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Life in Daytona Beach before the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Life in Daytona Beach before the 1964 Civil Rights Act

ELAINE MOORE SMITH GUEST COMMENTARY Editor’s note: These are excerpts of a three-page letter Elaine Moore Smith wrote on May 31, 1963 to participants in an experimental Methodist Lay Institute in the Black Hills of South Dakota, on July 14, 1962. Fourteen college students came from Kindu, Congo (Africa) to participate in the Institute. Ms. […]

Democrats can be racists, too

Democrats can be racists, too

Two weeks ago, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) set off a firestorm of controversy by saying on the syndicated radio talk show of Bill Bennett: “…we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities, in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value […]

Don’t wait for Obama to fight

Don’t wait for Obama to fight

Alright team, here we are again approaching the midterm elections. Having won both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, we have to notice that Obama, who is an excellent campaigner, simply does not seem to know how to fight once he has the task of governing. He either concedes ground prematurely, e.g., freezing federal workers’ […]

Rand Paul tries to recast his racial views

Rand Paul tries to recast his racial views

Question: What do you call someone who believes White shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against Black people? Answer: Rand Paul. That answer, of course, came from the Kentucky Republican senator’s own lips during his 2010 campaign for the office when in an interview MSNBC.com talk-show host […]

Important Kids Health Topic

Important Kids Health Topic

How to stop diseases before they start From Family Features As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. You may wonder if the diseases that vaccines prevent are even a threat to your child, […]

President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness, the move […]

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s wife dies at 72

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s wife dies at 72

BY JIM UTTER NEWS & OBSERVER/MCT CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Richard Petty is the “King” of NASCAR. But his castle was ruled by “Mrs. Lynda.” Of that, there never was any doubt. Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, the wife of the seven-time NASCAR champion and a community crusader, died Tuesday at her home in Level Cross […]

Tuskegee Golden Tigers celebrate first time in Elite 8

Tuskegee Golden Tigers celebrate first time in Elite 8

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES TUSKEGEE, Ala.  – The Golden Tigers men’s basketball team returned home on March 19 to a big welcome from Tuskegee University.  A crowd of fans was waiting as the bus carrying Tuskegee’s first NCAA Division II South Region champion team arrived in front of Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. The Golden […]

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

13 of the 17 contractors for the project are supposed to be local firms BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The owner and manager of Volusia Mall announced Wednesday that the shopping center is getting a multi-million-dollar facelift. The mall opened in 1974 and October will mark its 40th-year anniversary. CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. […]

A lesson on soaring against the odds

A lesson on soaring against the odds

Famed Tuskegee Airman tells students to never give up BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It has been more than 70 years since Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann applied to the U.S. Armed Forces. The 92 year-old told a group of eager students at Turie T. Elementary on Wednesday that he […]