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Nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen

Nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah! Those are the opening lyrics to “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” a spiritual with roots  as a slave song. It was originally called, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Had.” The enormously gifted Marian Anderson popularized “Nobody […]

The two minds of Obama

The two minds of Obama

President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration. Contrary to the assertion of Republican demagogues, this is not a blanket amnesty, but does release more than 4 million non-criminals from the ever-present threat of deportation. As Obama noted, if Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had brought the Senate’s immigration bill […]

Same old problem, same old response

Same old problem, same old response

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA COLUMNIST In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York.  No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. There […]

Lady Wildcat posts career high; gets MEAC basketball honor

Lady Wildcat posts career high; gets MEAC basketball honor

The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats earned their second weekly conference honors of the 2014-15 season after a sound victory over the weekend as officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) named Kayla Crawford as MEAC Player of the Week. A redshirt senior and B-CU’s captain (6-0, Miami), Crawford earned her first career double-double in last Saturday’s […]

Richmond knocks off Morgan State in FCS playoff game

Richmond knocks off Morgan State in FCS playoff game

FROM WIRE REPORTS RICHMOND, Va. – As the Morgan State Bears took their very first steps into the FCS playoffs, they found out this afternoon that the lessons learned in this part of the season can be painful and costly. One of those lessons was that when you don’t take care of the football, your […]

6 Wildcats named top MEAC players for 2014

6 Wildcats named top MEAC players for 2014

Six Bethune-Cookman football players have made All-MEAC teams. The teams were voted on by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s head football coaches and sports information directors. Seniors LeBranden Richardson and Ralph Williams, both from Miami, picked up All-MEAC First Team Defense honors. Richardson had 41 total tackles (22 unassisted). He is earning his third postseason conference […]

Women’s rugby teams playing in Palm Coast

Women’s rugby teams playing in Palm Coast

The teams have been announced for the USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate Fall Championship hosted by the American Collegiate Rugby Association. The national championship tournament will be played Dec. 6 and 7 at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The teams are: •Penn State University, Pennsylvania •Quinnipiac University, Connecticut •Indiana University, Indiana […]

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Vigil, forums held in response to grand jury’s decision in Ferguson BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “We shall overcome. We are our brother’s keepers. We are Mike Brown,” chanted 20 or so Bethune-Cookman University students as the rain came down Tuesday afternoon. The students encircled a statue of university founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

2014 FLORIDA CLASSIC

2014 FLORIDA CLASSIC

A toast to the Wildcats B-CU alumni and friends at Orlando’s Rosen Centre celebrated the university’s latest Florida Classic gridiron victory against archrival Florida A&M University.

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A payment of $35,000 to Keriekan Palmer was authorized to be taken from Daytona Beach’s Consolidated Insurance Fund at the city’s last commission meeting. The payment comes after Palmer suffered three fractured teeth following a citation for littering in June 2012. Yes, littering. Palmer will share the $35,000 with […]