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EASTER EVENTS

EASTER EVENTS

Resurrection service at News-Journal Center Hope Fellowship Church invites the public to Resurrection Sunday service at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., on March 31 at 10 a.m. Bishop Derek Triplett will deliver the sermon. More information: 386-226-1122. Musical at Harbor Baptist An Easter musical celebration, entitled “It Is Finished,” tells the meaning and […]

Cultural society honors members at luncheon

Cultural society honors members at luncheon

Richard Barnes, former Board of Directors chairman, greeted the crowd at an annual 2013 Awards Luncheon presented by the African American Cultural Society (AACS). He capably touted the honorees’ involvement. Elegant, impeccable table settings were visible and indicators of the talented members in the organization. Edward Tucker Caterers had returned with Donald Bryant for his […]

Volusia-Flagler family YMCA wins grant

Volusia-Flagler family YMCA wins grant

The state Department of Health Injury Prevention Program awarded a grant to the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, which will give older adults the opportunity to participate in a program proven to substantially prevent their risk of falling. The grant will allow for a limited number of full scholarships in tai chi: Moving for Better Balance, […]

White media masquerading as Black

White media masquerading as Black

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, released his long awaited report last week called the Growth and Opportunity Project. It is basically a post mortem of last November’s election results and lessons learned. The report stated the obvious: The Republican Party had problems with key demographic groups such as Blacks and Hispanics. To […]

Black leaders fail to hold Obama accountable

Black leaders fail to hold Obama accountable

How many African-Americans know that the president of the United States (POTUS) recently met with their leaders? How many among the African-American population know what the meeting agenda entailed, who was there, and what was accomplished at, or subsequent to it, regarding our plight and problems? Late Black History Month 2013, the POTUS had Blacks […]

Banks continue to peddle payday loans to Blacks disproportionately

Banks continue to peddle payday loans to Blacks disproportionately

In today’s challenging financial times, the cost of living finds many consumers with an ongoing financial challenge to hold on until their next payday arrives. In its latest report on bank payday lending, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) found that although participating banks claim that their payday loan products are only for short-term emergencies […]

Race, Venezuela and legacy of Hugo Chavez

Race, Venezuela and legacy of Hugo Chavez

In January 2004, as the president of TransAfrica Forum, I had the honor of leading the first African-American delegation to meet with the leaders of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. It was important for us to conduct this visit in order to better understand what was transpiring but also to get a better sense of race, the […]

Volusia votes to take HAAA board appointment from only Black rep

Volusia votes to take HAAA board appointment from only Black rep

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Council’s only Black representative is upset that a majority of her council members voted Feb. 28 to reduce the number of people she can appoint to the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA). The vote of the council comes as attorney Ted Doran, who County Council At-large Member Joyce […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland’s lone Black baseball player about helping team BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Marquise Edwards is a junior at Mainland High School who has a 3.0 grade point average with math as his favorite subject. Edwards also plays first base and pitcher for the Buccaneers baseball team where he is the only Black player. Ironically, […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Track and bowling highlight Wildcats sports action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Lady Wildcats’ bowling team went 2-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Championships at AMF Chesapeake Lanes in Chesapeake, Va. Bethune-Cookman (60-65) is currently ranked 20th in the latest National TinPin Coaches Association poll. B-CU entered the MEAC tournament as the sixth […]