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Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA player Vince Carter held his annual youth basketball academy this week at an athletic center bearing his name at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Carter resides in Orlando but grew up in Daytona where he starred at Mainland and led the basketball team to a state championship in […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents young women to society

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented 13 young women to society on June 23 at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala held at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. During the gala, the young women and their escorts performed traditional cotillion dances and were recognized for […]

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute will be observing the 137th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at 10 a.m. on July 14 in the front of her home on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. She was the 15th child of former slaves and died at 79 […]

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

Night Alive program a safe haven for children

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Youngsters at Campbell Middle and Westside Elementary schools in Daytona Beach are getting a rich educational experience through the Night Alive program. Night Alive is an after-school program funded through a federal grant through 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC). The program focuses on math, science, reading and writing. Additionally, […]

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]

Minister launches magazine at Anointed Release Party

Minister launches magazine at Anointed Release Party

Charlene Cothran Ministries had a winning combination with VICTORY magazine’s Anointed Release Party and Launch Ceremony. Headlining were: Pastor Riva Tims, praise, entertainment and a silent auction – “serve-yourselves” canapes and dessert – and celebrating America’s birthday. The Rev. Charlene Cothran stepped into full-time ministry over six years ago after becoming “the former publisher of […]

Community Calendar for July 12 – July 18, 2012

Community Calendar for July 12 – July 18, 2012

Signup begins for Citizens Academy Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 through Oct. 30. The final class is scheduled Nov. 12. There is no charge for the program, […]

Community Events

Community Events

Butts Miracle Temple plans Holy Convocation Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ will be holding its annual Holy Convocation July 17-20. The event will be held each morning at 10 a.m. and nightly at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Evangelist Beverly Crawford, Tuesday night; Bishop Johnny Anderson, Wednesday night; Overseer/Mother Willie Mae […]

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 […]