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Diversity has replaced Jim Crow around the world

Diversity has replaced Jim Crow around the world

We have come a long way in diversity management.  This is really a fancy name for affirmative action, which was introduced by my mentor, Arthur A. Fletcher, under the Nixon administration. Legislated discrimination Jim Crow, which was legislated discrimination, seems so long ago.  Actually, it has been only two generations since the very bad days.  […]

Undocumented and unafraid

Undocumented and unafraid

Carlos Amador emigrated with his family from Mexico in 1999 at age 14. He lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for almost 13 years until he recently received conditional permanent residency. Higher education for someone like him seemed like an impossible dream when Carlos finished high school. But he was determined to […]

Islam, Israel and the First Amendment

Islam, Israel and the First Amendment

The response in the Muslim World to the display of the anti-Muslim video mocking the Prophet Muhammad stunned many people in the United States of America. The brutal murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff in Libya, blamed on the anger over the display of the video, now appear to have been a premeditated […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Against Tennessee Tigers, Wildcats couldn’t claw their way back BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The two top teams in Black college football squared with Tennessee State walking away with a 21-14 win over Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats were ranked No. 1 in all the HBCU polls while Tennessee State was ranked second in three and tied […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Blowouts highlight district play in fifth week of prep football COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach remained unbeaten by ripping Pine Ridge 54-7 in the district 9-6A opener for both teams. Marcus Johnson threw for 224 yards with four scores to lead New Smyrna. Frankie Viera scored Pine Ridge’s lone touchdown. James […]

Black preachers organizing march to polls

Black preachers organizing march to polls

Church members will unite, walk to library on Oct. 28 to vote early BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of a Daytona Beach Black clergy group are planning a large march to the polls the first Sunday of early voting for the general election. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, […]

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ star stumps for Obama during visit to B-CU

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ star stumps for Obama during visit to B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There were squeals and applause as Keke Palmer entered the room on Sept. 15 to talk to hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University students. During a visit to the university, Palmer, 19, spoke on behalf of President’s Obama’s campaign, urging students to register to vote and support her candidate. “We are the […]

B-CU to induct 12 into inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

B-CU to induct 12 into inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

Sept. 22 ceremony takes place same day as dedication of athletic center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONATIMES Bethune-Cookman University will open the Larry R Handfield Athletic Training Center on Sept. 22, the same day 12 Wildcats will be inducted into the school’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. A dedication ceremony of the center is scheduled Sept. […]

First Church service highlights ‘Gifted Women of God’

First Church service highlights ‘Gifted Women of God’

Churchwomen echoed sentiments of taking part in the Women’s Day service. They later sat with guests for an enjoyable repast and were decked out in stylish fashion, reflecting the colors of blue and white to celebrate Women’s Day. They are the women of First Church with the appropriate banner, “Gifted Women of God” from II […]

Beach conditions, lifeguard locations: There’s now an app for that

Beach conditions, lifeguard locations: There’s now an app for that

Volusia County Beach Safety division has launched a smart-phone application to help residents and visitors get quick access to important beach information. The app is free and available for download for both iPhone and Android devices through the iTunes store and Google Play, respectively. The Beach Navigator app was developed by Solodev, the county’s web […]