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The time is right for reparations

The time is right for reparations

The issue of reparations for African people in general and in particular for more than 45 million Black Americans is an issue that began as a divisive topic. But it now receives support from a board cross-section of Blacks in America. There are some who want to table a national discussion of reparations in the […]

Moving from words to action

Moving from words to action

I often quote famous Black people, as I am sure most of us do.  We refer to their writings and their speeches, citing their words of wisdom and deriving inspiration from their knowledge. I often think about how we recite the words of famous Black people after they have passed away.  It’s sad to think […]

Political posturing on student loan rates

Political posturing on student loan rates

With federal college loan interest rates set to double on July 1, President Obama and some members of Congress are clashing over how best to address the issue. Amid the political jockeying, approximately 7 million college students from middle- and low-income families are still wondering what will happen if no legislative compromise is found. Even […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats in midst of spring sports action ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman had the MEAC South Division title slip away after getting swept by archrival Florida A&M University in Tallahassee last week. B-CU also missed out on being the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament. FAMU beat B-CU 6-3 in the series opener in […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Track and baseball highlight area games BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Deltona’s Quenton Washington led all area medalists by placing third in the long jump in the Class 3A state championships. Seabreeze’s Charles Nelson, who won the event last year finished 14th.  Nelson did medal by finishing fourth in the100m dash. New Smyrna’s James Clark […]

Artwork now adorns empty storefront on MMB

Artwork now adorns empty storefront on MMB

Through city initiative, photography by local artists on display on several buildings this summer BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A former furniture store on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard now has artwork in its windows because of a citywide public art initiative spearheaded by Daytona Beach City Commissioners Edith Shelley and Kelly White. The art was […]

Arrests thrust hotel owner back in spotlight

Arrests thrust hotel owner back in spotlight

Two charged with running meth lab at inn owned by HAAA member appointed by Cusack BY ANDREAS BUTLER AND ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The newest member of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) was back in the spotlight this week after his hotel was accused of being the site of a methamphetamine lab. Two people […]

Powers will become first Black principal of Catholic school

Powers will become first Black principal of Catholic school

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Betty Powers, the former principal at Turie T. Small Elementary, has been chosen as the new principal of the Basilica School of St. Paul in Daytona Beach. At the end of this school year, Powers will replace Yvonne Toro, who served for five years. Toro has taken an administrative position […]

Ormond Beach pays tribute to African ties

Ormond Beach pays tribute to African ties

Signs erected at areas referred to as Liberia and Sudan BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Two welcome signs have been erected near the police station on Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach to pay tribute to the African ties of the area. The signs welcome visitors and residents to Ormond areas referred to as Sudan and  […]

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County established in 2009 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Johnnie D. Moore, current president of the Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County, says the organization is the best-kept secret in Daytona Beach. First organized in 2009 by Al Bouie, an employee at Bethune-Cookman University, the Pan- Hellenic Council is composed of members […]