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Meetings to focus on Orange Avenue, Midtown Master Plan

Meetings to focus on Orange Avenue, Midtown Master Plan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two meetings will be taking place at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach next week in which the public is urged to attend if they want to have a say in the overhaul of Orange Avenue and the implementation of the Midtown Master Plan. The first meeting, on […]

B-CU alum named the city manager of Winter Haven

B-CU alum named the city manager of Winter Haven

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Deric C. Feacher, a 2000 graduate of Bethune-Cookman and former employee of the university, has been named city manager of Winter Haven. The 36-year-old Winter Haven native became the first minority to assume the position. Winter Haven commissioners unanimously appointed Feacher on Sept. 10, 2012, when Dale Smith announced his […]

Flagler youth give preview of ACT-SO performances

Flagler youth give preview of ACT-SO performances

Taking on talent, students showcased a preview of what they will perform for the 35th Annual ACT-SO Awards Ceremony. They represented five categories – Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Business – which will be presented nationally in Orlando July 5 for ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics). ACT-SO is the NAACP’s principal youth […]

Lil Wayne insults memory of Emmett Till

Lil Wayne insults memory of Emmett Till

The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was a watershed moment, marking the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. While visiting relatives near Money, Miss., the Chicago native was murdered for allegedly whistling at a White woman. The brutal act was intended to send an unmistakable message to Black boys everywhere: If you […]

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 […]