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B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Big week for baseball and softball teams BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a good week on the diamond for the Bethune-Cookman University baseball team. The team went 5-1 from April 2 through April 8. B-CU swept Florida A&M in a three-game series and picked up wins over Miami and Stetson. The only blemish […]

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Local leaders also reflect on impact of first Black mayor weeks before center in her name opens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With about three weeks before the grand opening of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, the family of its namesake expressed its appreciation for the honor of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor. […]

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway has told the Daytona Times that the organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified local women and minority firms can participate in their $250 million redevelopment project. Over the […]

Daytonan arrested after calling for help too many times

Daytonan arrested after calling for help too many times

Dedra Jones outraged after 911 calls about robbery leads to time in jail BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine calling the Daytona Beach Police Department for help and getting arrested for dialing 911. That is what happened to Dedra Jones on – no kidding – April Fools’ Day. According to a police report, 911 was […]

Free suicide prevention training takes place April 8 at B-CU

Free suicide prevention training takes place April 8 at B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) Program Committee will host the Many Voices, One Vision Suicide Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 at the School of Business – Wendell P. Holmes Building at B-CU. “The Many Voices, One Vision conference addresses […]

Mauge’ made great impact as Cultural Society president

Mauge’ made great impact as Cultural Society president

The trajectory of the African American Cultural Society (AACS) has been to develop programs, promoting the contributions made to world civilizations by Africans and African-Americans. It also has been to construct a building that would enhance the society’s ability to carry out its mandate. The members soldiered on and completed their vision, punctuated by the […]

End the ‘War on Drugs’ now

End the ‘War on Drugs’ now

RON DANIELS NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped to the podium of the Riverside Church in New York to vigorously proclaim his opposition to the War in Vietnam. It was one of the most powerful orations among numerous remarkable speeches delivered during his brief but extraordinary life. In […]

Supreme Court determined to kill affirmative action

Supreme Court determined to kill affirmative action

A decade after carefully ruling in two University of Michigan cases – striking down the undergraduate admissions procedures and upholding those implemented by the law school – the U.S. Supreme Court seems on course to strike down even the mildest form of affirmative action admissions in higher education. After oral arguments in a case brought […]

The 1963 March on Washington, Black labor

The 1963 March on Washington, Black labor

August 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Publicly associated with Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people to Washington, D.C. to demand freedom and jobs.   Initiated by Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters President A. Philip Randolph, this became a joint project with […]

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 […]