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VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Trinity falls in state title game; Lopez wins spring football game BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                DAYTONA TIMES Deltona Trinity Christian Academy fell to Miami Westwood Christian 9-3 in the Class 2A state championship game on May 16. Trinity committed six errors in the game while Westwood stole nine bases. Jason Gutierrez pitched five innings and gave […]

‘Never, never give up’

‘Never, never give up’

This is just one of the pearls of wisdom shared with hundreds of B-CU graduates at their May 11 commencement BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A college graduate’s first job after receiving his diploma was at a supermarket. On his first day on the job, the store manager gave him a broom to sweep the […]

A Bronson update

A Bronson update

Children share experience of taking care of former Bethune-Cookman president and wife BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Hello, my friend” is an expression likely to have been heard when encountering Bethune-Cookman College President Emeritus Dr. Oswald P. Bronson. Bronson, who was president of the school for 29 years – from 1975 to 2004 – turns […]

Chitwood discusses crises, crash with public relations pros

Chitwood discusses crises, crash with public relations pros

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Joie Chitwood III has had more than his fair share of public relations nightmares during his reign at the Daytona International Speedway. First, he was hired in August 2010 to replace popular former track president Robin Braig, which caught many in the industry off guard. Potholes on the track, a […]

DeLand center hosts fitness day

DeLand center hosts fitness day

The Greater Union Life Center Healthy West Volusia Initiative held a Community Fitness Day at the Chisholm Community Center in DeLand on May 11. The event was sponsored by DeLand Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson; the DeLand Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Relentless Efforts; and the Chisholm Community Center. The fitness day was held […]

Girls developing full potential through involvement in Flagler County troop

Girls developing full potential through involvement in Flagler County troop

Troop 952 of Flagler County wanted in on the action of building character and taking part as a troop in the Girl Scouts of the USA and Overseas. Through a vista of the century-old organization having access to ‘’community service and the open air,’’ the troop carried on a car wash. Cars were waved to […]

Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or hero?

Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or hero?

When some of us saw the first video of Charles Ramsey, the colorful Black dishwasher in Cleveland who is being celebrated as a hero for rescuing three White women captives from horrid conditions in a Cleveland house, we had a flashback to Antoine Dodson, who became a flamboyant Internet sensation after saving his sister from […]

Black revolutionary Assata Shakur no terrorist

Black revolutionary Assata Shakur no terrorist

When the FBI announced that they were placing fugitive Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard) on the list of most wanted terrorists and that they were offering an additional $1 million for her capture, it caught most of the world by complete surprise. Assata has been living quietly in exile in Cuba where she was given political […]

Mel Watt is ideal choice to lead FHFA

Mel Watt is ideal choice to lead FHFA

President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the significance of an African-American potentially leading a key financial office. Voice of reason When our nation […]

Our era of political extremism

Our era of political extremism

Last year, James Porter, the recently-elected president of the National Rifle Association, declared that President Obama was a “fake president …[whose] entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” Earlier this month, Adam Kokesh, a failed Republican candidate for Congress from Arizona and Internet talk show host, declared he would lead a July 4 march in […]