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Activism – then and now

Activism – then and now

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years later, there is nothing that equals that march, not in participation, nor in results. These days, folks march to make a point, but back in the day, we marched to […]

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

As a parent, what lengths would you take to ensure that your child had an opportunity to achieve the American Dream? If you love your child as much as I love my two daughters, the limits to your sacrifice are endless. Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is a precondition to survival in America today.” […]

Stetson to offer free political campaign training Sept. 8

Stetson to offer free political campaign training Sept. 8

Stetson University will host its third annual “Politics 101” conference on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free, one-day crash course gives the nuts and bolts of political campaigning. The conference will be held in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building. “The goal of Politics 101 is to provide […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of fans flocked to Bethune-Cookman’s Moore Gymnasium on Sunday for the third annual Fan Fest. The Wildcats football program held the event, which is designed to give the fans and community a chance to meet the players and coaches. “This gives us a chance to interact with the fans […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Football kicks off this week with Classic exhibitions BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School started on Monday in Volusia County, which also brings us to the high school football season. Local teams will compete in Kickoff Classic exhibitions on Aug. 24 and commence the regular season with games starting Aug. 31. There are 15 schools […]

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

A few glitches, some surprises as Volusia voters go to polls FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2012 primary election in Volusia County came and went with mixed results. A new Daytona Beach mayor was not determined, incumbent school board member Al Williams hung on to his seat, the race for Volusia County Chair took an unexpected […]

Willie Wright remembered as educator and activist

Willie Wright remembered as educator and activist

Family, Campbell classmates share fond memories at Aug. 11 service BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Lori Miles said she will cherish and remember moments of her Uncle Willie Wright’s early life. Wright died Aug. 4 at age 80. Miles read a poem she wrote in tribute to Wright to family and friends at the funeral, […]

Students will see more officers on their way to school

Students will see more officers on their way to school

Volusia adding more law enforcement to ensure safety of walkers, riders BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Twenty-seven Volusia County students were involved in incidents with vehicles during last year’s school year. When schools open across the county on Monday, students will notice more law enforcement as Volusia’s sheriff announced that more officers will be added […]

Daytona minister turns 103

Daytona minister turns 103

The Rev. Albert Walker of Daytona Beach is celebrating his 103rd birthday this week. Rev. Walker was born Aug. 15, 1909. He is the founder and former pastor of Mt. Calvary Independent Freewill Holiness Church. His family says his “secret of longevity’’ is this scripture from Ephesians 6:2-3: “Honor thy father and mother; which is the […]

Daytona State invites musicians to join band, orchestra or ensemble

Daytona State invites musicians to join band, orchestra or ensemble

With the cultural season opening in September, Daytona State College’s School of Music, Entertainment and Art invites local musicians to join the symphonic band, symphony orchestra or jazz ensemble. No fees are required for participation unless college credit is desired. The Daytona State College Community Symphonic Band, developed in the spirit of the old John […]