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B-CU president applauds Women’s Advisory Board for generosity

B-CU president applauds Women’s Advisory Board for generosity

The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board held its annual fiesta luncheon on Monday. The board recently presented $15,000 to the endowed scholarship fund of B-CU. B-CU President Dr. Edison O. Jackson thanked the women and their continued commitment to the university, also noting that three board members recently gave $1 million each from either their […]

Focus

Focus

Sorority seeks men for annual cook-off event The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present its third annual Male Cook-Off event on March 22 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  The culinary competition will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. The event […]

Flagler AKAs help homeless through generous donations

Flagler AKAs help homeless through generous donations

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter, celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by delivering and donating packaged toiletries to the Sheltering Tree, a proven oasis for the homeless in Flagler County. Bunnell’s First United Methodist Church converts to the Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s homeless shelter, as temperatures dip below […]

Challenging our youth to read, write and think critically

Challenging our youth to read, write and think critically

I have to admit that I like using social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, I find myself using them to encourage, inspire, and promote ideas and concepts. Without a doubt, social media has taken over the lives of many people. They can’t live without it. Let’s face it – so many people […]

Time to invest in children

Time to invest in children

The president’s budget released this week proposes billions in critical new federal investments for 2016 and beyond to improve the life chances of millions of poor children. It also would prevent more harmful budget cuts in cost effective child investments while providing essential new investments to decrease the morally indefensible number of poor children (14.7 […]

Endless plastic bags smother planet earth

Endless plastic bags smother planet earth

Maybe it has always been like this. If so, I am not sure precisely what triggered my new concern. But in either case, there seems to be an exceptional amount of plastic on highways, streets, in bushes, etc. It is mainly in the form of used plastic bags. I became aware that it was entering […]

Each generation has something to offer

Each generation has something to offer

Whether it is in an inner city neighborhood across America, the Caribbean, in Europe or in a sprawling mass of people in an African or Brazilian urban area, millions of Black youth throughout the world are crying out for a better quality of life. They should always have a better life than their parents. I […]

B-CU student named MEAC’s Bowler of the Week

B-CU student named MEAC’s Bowler of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman University sophomore Krysta Coleman has been selected as this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bowler of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon from the MEAC office. Coleman, a native of Trotwood, Ohio, earned tournament MVP honors at the Wildcat Invitational over the weekend in DeLand. In claiming the top prize during individual […]

B-CU baseball players make media outlet’s preseason team

B-CU baseball players make media outlet’s preseason team

With the 2015 season coming up quickly, College Sports Madness (CMS) has released its preseason Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) baseball picks for all-conference recognition and several Wildcats made the cut for the media outlet. Most notably of the preseason selections is Jason Beverlin as CSM’s Preseason Coach of the Year. Entering his fourth year at […]

Summer lifeguard tryouts in Volusia begin Feb. 28

Summer lifeguard tryouts in Volusia begin Feb. 28

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these dates: • Feb. 28: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holly Hill YMCA, 1046 Daytona Ave., […]