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African leaders avoid US Blacks

African leaders avoid US Blacks

Two weeks ago, President Obama met with three African presidents—Koroma (Sierra Leone), Sall (Senegal), Banda (Malawi), and Prime Minister of Cape Verde Jose Maria Pereira Neves. This was the White House’s way of rewarding these leaders for their examples of good governance.  Receiving an invitation to the White House is one of the most sought […]

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

You can call it the “bandwagon effect,” or “political opportunism,” or, the “wake-up-call effect,” or, less cynically, an old American tradition. Whatever you call it, in the last month it seems everybody and their momma in the political arena has been expressing support for gay rights and same-sex marriage. The support has come from opposite […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Port Orange board seeks Youth Achievement Award nominations The Port Orange Youth Advisory Board announces an awards program to recognize youth in Port Orange who have made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community.  The criteria for the award will be based on accomplishment, leadership and service. To be eligible for the achievement […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic to host alumni game for coach who had stroke BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Atlantic High School girls basketball team will hold an alumni game to help longtime assistant coach Herman Perry, who recently suffered a massive stroke. Perry is currently in rehabilitation. The game will be held at Atlantic High in Port […]

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 […]