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Volusia to start taking applications this month for summer camp scholarships Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 through 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must […]

Eagles host golf tournament

Eagles host golf tournament

Florida’s golf tournaments abound, and when it comes down to it, The Eagles Golf Club of Palm Coast promotes the enjoyment of playing golf. Members and guests took advantage of the 18-hole Grand Reserve Golf Course, the area’s newest course in Bunnell, making a great day for a recent annual “4 Club” Golf Tournament. The […]

Gun violence a bigger problem for White Americans

Gun violence a bigger problem for White Americans

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote those words in his April 1963 Letter from a Birmingham jail in the same passage with his well-known warning that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to […]

Time to stop appeasing Israel

Time to stop appeasing Israel

When I saw in the news that Vice President Biden had gone out of his way to assure the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that the Obama administration was completely serious about military action against Iran if Iran moves forward with its alleged nuclear ambitions, I became sick. AIPAC is the most prominent anti-Palestinian […]

Future of our democracy at stake

Future of our democracy at stake

EDDIE BENICE JOHNSON AND GARY BLEDSOE NNPA COLUMNISTS The two of us sat in utter shock and disbelief as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, with a simply bizarre oral utterance, insulted an entire race of people, particularly those who have given their lives so that all citizens in this country can […]

More wealthy Black people than you know

More wealthy Black people than you know

Who is the first Black person that comes to your mind when you think of wealth? Probably 99 out of 100 of us think of Oprah Winfrey, followed by Bob Johnson and his ex-wife, Sheila Johnson, and then on down the line with the likes of Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Tiger Woods. Let’s […]

BIKE WEEK 2013

BIKE WEEK 2013

Getting ready for a roaring good time Flashy bikes, tasty food, good music. Thousands of people will descend on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune boulevards this weekend. Click here for a sneak peak at what to expect during Bike Week 2013. Daytona Times staff writer and photojournalist Ashley Thomas was […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats hoping for some March Madness magic BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Both Bethune-Cookman basketball programs are competing this week in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Norfolk, Va. The men’s team used a balanced attack to knock off Coppin State University 89-78 in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday. Adrien Coleman scored […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Marsh leads Spruce Creek past New Smyrna BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Kyle Marsh pitched five shutout innings and struck out 11 batters to lead Spruce Creek past previously unbeaten New Smyrna Beach 6-0 on March 8. “I didn’t have my stuff the first couple of batters, but I settled down and all my pitches […]

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Argument over car leads to another critical injury of young Black male Editor’s note: Jiron Dent, the young man highlighted in this story has since died. See update of story here. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An argument over a stolen vehicle left a teenager critically wounded in the Madison Heights subdivision of Daytona Beach […]