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9-11 Blood & Marrow Drive set

9-11 Blood & Marrow Drive set

The Daytona International Speedway and Florida Blood Centers will join forces once again for the seventh annual 9-11 Blood & Marrow Drive on Saturday, Sept. 8 Daytona International Speedway. The 9-11 Blood and Marrow Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Daytona 500 Club, located in the infield and just […]

Library to show ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ free on Friday

Library to show ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ free on Friday

The Daytona Beach Regional Library – City Island and Cinematique will feature “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of its book-and-movie series “Cinematique under the Stars” Friday, Sept. 7. The 1962 drama is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning semi-autobiographical novel that has become a classic of modern American literature. The film, set in a […]

Glossing over the truth about our history

Glossing over the truth about our history

When Khalil Muhammad speaks, people listen. He is a scholar, historian, and the director of the New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muhammad knows a lot about the importance of being mindful of learning from history. When he spoke about equality of opportunity to 1,800 young leaders at a […]

Who built what?

Who built what?

The Republican National Convention’s theme was, “We Built This.”  One of the speakers was Sher Valenzuela, a Delaware businesswoman who happens to be Latina. She touted the success of her upholstery business and implied it thrived because of her hard work. That’s only partly true. She also thrived because she started out with $2 million […]

White racism in a green jacket

White racism in a green jacket

Condoleezza Rice has a book titled: “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.’’ The question is “how high an honor” does the former secretary of state consider her invitation for membership in the Augusta National Golf Club? Racism has always been a major issue in the United States. Formal racial discrimination was largely […]

Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is to highlight the sharp contrast between the policies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent. Republicans concluded their national convention in Tampa and for the first time in 60 years, the GOP nominee didn’t make the argument that […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland tops DeLand BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a defensive battle, Mainland outlasted DeLand 19-3 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach last week. “We had Jontay Byrd and Quinton Powell back this week, which made a big difference. They are our defensive captains. Our defense played extremely well,” said Mainland Head Coach Scott Wilson. […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats wear down Alabama State, win MEAC/SWAC Challenge BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman erased a 21-point deficit to beat Alabama State 38-28 in MEAC/SWAC Challenge in front of 17,410 fans at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. “Our kids are buying into our philosophy of staying in the moment. We stayed the course and went […]

Set up or just carelessness?

Set up or just carelessness?

Henry denies wrongdoing in recent primary; elections supervisor ponders if someone’s out to get candidate BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s elections supervisor is concerned that someone might be trying to “set up” a Daytona Beach mayoral candidate. Ann McFall said misinformation about Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Derrick Henry was printed in the Daytona […]

Chubby Checker to bring ‘The Twist’ to DeLand

Chubby Checker to bring ‘The Twist’ to DeLand

Tickets on sale for Oct. 11 event to benefit hospital SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Get ready to twist again! Tickets are now available for legendary singer and performer Chubby Checker’s “Twisting Thru the Decades” concert at the Athens Theater, 124 North Florida Ave., in downtown DeLand. The concert is Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. […]