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‘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 […]

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Church plans Wednesday prayer, meditation time The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association invite the public to a half hour of music each Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange. The half hour is an opportunity to […]

Winds of change must blow through Daytona

Winds of change must blow through Daytona

THE DAYTONA TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD The future of the city is in the hands of those who are registered to vote on Nov. 6. It will be the Black vote that makes the difference. Currently there are more than 12,000 Black voters registered to vote in this city of 60,000. A little more than 20,000 […]

Perception becomes reality when people labeled

Perception becomes reality when people labeled

DR. WILLIE J. KIMMONS READER COMMENTARY This is in response to an hour interview I had with Mr. Andrew Gant, a 28 year-old, White male staff writer at the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The interview was centered on voters’ absentee ballots and the matching of individuals’ signatures. Mr. Gant’s perception of me was simply that I […]

Time to pull back from ‘fiscal cliff’

Time to pull back from ‘fiscal cliff’

Ignorance is not bliss. However, there are too many of us who are ignoring the discussion about a legislative maneuver known as “sequestration.” This is also known by a more descriptive term – “fiscal cliff.” Unless this is updated, all financial rules and budgeting will come to a halt on December 31, 2012. Let me […]

Taking a broader worldview

Taking a broader worldview

Every four years in the U.S., we have our presidential elections. I have worked on three such campaigns and the one thing that is certain is uncertainty. Presidential campaigns are planned down to the most minute detail. In most cases, the winner will be the person who can best respond to the uncertainties of a […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU competitive, but team loses to Miami again BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman battled, but fell to the University of Miami 38-10. “We made too many mistakes. That’s the bottom line. Miami is a good football team. No disrespect to Miami, but we did some things that hurt us from winning,” said B-CU’s Head […]