correct – but woefully incomplete. “42” is not just a baseball story. It’s a compelling history lesson as well. It tells the story of not just baseball, but of a […]

Roland Martin out at CNN, still on TV One

Roland Martin out at CNN, still on TV One

CNN contributor Roland Martin, who departed the network on April 6, has been named the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) 2013 Journalist of the Year. In today’s American media, there are a number of Black faces on the screen as anchors, pundits, and hosts. But none represented the views and interests of Blacks as […]

Natural gas is boosting the US economy

Natural gas is boosting the US economy

Yes indeed and it is documented that the growth of natural gas production is creating jobs, expanding manufacturing at a rate that was inconceivable a few years ago. The reason for all of this is fracking. The formal name is hydraulic fracturing. It is a process for extracting natural gas from underground rock formations (shales). […]

America is inconsistent on foreign policy

America is inconsistent on foreign policy

Two years ago, President Obama instituted a policy towards Africa that most Americans are totally unaware of. The policy sent shock waves throughout the continent of Africa that are still reverberating to this day. This policy was a direct affront to African sovereignty and very few voices in America stood up for African countries and […]

FUTURES Foundation honors 38 students

FUTURES Foundation honors 38 students

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Outstanding juniors representing Volusia County public schools were honored at a graduation reception and recognition event sponsored by Giles Electric Company, Stetson University Greenfeather and FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools on April 10 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The 38 students are participants in the Tomorrow’s Leaders […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Track and field program making great strides BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats track and field program has quietly put together a decent outdoor season. The program has eight gold medals, 117 top 10 finishes and 29 athletes (12 women and 17 men) qualified for the MEAC Championships. “Right now we are […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic’s alumni narrowly defeats faculty in game for coach BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                 DAYTONA TIMES The Alumni beat the Faculty 87-85 in a charity basketball game at Atlantic High in Port Orange on April 13. The game was a benefit for Coach Herman Perry, Atlantic’s assistant girls basketball coach, who recently suffered a stroke and […]

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Commissioner voices concerns at Midtown meeting; Tooley named new chair of board BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Zone 6’s commissioner is calling for the demolition of abandoned and neglected buildings in the area she serves. Commissioner Paula Reed brought her concerns before the Midtown Area Redevelopment Board this week as it elected Bishop […]