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Community Calendar for June 21 – June 27, 2012

Community Calendar for June 21 – June 27, 2012

Social Club giving away scholarship The Card Party Express Social Club is giving away $1,000 to a 2012 high school graduate from Atlantic, Mainland, Seabreeze or Spruce Creek with at least a 2.5 grade-point average. Candidates must submit the following by the July 15 deadline: a final 2012 transcript, an acceptance letter from a local […]

Rodney King symbolized police brutality

Rodney King symbolized police brutality

Rodney King was found dead early Sunday morning at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home in Rialto, Calif. No foul play was suspected. King would be the first to tell you that his lifelong bout with alcohol and drugs and frequent run-ins with police did not qualify him for icon status. Yet, […]

Reconnecting with the Motherland

Reconnecting with the Motherland

I’ve traveled to several African states, often to attend the Leon Sullivan African/African-American Summits. There’s nothing like the feeling experienced when arriving on the African continent. Brothers and sisters are always exuberant in their welcome of guests, but African-Americans tend not to feel like guests. It’s about returning to the home of our ancestors who […]

Let’s unify around the Unity Movement

Let’s unify around the Unity Movement

Do you believe that Black people should better utilize more of our $900 billion-plus annual aggregate income to start and grow businesses?  Do you believe Black people should share our information and experience with one another to build a brighter future for our children? If your answers are “yes,” join thousands of others in the Black […]

SunTrust, Wells Fargo settle mortgage discrimination lawsuits

SunTrust, Wells Fargo settle mortgage discrimination lawsuits

Two of the nation’s largest banks have each agreed to multimillion-dollar settlements of mortgage lending lawsuits that alleged widespread discriminatory lending. Wells Fargo, with $1.3 trillion in assets, announced on May 29 that it agreed to pay Shelby County, Tenn. and its largest city, Memphis, $7.5 million. Of these funds, $4.5 million will be dedicated […]

Housing authority hoops tournament gives kids fun, experience, opportunity

Housing authority hoops tournament gives kids fun, experience, opportunity

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority teamed up with Daytona Beach Leisure Services and put together a youth basketball team earlier this month. The youth, ages 18 and under, competed in the Tampa Housing Authority’s basketball tournament in Tampa from June 8-10. The team consisted of 10 players ages 14 to […]

Celebrating freedom

Celebrating freedom

Annual Juneteenth Festival attracts thousands to Cypress Street Park Thousands turned on Saturday for the 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration sponsored by the city of Daytona Beach. The scent of barbecue ribs filled the air. Children ran around unattended – having a good time riding live animals, climbing rock walls, bouncing on inflatables and on a […]

Local pioneers to receive highest U.S. honor

Local pioneers to receive highest U.S. honor

Dr. James Huger will be among the six area residents to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor this month in D.C. for World War II contributions. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Four Volusia County residents and two residents of Flagler County have been invited to receive Congressional Medals of Honor this month in Washington, D.C. […]

A celebration for Centipedes.

A celebration for Centipedes.

July reunion scheduled for Campbell Street High classes from 1929 to 1971 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Graduates of the old Campbell Street High School, which was the all-Black high school in Daytona Beach from 1929 until 1969 will be celebrating their eighth Homecoming Celebration July 26-29 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center. […]

Plenty of candidates for Volusia election

Plenty of candidates for Volusia election

Voter registration for primary ends July 16 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Qualifying is over, and Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall’s next task is to produce a ballot. Approximately 80 races will be on the ballot, including local, county, state and national competitions. The only surprise entrant into a race is attorney and […]