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Letting their Community Garden grow

Letting their Community Garden grow

Chiles Academy to host Daytona’s Earth Day Festival BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Chiles Academy will be hosting Daytona Beach’s first Earth Day Festival on April 22. Organizers are hoping this will be an annual event. Forty-two years ago, the first Earth Day was held nationwide involving over 20 million Americans “to celebrate the […]

Residents near B-CU asked to  attend meeting about new field

Residents near B-CU asked to attend meeting about new field

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A meeting of residents who live near a training center being constructed for Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) athletes will take place April 26 at the John H. Dickerson Center from 6 to 8 p.m. It is not clear if B-CU President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed will be present at the meeting. […]

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

National NAACP lawyer to speak at Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dale Ho, assistant counsel for political participation for the NAACP’s National Legal Defense and Education Fund, will be the featured speaker at the Daytona Beach’s NAACP 39th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The event is scheduled for May 11 at The Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Atlantic High to present ‘Grease’ The Performing Arts Department of Atlantic High School will perform the Broadway musical “Grease’’ on April 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the school’s front office or at the box office […]

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

African Children’s Choir coming to Daytona Friday

The African Children’s Choir is on the road again. The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir will be performing on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 201 University Blvd. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices […]

Hope strikes back  for America’s masses

Hope strikes back for America’s masses

It’s common knowledge that during the Great Depression, when faced with financial ruin, White people by the scores jumped off bridges, shot themselves or found other means to commit suicide because they could not face the prospect of having a dollar less than what they had amassed – often on the backs of the 99 percent. […]

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

It’s April and the 2012 baseball season has begun.  Time to remember something else:  the continuous failure – actually refusal – of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame to recognize the contributions of the late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood and the retired executive director of the Major League Baseball Player Association (MLBPA), […]

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

It’s been more than a month since the passing of Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) and everyone is scrambling to see if anyone can fill his large shoes. Payne was affectionately known as “Mr. Africa,” and for good reason. The 12-term congressman from Newark was without a doubt the undisputable champion on Capitol Hill on […]

Chicago’s school  suspension policy is brutal, unfair


Chicago’s school suspension policy is brutal, unfair


Trayvon Martin was shot to death in Sanford. He was there visiting his father while suspended from school. He was suspended last month after school officials claimed to have found marijuana “residue” in his book bag. No actual contraband was found; police issued no arrest or citations. When news of the suspension was leaked, Sybrina […]

Palm Coast retirees celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Palm Coast retirees celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

James T. Lee popped the question, and soon the former Elva Roberson walked down the aisle as his bride at Burtonwood Air Force Base, England, on April 12, 1952. They met in 1949 at Brown Memorial Church in Brooklyn. The couple enjoyed a romantic cruise recently in the Eastern Caribbean and celebrated their 60th wedding […]