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Free baseball clinic with Hall of Famers takes place Saturday at park

Free baseball clinic with Hall of Famers takes place Saturday at park

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A free baseball clinic, sponsored by the KinderVision Foundation, will take place Saturday at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach from 1-4 p.m. for kids 6-15. Former Major League Baseball players will offer advice during the clinic. The clinic will be followed at the ballpark by the Greatest Save Hall […]

Pioneer paratrooper to be honored at Onyx Awards

Pioneer paratrooper to be honored at Onyx Awards

Walter Morris was the first chosen for an all-Black 555th Parachute Infantry Company during World War II. The company became a battalion and later merged with the elite 82nd Airborne Division. The division unified the U.S. Army in 1947, a whole year prior to President Truman’s integrating the Armed Forces by Executive Order. The 555th […]

B-CU students hold vigil for tennis player who died in accident

B-CU students hold vigil for tennis player who died in accident

Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University students gathered Sunday night at the school for a candlelight vigil for fellow student Juan Munoz from Columbia who was killed Sept. 15 in a motorcycle accident. Munoz, a junior business major, also was on B-CU’s tennis team and was called by the university an “outstanding tennis player.’’ He was driving […]

Daytona State offers fall open houses, showcases

Daytona State offers fall open houses, showcases

FROM STAFF REPORTS Fall is traditionally the season for high school seniors and juniors to start making their college selections. Daytona State College invites students, parents and families to choose an open house close to home. The open houses help any future student explore a college education, choose ways to advance their career or re-tool […]

Second annual HIV/AIDS provider forum set for Nov. 21

Second annual HIV/AIDS provider forum set for Nov. 21

The Partnership for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Planning (PCHAP) is hosting its second annual provider forum. This is a forum for professionals in all fields who are working with HIV positive individuals. It gives your organization a platform to talk about what you do and showcase your new programs or successes.  You will learn about complementary services and […]

Selling out Black college football to make a buck

Selling out Black college football to make a buck

I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it. There’s only one reason our HBCUs schedule games against schools whose […]

Victim of ignorance killed by gun violence

Victim of ignorance killed by gun violence

At only 24 years old, Timothy Dawkins was already well respected in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as a young leader and youth organizer wise for his years. His colleague Trayon White, a District of Columbia State Board of Education member, described him to a reporter this way: “Tim was just very different. You’re talking […]

Our rotten probation system

Our rotten probation system

Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population. Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed. Like our current prison system, probation is no longer about rehabilitation. It has turned into a […]

‘We hung in there with them toe to toe for a while’

‘We hung in there with them toe to toe for a while’

B-CU Coach Jenkins impressed with fight in his team against FSU Seminoles ASSOCIATED PRESS The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats entered Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium fresh off their first FBS victory. They couldn’t repeat the feat against No. 8 FSU as the Seminoles routed the Wildcats 54-6 on Saturday night and handed them their first loss […]

Ohio rolls over FAMU 76-0

Ohio rolls over FAMU 76-0

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall (2) takes down umpire Jim Krogstad alongside Florida A&M defensive back Marshane Godbolt (15) in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 21. Said FAMU Coach Earl Holmes about the 76-0 loss to Ohio: “We have to look at this thing objectively (because) we had […]