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DAYTONA TIMES POLITICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

DAYTONA TIMES POLITICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For the past 12 years, the Daytona Times and WPUL-AM 1590 have maintained a consistent editorial policy of not recommending candidates who chose not to promote their candidacies through our media when they have media budgets available. The decision not to utilize the city’s long-time, well-established Black-owned media says to […]

SPECIAL ELECTION ISSUE

SPECIAL ELECTION ISSUE

More candidates share views in Times questionnaire In this week’s issue, the Daytona Times presents more comments from candidates in races in Volusia County. See pages 3, 7, 9 and 10 for responses. Daytona Beach mayoral, city commission and sheriff’s candidates appeared in last week’s issue. THE QUESTIONS Question 1: What will be your priorities […]

SOULS TO THE POLLS 2012

SOULS TO THE POLLS 2012

Church members ‘let it shine’ at poll BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham said to hundreds at the Courthouse Annex in Daytona Beach: “When I cast my vote, I’m gonna let it shine.” Then Durham, who organized a Souls to the Polls march in Daytona Beach last Sunday, broke out singing “This […]

Attorney for Trayvon’s parents to speak at MLK banquet

Attorney for Trayvon’s parents to speak at MLK banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Attorney Benjamin Crump, whose Tallahasee-based firm represents Trayvon Martin’s parents, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, chairman of the local Martin Luther King celebration committee, confirmed this week the selection of […]

Thousands of B-CU students march to vote too

Thousands of B-CU students march to vote too

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, interim president of Bethune-Cookman University, said the estimated 2,000 students marching to the polls on Monday would be called the unsung heroes of future generations. Jackson marched with the students to the early voting site at the Volusia County Library at City Island on Magnolia Avenue. “It’s […]

Wright files to run for school board seat again

Wright files to run for school board seat again

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Ida Duncan Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University business instructor who lost to School Board Chairman Al Williams in August, has officially filed to run for the seat left vacant due to his passing. A primary is scheduled for Dec. 18 for the District 2 seat that includes most of Daytona Beach, […]

Fashion show turns seniors into runway models

Fashion show turns seniors into runway models

Models hit the scene in the activity room of Madison Glen Apartments, an Ormond Beach development for the independent living of seniors. They’ve experienced an active senior community through the happenings weekly. “Fashion Show 2012” was on the scene recently with chairman/coordinator Thelma L. Gandy, a former Palm Coast resident. Dressmaker details – by Mistress […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats jump to first place in conference BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman beat North Carolina Central University (NCCU) 42-17 in front of 5,738 fans on Senior Day to take sole possession of first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) this past week. The Wildcats’ potent running game gained 274 of their total 443 […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Hurricane Sandy affects high school games COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hurricane Sandy didn’t touch land in Florida but brought plenty of wind and a little rain. The storm also affected local high school football games this past week. New Smyrna had its home game with Orange Park Fleming Island scheduled for last Thursday […]

Myth of local non-partisan races

Myth of local non-partisan races

THE DAYTONA TIMES EDITORIAL STAFF One can truthfully argue that the Democratic Party, since the 1960s-era Lyndon B. Johnson administration, has stood for issues of importance to Black Americans in recent decades, including voting rights and affirmative action – issues that the party of Abe Lincoln, the Republican Party, fought. Yes, Blacks are grateful for […]