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An apology to Jesse Jackson Sr.

An apology to Jesse Jackson Sr.

It’s time to man up – I was wrong about Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. First, some background. I wrote a column in 2008 under the title, “Winners and Losers from Election ’08” in which I listed Jesse Jackson, Sr. as one of the biggest losers of that year. Here is what I said: “His past […]

Ending violence against women

Ending violence against women

March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon. What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) is that too many of us think that those are the only legitimate times of the year to discuss the issues affecting these respective groups. In […]

Black Americans’ never-ending challenge

Black Americans’ never-ending challenge

Within a matter of days late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land. In one, Emory University President James W. Wagner seemed to suggest that the bargaining among the delegates at the Constitutional Convention that produced the infamous three-fifths clause of the Constitution was […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats sweep Rattlers on the diamond BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman opened Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play by sweeping a three game series from archrival Florida A&M. “It’s always good to start off well in the conference and get things rolling the right way. We are in a good position. We want to get […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Breon Allen moving on to East Carolina University COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former Warner Christian Academy star and junior college All-American Breon Allen will play football at East Carolina University next season. Allen played the last two seasons at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. In 2012, he ran for 1,632 yards with a […]

B-CU first HBCU to sign agreement with SBA

B-CU first HBCU to sign agreement with SBA

Small Business Administration to expand access to loan programs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Borrowers and lenders of loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process, an administrator for the agency said […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Attorney relates Daytona’s segregated times in new novel ‘White Sugar, Brown Sugar’ BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There was a time when Blacks living in Daytona Beach could not go across the bridge to the city’s beachside unless they were working in someone’s house as a maid, working as a yard man, cooking n a […]

Black race fans don’t let lack of diversity keep them from 500

Black race fans don’t let lack of diversity keep them from 500

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Each year, the Daytona 500 and events leading up to the big race attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and brings in nearly $2 billion into the local economy. On Sunday, Blacks who attended the Sunday Daytona 500 were talking about the excitement of the event even though Saturday’s harrowing […]

No eminent domain for those affected by Orange Avenue project

No eminent domain for those affected by Orange Avenue project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Many of the approximately 150 people at the John H Dickerson for a discussion on the overhaul of Orange Avenue were concerned about one thing. Will Daytona Beach be using eminent domain to buy their private property for the $19.5 million project? Daytona Beach Public Works Director Ron McLemore, project […]

Greater Friendship to fast, pray in preparation for Spring Revival

Greater Friendship to fast, pray in preparation for Spring Revival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will begin fasting and praying next week for five days building up to its annual Spring Revival, which will run from March 11-13. Dr. Darien K. Bolden of Jacksonville, senior pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, and the president of the Moderators Auxiliary […]