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It’s time for us to deliver for Postal Service

It’s time for us to deliver for Postal Service

I have written about this previously but I am getting more and more concerned that the Postal Service will go the way of the dodo bird. Like virtually every other part of the legitimate role of government, the Postal Service is and has been under attack by conservatives. The perpetrators of the assault are the […]

Activists applaud HUD’s new anti-bias rule

Activists applaud HUD’s new anti-bias rule

A recent action by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has now formalized a national standard for determining violations of the Fair Housing Act. The new rule which takes into account “disparate impact” embraces a long-held civil rights view that housing discrimination and lending occur not only by intent; but also by effect. […]

Whitney Young: Powerbroker of Civil Rights Movement

Whitney Young: Powerbroker of Civil Rights Movement

7-12_2011_CVC_Online_Activity_Report He was one of the great civil rights leaders of his time – so influential that he graced the cover of an issue of Time magazine. He was on easy social terms with some of America’s leading corporate titans and a president of the United States. He was the last person to speak at […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Environmental center to host Women’s Day celebration Women can learn about yoga, nutrition, business etiquette and more during a Women’s Day celebration scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at the Lyonia Environmental Center. Free events include: • Guided hikes: 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Environmental specialists will lead leisurely tours through the […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Men’s basketball: Scotland’s big night lifts B-CU past Howard ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University opened its final home stand of the season with a 64-50 win over Howard University at Moore Gymnasium on Monday. “These are our last three home games of the season and we have five games left. We have to make […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic and Lopez make Final Four BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A stifling defense lifted Atlantic past Ocala Trinity Catholic 48-23 to win the 2-4A Regional final. “I knew we could pressure them and they haven’t seen press like ours other than when they played Jacksonville Ribault. We wanted to take out there shooters and […]

Midtown volunteer called hero after shooting

Midtown volunteer called hero after shooting

Daytona residents concerned about safety at city properties due to employee cuts in Leisure Services Department BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Gun violence reared its ugly head again in Daytona Beach on Jan. 31 with its sights potentially aimed at up to 200 children, including a group of cheerleaders in the Midtown Cultural and Educational […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Librarian Larry Hyde helped to introduce local Whites to Black authors, history BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine a time when there were no books by Black authors in Volusia County’s public school libraries and limited or no information on the contribution of Blacks in any of the references books. Larry Hyde can remember. Hyde, […]

New Smyrna celebrates its own Black heritage

New Smyrna celebrates its own Black heritage

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES No city or town locally celebrates Black History Month like New Smyrna Beach. The annual New Smyrna Beach Black Heritage Festival took place last weekend with plenty of activities, live music, presentations, food, fun and entertainment. The heart of the three-day festival was at Pettis Park located at the corner […]

Shaq’s mom attends renaming ceremony of B-CU wellness center

Shaq’s mom attends renaming ceremony of B-CU wellness center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University renamed its wellness center last week, expanding its focus and partnerships in the community. The Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center is now known as the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity, center director Diana Lee told the Daytona Times this week. The renaming ceremony took place Feb. 7 at […]