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Democrats bash Obama yet want Black vote

Democrats bash Obama yet want Black vote

Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes? Why should Black voters be motivated to turn out after months of watching Democrats bash the president? What exactly is the […]

Biketoberfest 2014: They ate, they rode and they partied

Biketoberfest 2014: They ate, they rode and they partied

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Markedly lower in attendance from Bike Week held in the spring, Biketoberfest still brought thousands of bikers to the Daytona Beach area last weekend. Though official numbers were not available, bikers who spoke with the Daytona Times said there were not as many bikers, vendors or food options at […]

B-CU cornerback earns MEAC’s top defensive player title

B-CU cornerback earns MEAC’s top defensive player title

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman cornerback Thomas Finnie was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (MEAC), announced Monday afternoon from the league[s office in Norfolk, Va. Finnie, a senior cornerback from Miami, had a pair of interceptions in No. 14-ranked Bethune-Cookman’s 48-20 road win over Savannah State. He also tallied a tackle […]

Ray Rice still has some folks rooting for him

Ray Rice still has some folks rooting for him

BY DOUG DONOVAN BALTIMORE SUN (MCT) Ray Rice might forever be a pariah to many for knocking out his fiancee in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino in February. Thousands of Ravens fans lined up at M&T Bank Stadium last month to trade in their once-cherished No. 27 jerseys. But to two 9-year-old boys, […]

Bethune-Cookman raises $2.5 million at gala

Bethune-Cookman raises $2.5 million at gala

BY KEISHA PICKETT SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University raised nearly $2.5 million at Tuesday night’s Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala, which included a surprise donation of $1 million raised by B-CU’s student body. Nearly 500 guests were present at the gala, held at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club. The $1 million came […]

Funeral director speaks out about violence

Funeral director speaks out about violence

Hearses in B-CU parade part of national campaign against crime BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gainous Funeral Home had no ordinary float in the annual Bethune-Cookman University Homecoming Parade on Saturday. There were no banners, no shiny decorations, no bells, no whistles. The black and white hearse made its way down Dr. Mary McLeod […]

Holley vying to be Flagler’s first Black commissioner

Holley vying to be Flagler’s first Black commissioner

BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES Howard Holley is seeking to make history in Flagler County. He’s a longtime Republican turned Independent running for Flagler County Commissioner, District 2. He faces Frank Meeker in the November election. If he wins, he will be the first Black and first Independent elected to the commission. Holley is CEO […]

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mickel A. Brown, a special projects manager for the City of Daytona Beach, died Oct. 9 at age 52. “The city has lost a great employee,” Percy Williamson, Leisure Services director for the City of Daytona Beach told the Daytona Times. Brown worked within the Leisure Services department for […]

Action off the field

Action off the field

B-CU fans gathered for Homecoming enjoy hanging out at Municipal Stadium before the football game for tailgating fun. There was plenty of music, barbecue, trash talking, and catching up with old friends.

Flagler NAACP to host Candidates Forum on Oct. 23

Flagler NAACP to host Candidates Forum on Oct. 23

The Flagler County Branch (FCB) NAACP will sponsor a Candidates Forum on Oct. 23, 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast. The non-partisan forum is free and open to the public. It will present candidates for the Flagler Board of County Commissioners, Palm Coast City Council, […]