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Sheriff’s Office to host five sites for drug take-back day

Sheriff’s Office to host five sites for drug take-back day

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will establish five drop-off points this Saturday as part of a national effort to help residents dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. The five drop-off sites, at Sheriff’s district offices in DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Holly Hill and New Smyrna Beach, will be open […]

B-CU Homecoming 2012: ‘A New Attitude’

B-CU Homecoming 2012: ‘A New Attitude’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “A New Attitude, Living the Legacy” is the theme of this year’s Bethune-Cookman University’s Homecoming. Festivities kicked off this week with a Wildcat Water Park and an Anti-Hazing Opening Ceremony. There also has been a dance/fashion show, a bingo night and Homecoming Pageant & Gala. Homecoming activities will culminate with […]

‘The Melting Pot’ stirs up questions about different cultures

‘The Melting Pot’ stirs up questions about different cultures

In “The Melting Pot’’ in Ashe’ VII, Part 1, trials and tribulations made up what’s significant about the different ethnic groups coming to America. It’s a play and script written by dance coach Barbara Solomon, who doubles as the Ashe’ chair for the African American Cultural Society. Solomon’s songs, dance and narratives make way for […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

College to sponsor events to raise awareness about disabilities Daytona State College will host two events on Oct. 17 designed to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with a disability and to help people living with disabilities improve the quality of their lives. The 22nd annual Abilities Awareness Day celebration will bring together […]

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, […]