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Racism is the real issue

Racism is the real issue

Recently, the New York Times published an article about the dismal employment prospects of Black men and women in New York City. Less than half of all Black adults in that city are working – a figure worse than for Whites, Asians or Latinos. The rates for unemployment, underemployment, and duration of unemployment between jobs […]

Mitt Romney gets a free pass

Mitt Romney gets a free pass

One of the most remarkable things about Mitt Romney’s run for the White House is that the presumptive Republican nominee is allowed to attack President Obama on everything from saving the automobile industry to immigration. Yet, the news media rarely point out that Romney is against many things – especially if proposed by President Obama […]

House seeks to undermine consumer financial protection

House seeks to undermine consumer financial protection

In the aftermath of the successful effort to better protect consumer finances, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now facing a forceful effort to undermine its mission and operation. Even before CFPB reaches its first anniversary of operation, proposed federal legislation that would exempt a variety of non-bank lenders has attracted 19 co-sponsors from various […]

Has Dred Scott risen again?

Has Dred Scott risen again?

Growing up, I learned a lot about the Dred Scott legal decision. The parallels I see between it and the 2012 Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) strike me. For those who need a historical refresher, Dred Scott was born a slave in Virginia between 1795 and 1800.  After the death of […]

Race fans: More diversity needed but still a good time

Race fans: More diversity needed but still a good time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Each year, Daytona hosts two NASCAR race weekends at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of auto racing, is held in February while the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race, which happens in July. NASCAR Jalapeño 250 Nationwide Series […]

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Local heroes return with Congressional medals

Montford Point Marines honored during ceremony last month in D.C. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A group of African-American Marines from Volusia and Flagler counties who broke the color barrier during World War II were among hundreds who received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 27. Dr. James […]

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA star Vince Carter will hold his annual youth basketball camp next week in Daytona Beach. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy will take place at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School from July 10 to 14. Children ages 6-17 have registered to participate in the annual […]

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

Filmmaker who grew up in Daytona debuts project at national festival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Growing up in Daytona Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Salenta Baisden could not have predicted that a film she helped write and produce would be featured at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Baisden, who graduated from Bethune-Cookman with a degree in math, now lives […]

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

Army colonel to be grand marshal of race at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Highly decorated U.S. Army Colonel Greg Gadson will be the grand marshal for the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 6 at the Daytona International Speedway. Gadson, who lost both of his legs when he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device, will give […]

Daytona announces summer hours at pools

Daytona announces summer hours at pools

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES As temperatures soar into the 90s and higher, summer hours have been announced for two public pools in Daytona Beach. The city also announced that lifeguards are needed to work at the pools. Campbell Pool, which is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard next to the John H. Dickerson […]