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Civic lessons and civil rights

Civic lessons and civil rights

Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of the evidence that Americans of all […]

Progressive candidates ignore race matters

Progressive candidates ignore race matters

From everything I read – I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the fence, and still cozying up with bankers. Warren says she isn’t running for President, but there are quite a few political action committees urging her to run. And like President […]

The legacy of Carter G. Woodson

The legacy of Carter G. Woodson

The best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We are grateful for the visionary leadership of noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson for being the founder of what was known as Negro History Week in 1926 that 44 years […]

A great honor for a great man

A great honor for a great man

NASCAR finally pays proper respect to its Jackie Robinson BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) It’s easy to measure greatness in victories, trophies and championships. But what about standing up to prejudice and people who think the color of your skin makes you less worthy? What about going about your business in the face of […]

Some financial woes for Hall of Fame

Some financial woes for Hall of Fame

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Daytona Beach missed out on the opportunity to become home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, losing a bid to Charlotte, N.C. in 2006. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. The Hall of Fame — which welcomed a new group of drivers last week — is in financial […]

B-CU signs about 20 players on National Signing Day

B-CU signs about 20 players on National Signing Day

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman signed up about 20 football players during National Signing Day on Wednesday. On it’s athletics website (BCUathletics.com), B-CU lists details about the signees, including their bios and past game highlights. Here’s a glance at just some of those who signed on to play football on Feb. 4. Charles ‘C.J.’ Allen The […]

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

Dr. Margaret Smith takes early retirement ‘in classy manner’ BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s School Board Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith announced last week that an early retirement was on the horizon. By Tuesday night’s school board meeting, it was a done deal. Smith emailed top district administrators and school principals on Jan. […]

B-CU, Smithsonian partnership to provide national exposure for students, university

B-CU, Smithsonian partnership to provide national exposure for students, university

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has formed a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) that will offer opportunities for students and include exhibits featuring Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. The partnership provides a stipend for a student to work at the B-CU Mary McLeod Bethune […]

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was scheduled to give his ‘State of the City’ presentation at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall, a week after President Obama’s State of the Union address to the country. “This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the city’s current […]

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES On Jan. 30, the second annual Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition will be held from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center. The exhibition is titled “A Tribute to Maya Angelou.” More than two-dozen entrants will be judged at the show, which is free and […]