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Ormond Beach reunion celebrates ties with Liberia, Sudan

Ormond Beach reunion celebrates ties with Liberia, Sudan

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Celebrating five years in its existence, the “I Am Ormond Beach” reunion took place July 12-16. The reunion celebrates the history of the African-Americans of Ormond as well as the African ties recently discovered by Michael Gibson, president of the “I Am Ormond Beach” committee. “For generations, people referred […]

The politics of power and the right to vote

The politics of power and the right to vote

As students and parents at Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® sites across the country study our nation’s history this summer, they’re learning about the long struggle for voting rights in our nation and the importance of the vote to a vibrant democracy. One of their speakers was Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor at the Kirwan […]

Young America is key to 2012 election

Young America is key to 2012 election

When young Americans come alive, they transform the possible. We saw that in 2008 when young Americans – the millennial generation of 18- to 29-year-olds – voted in large numbers (larger than the aging baby boomers), and overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. They cast almost one out of every six votes in that election and voted […]

It’s in their nature!

It’s in their nature!

As I reflect on my upbringing, I’m grateful for the old stories told in my youth. Most often they were rooted in values that taught significant life lessons. Many of my friends have similar old stories. My friend, Steve Blakely, said he remembers being told the story of a beaver and rattlesnake who were attempting […]

Palm Coast student wins bronze at NAACP Olympics

Palm Coast student wins bronze at NAACP Olympics

One Flagler County high school student brought home a medal from the NAACP’s 34th annual Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) in Houston. The July 8 awards ceremony capped months of local competitions and students competing in 26 categories ranging from performing arts and music to mathematics, biology and business. Palm Coast competitor Xavier […]

Community Calendar for July 19 – July 25,  2012

Community Calendar for July 19 – July 25, 2012

Church to host Holy Convocation Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ will be holding its annual Holy Convocation daily through July 20. The free event will be held each morning at 10 a.m. and nightly at 7 p.m. Bishop Larry Trotter will be the guest speaker on Friday Night. The convocation will be […]

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add women’s soccer and women’s  volleyball. “At this present time, we are looking to bring two additional sports programs. We want to start with club and intramural soccer this spring. We will do more studies. This is how you grow your programs. You look and […]

No Dream Team yet

No Dream Team yet

U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team had lots of missteps in Monday’s game against Brazil BY DON MARKUS THE BALTIMORE SUN (MCT) WASHINGTON – There has been much discussion in recent days about how this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team stacked up against its most famous predecessors, the Dream Team of 1992. There has been […]

Voter registration deadline creeping up

Voter registration deadline creeping up

July 16 is the last day to register for August primary BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The number of newly registered Volusia County voters is down 20 percent compared to the 2008 presidential election at this same time, according to Volusia County’s Supervisor of Elections. Democrats still make up the majority of registered voters but […]

Daytona Beach Deltas crown Jabberwock queens

Daytona Beach Deltas crown Jabberwock queens

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The highlight of Jabberwock 2012 in Daytona Beach was the coronation and crowning of the new queens. Crowned for Jabberwock 2012 titles were Amariya Lopez, Little Miss Jabberwock; Corianna Favors, Junior Miss Jabberwock; and Dawn Wilson, Miss Jabberwock. Others competing for the tiles were runner-ups Asuante’ Williams, Ja’Niya Hawkins, Aire’l […]