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An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

Daytona Beach park named after late commissioner BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Family and friends of the late Daytona Beach Commissioner Rufus “Buddy’’ Young Jr. as well as community leaders gathered on Jan. 15 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the city’s newest park to Young for his many contributions to the Daytona Beach […]

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

Volusia leaders urge attendees at MLK events to keep pressing for change BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “What a beautiful day to be in this place and at this time, to celebrate a good man,” Volusia County Council At Large Member Joyce Cusack told a nearly standing room only crowd of Blacks, Whites and […]

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University graduate Lucille O’Neal will be the keynote speaker at the first of an ongoing series of campus and community events focused on domestic violence. The series entitled “Ending the Cycle of Violence on our Campus and in our Community….The Message Continues,” will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. […]

B-CU renovating building erected in 1941

B-CU renovating building erected in 1941

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson, Board of Trustees, students and other supporters gathered on Jan. 16 for a dedication ceremony of one its oldest buildings – the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. Originally the campus library and eventually the home to the social sciences department, the building has been on […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

Palm Coast cultural arts grant application period open The City of Palm Coast offers a Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Matching Grant program to provide funding for cultural arts programs and/or events that are conducted within the City of Palm Coast by Palm Coast-based non-profit organizations. Funding is still available for the current fiscal year – […]

Community

Community

Hope Fellowship announces Black History schedule In recognition of Black History Month, Bishop Derek T. Triplett and Hope Fellowship Church will host a number of events to honor Florida’s black heritage and history. During the month of February, the community is invited to a series of educational and entertaining events —from music and the arts […]

NAFEO supports ‘America’s College Promise’ initiative

NAFEO supports ‘America’s College Promise’ initiative

LEZLI BASKERVILLE NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), applauds President Obama’s proposal to make community college tuition free, and views it as the commencement of an important dialogue with the states, college and university stakeholders that could help move as many as 9 million “would be” students from […]

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges? (Part II)

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges? (Part II)

Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I have zero tolerance for such ignorance. HBCUs are being held to a different standard than other universities that target certain communities. Because […]

World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two law enforcement officers were also killed, bringing the total to 17. About 40 heads of […]

Selma and  the folks at the  ‘back of the line’

Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’

I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was nearly completely snubbed for the Oscar nominations last week, as were several “White” films and White actors and directors. I never thought that, after last year’s breakthrough for “12 Years a Slave,” the Oscar voting academy was going to make another powerful drama that put Black Americans […]