Home » Entries posted by admin (Page 155)
Glossing over the truth about our history

Glossing over the truth about our history

When Khalil Muhammad speaks, people listen. He is a scholar, historian, and the director of the New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muhammad knows a lot about the importance of being mindful of learning from history. When he spoke about equality of opportunity to 1,800 young leaders at a […]

Who built what?

Who built what?

The Republican National Convention’s theme was, “We Built This.”  One of the speakers was Sher Valenzuela, a Delaware businesswoman who happens to be Latina. She touted the success of her upholstery business and implied it thrived because of her hard work. That’s only partly true. She also thrived because she started out with $2 million […]

White racism in a green jacket

White racism in a green jacket

Condoleezza Rice has a book titled: “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.’’ The question is “how high an honor” does the former secretary of state consider her invitation for membership in the Augusta National Golf Club? Racism has always been a major issue in the United States. Formal racial discrimination was largely […]

Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is to highlight the sharp contrast between the policies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent. Republicans concluded their national convention in Tampa and for the first time in 60 years, the GOP nominee didn’t make the argument that […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland tops DeLand BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a defensive battle, Mainland outlasted DeLand 19-3 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach last week. “We had Jontay Byrd and Quinton Powell back this week, which made a big difference. They are our defensive captains. Our defense played extremely well,” said Mainland Head Coach Scott Wilson. […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats wear down Alabama State, win MEAC/SWAC Challenge BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman erased a 21-point deficit to beat Alabama State 38-28 in MEAC/SWAC Challenge in front of 17,410 fans at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. “Our kids are buying into our philosophy of staying in the moment. We stayed the course and went […]

Set up or just carelessness?

Set up or just carelessness?

Henry denies wrongdoing in recent primary; elections supervisor ponders if someone’s out to get candidate BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s elections supervisor is concerned that someone might be trying to “set up” a Daytona Beach mayoral candidate. Ann McFall said misinformation about Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Derrick Henry was printed in the Daytona […]

Chubby Checker to bring ‘The Twist’ to DeLand

Chubby Checker to bring ‘The Twist’ to DeLand

Tickets on sale for Oct. 11 event to benefit hospital SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Get ready to twist again! Tickets are now available for legendary singer and performer Chubby Checker’s “Twisting Thru the Decades” concert at the Athens Theater, 124 North Florida Ave., in downtown DeLand. The concert is Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. […]

Boys sought to be disciples in community project

Boys sought to be disciples in community project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A community project geared toward steering boys in grades 4 through 9 in the right direction will be taking place every Sunday during the month of September beginning Sept. 9, according to the organizer of what is called the Disciple Boys Community Project. Daytonan Mary Fears says this is the […]

NAACP, others planning response to ruling on block reducing early voting days

NAACP, others planning response to ruling on block reducing early voting days

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Attorneys for advocacy groups are discussing a response to judges’ findings relating to a lawsuit in which a federal court upheld the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to block reducing the number of early voting days in five of Florida’s 67 counties. Florida’s 62 other counties are not protected by the […]