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Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ missing contributions by Blacks

Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ missing contributions by Blacks

“‘Negro History’ is the missing segment of world history.” Carter G. Woodson Carter G. Woodson was right when he essentially said that Black history is the missing pages of world history. Never was such so true than in the movie, “Lincoln.” While I, as a “weekend historian,” was impressed by Daniel Day Lewis’ portrayal of […]

Black radio used to be rock of our culture

Black radio used to be rock of our culture

“Historically, Black radio … fulfilled all functions Black people needed … but now it’s time to take a serious look and right the wrong of the mess we call Black radio today,” says Todd Steven Burroughs, a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department at Morgan State University. Burroughs is demanding that the Federal Communications Commission […]

Racing to win your holiday dollars

Racing to win your holiday dollars

 “Gotta have that Big Screen TV” is out of the gate first, with “I wanna X-Box” on the rail and closing fast. But “I like the Wii” is having none of it as he moves up in position to strike. Running in fourth place is “I need a Blu-Ray” with “My New Nikes” in a […]

Ambassador Rice unfairly targeted

Ambassador Rice unfairly targeted

All U.S. United Nations ambassadors sit in a perpetual hot seat. That comes with the assignment and to be periodically involved in public controversies is not out of the ordinary. Yet with the growing unprincipled and ultra-partisan attacks on the integrity, intelligence and competence of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, those who believe in freedom, justice, […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Missed opportunities doom Wildcats BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman lost to Coastal Carolina 24-14 in front of 5,465 fans at Municipal Stadium in the first round of the FCS playoffs this past week. “I am proud of this team. We had a great season. We have really built this program up to prominence over […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Mainland and Warner playoff runs continue COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Scott Wampler’s 47-yard field goal attempt fell short as time expired and Mainland held off Winter Haven 34-33 in the Class 6A regional semifinal. Cameron “Squirt’’ Hadley threw for 280 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 159 with a score to lead […]

Car buyers snapping up cheaper loans

Car buyers snapping up cheaper loans

BY DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (MCT) Record-low interest rates have propped up a slow-to-recover housing industry. Even lower rates are helping the auto finance industry explode, with many firms seeing exponential growth — and consumers getting great deals. Many drivers who have been riding out the recession in older vehicles are now racing out to […]

Florida consumers’ confidence dips after election

Florida consumers’ confidence dips after election

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida consumers’ confidence dropped in November after spiking to new highs in the previous two months, likely driven by gloom among those disappointed by the election, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The consumer confidence rating of 76 this month was down four points from October, the university’s […]

‘Voices of Inspiration’ art at Peabody

‘Voices of Inspiration’ art at Peabody

“Meditative Drawings: A Creative Practice Blending Spirituality and Art” by Carol Bertrand will be on display next month in the  Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.  The artist’s “Voices of Inspiration” paintings and drawings (shown below) will be on view from Dec. 5 through January 2. Free and open to the […]

A day of prayer, unity

A day of prayer, unity

Area religious leaders coming together again for World AIDS Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Religious leaders from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths will again participate in an interfaith service for prayer and healing for those living with HIV/AIDS as Volusia County residents get ready to shine the spotlight on the disease as World AIDS […]