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A salute to local heroes

A salute to local heroes

Montford Marines, others who served in military to be honored on Veterans Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eli Graham was drafted into the Marines in 1944. During that time, Black and White soldiers were segregated. Graham was 18 years old at the time. Even though he is now 87, he vividly remembers bombs exploding […]

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Operation Safe Surrender will once again take place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, giving defendants with outstanding warrants an opportunity to turn themselves in and resolve their criminal charges. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of the church, said the doors will be open Nov. 13 from […]

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona residents Ben Pippen, Vaneshia Maddox and Antonio Aiken cannot serve on a jury, run for public office, own or possess a firearm or vote because they are convicted felons. They were among residents who attended a restoration of civil rights workshop on Oct. 27 at the John H. Dickerson […]

Church message focuses on manhood

Church message focuses on manhood

Because God guides and guards us every step of the way, men at the First Church of Palm Coast heard it preached recently that when man is living in partnership with God, it’s about who God created man to be. Referring to when God said, “Let us make man in our image,” the Rev. G. […]

Briefs

Briefs

City seeks volunteers for Light Up Midtown Volunteers are needed for the Light Up Midtown festivities scheduled for Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 in Daytona Beach. Committees have been announced and residents are asked to show up at the next meeting on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Club, 415 Peninsula Drive. […]

Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

The problem with having a deadline at the end of the week is that you miss the opportunity to weigh in on things, such as an election, that happens on a Tuesday. It is almost torture when you consider the possibilities that face us on Nov. 7 and beyond. I am hoping that President Obama […]

Looking beyond the election

Looking beyond the election

Over the past year or so, I have been wondering how Black folks would react to the election outcome. Two questions kept coming to mind: What will we do if Obama wins? What will we do if Romney wins? Let’s make it personal: What will you do? Four years ago I wrote a similar article […]

And the winner is ….Gov. Chris Christie

And the winner is ….Gov. Chris Christie

When the dust settles on this year’s presidential election, the real winner will prove to be Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie is finishing his first term as governor and will be seeking re-election in 2013. He has built a reputation as a rare no-nonsense, straight-talking politician. The public claims they want an honest […]

Student loans cause 36 million to drop out of college

Student loans cause 36 million to drop out of college

According to a new report, since 2009, 36 million Americans have attended college without earning a degree. Consequently, 850,000 individual private loans valued at more than $8 billion are now in default. With high and variable interest rates, these loans can cost students more in repayment than the actual cost of tuition. From 2005 to […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Despite some gridiron drama in Maryland, Wildcats defeat Morgan State COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman stayed on top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) with a 24-13 win last week over Morgan State in Baltimore, Md. B-CU Coach Brian Jenkins and defensive back Dion Hanks were ejected from the game. Jenkins was ejected […]