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No Votran services on holidays; free trolley service on New Year’s Eve

No Votran services on holidays; free trolley service on New Year’s Eve

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Votran will not operate bus service Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, Southeast and West Volusia County areas. Votran night service will close two hours early Christmas Eve, at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. Votran will […]

Occupation of Palestine compared to South African apartheid

Occupation of Palestine compared to South African apartheid

  BILL FLETCHER AND ANGELA M. GILLIAM NNPA COLUMNISTS We, as African-Americans, simply could not remain silent when word broke of the Israeli bombings of Gaza. Along with Cornel West and others, we circulated a petition condemning the aggression and demanding an end to the occupation. While most of the mainstream media immediately jumped to […]

Republicans should focus on Blacks, not Hispanics

Republicans should focus on Blacks, not Hispanics

I am constantly amazed by the lack of any meaningful, insightful post-election analysis on the various media outlets (radio, TV, newspapers). You would think that everyone is hanging out at the same places because all the analysis seems to be the same: “Republicans have to find a way to garner more of the Hispanic vote.” […]

Living on $35 worth of food stamps only hype

Living on $35 worth of food stamps only hype

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker, following the example of Phoenix, Arizona Mayor Greg Stanton, is accepting a challenge to live on a $35 food stamp budget for one week. Mr. Mayor will add to his resume of shoveling snow and rescuing a woman from a burning house this latest feat that some news reporters […]

Payday loans, overdraft fees are predatory products

Payday loans, overdraft fees are predatory products

More than 37 million American households were either unbanked or under-banked in 2011, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). African-American households represent 34 percent of all under-banked consumers, the highest percentage among demographics surveyed. When under-banked African-American and Latino households are combined, these two communities of color comprise more […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Basketball team looking for consistency BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats clawed their way to a 85-72 win over the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) opponent Webber International at Moore Gymnasium on Saturday. Adrien Coleman scored 18 points with 15 rebounds and 10 assists to get the first recorded triple double in history […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Plenty of star power in Atlantic, Father Lopez game Green Wave outplays Sharks in matchup of top girls teams BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a much-anticipated girls high school basketball matchup, Father Lopez beat Atlantic 68-55 at the ICI Center at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach on Monday. Both teams entered the […]

No early voting in District 2

No early voting in District 2

NAACP upset about DeLand being only place to vote early in school board race BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The local NAACP is calling for an early voting site to be located in District 2 during the upcoming school board election. Dr. Walter Fordham, political action chairman of the Daytona Beach/Volusia County NAACP and a […]

Sharing their golden moments

Sharing their golden moments

Olympic medalists motivate students at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Olympic gold medalists visited local schoolchildren last week and motivated them to pursue their dreams. Allyson Felix and Aries Merritt appeared at Campbell Middle School in Daytona Beach and spoke with eighth-grade honor roll students on Nov. 30. Joanna Hayes, a 2004 gold […]

127 students to graduate this month from B-CU

127 students to graduate this month from B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in 20 years, Bethune-Cookman University will have a fall commencement. The graduation is at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach. Graduating will be 127 students along with the first two students […]