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COMMUNITY BRIEFS

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

College offers fitness courses The Daytona Beach branch of Daytona State College has announced a list of fitness courses. For more information call 386-506-4348. Yoga: Entry Level/Intermediate, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. A way to reduce stress, improve flexibility and increase strength. Instructor: Stefanie Farrow. Tuesdays, $25 for six-week session. Cardio Step & […]

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, members of Congress voted to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the richest Americans. For more than 10 years, the richest 1 percent have received almost $750 billion from these tax cuts. Income and wealth […]

Romney’s clumsy attempt to enlist Blacks

Romney’s clumsy attempt to enlist Blacks

When Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP during their national convention, I thought his speech was a waste of time because he said nothing that would be of any interest to the Black community. Most people, of all political stripes, thought my analysis was right on the mark. But not those in the Romney campaign. They would have […]

The Civil Rights Act and the Olympics

The Civil Rights Act and the Olympics

Thrill to the vibrant gymnastics grace of Gabby Douglas, the fierce tennis power of Serena Williams, the skill of Kayla Harrison in winning the first gold for an American woman in judo. American women, including the swimming, beach volleyball, basketball and soccer teams led the way this Olympics. It’s worth remembering why. Rules matter Opportunity […]

Police reach out to community during annual ‘Night Out’ event

Police reach out to community during annual ‘Night Out’ event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department reached out to the community during the annual National Night Out against crime event on Aug. 7. The police teamed up with the City of Daytona Beach to put on the event, which was held at Cypress Park and included free food, games and activities. […]

Construction begins on new Daytona Village

Construction begins on new Daytona Village

Several elected officials, Daytona Beach City and Housing Authority employees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Daytona Village on July 26. Construction of new apartments is expected to be done in phases says Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach. “The number of phases will depend on how much funding can be put together […]

Daytona teen wins gold at AAU Nationals again

Daytona teen wins gold at AAU Nationals again

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Xavier Atkins, 16, won the 100m and 200m dashes at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games. The games were held July 25 – Aug. 4 in Houston. Atkins ran the 100 in 10.58 seconds and 200 in 21.11 seconds to win gold. “It felt good as I repeated […]

WILDCATS IN THE COMMUNITY

WILDCATS IN THE COMMUNITY

Jenkins ready to take team all the way

Jenkins ready to take team all the way

B-CU football coach says goal is to win national title this season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the 2012 football campaign around the corner, Bethune-Cookman University held its B-CU held Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 12. Head Coach Brian Jenkins stressed keeping his team living in the moment. “We have to learn to stay […]

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Gardner and Davis lead retooled squad BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman held a Media Day for its volleyball team for the first time on Sunday. Isaac Raphael, the second-year head coach, looked calm while answering questions from the media. “I’m thankful that you are here. We didn’t have this last year. Practice started out […]