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Volusia County has benefited off backs, dimes of Daytona’s Blacks

Volusia County has benefited off backs, dimes of Daytona’s Blacks

JOSHUA J. WAGNER GUEST COLUMNIST There has been much discussion over the years about the re-urbanization of Daytona Beach. Drawing more people back to live in the core of the community is important for the health of the city. For far too long people have enjoyed the fruit that Daytona Beach residents provide while paying […]

Republicans and the new ‘White flight’

Republicans and the new ‘White flight’

Now that the GOP-manufactured economic crisis is over (for several months, anyway), one might say the lesson for the Republican Party is best expressed by that old warning: Be careful what you wish for. Driven by its reactionary Tea Party faction and the Right’s newest demagogue, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the GOP tried to use […]

Morgan State takes a global view of journalism

Morgan State takes a global view of journalism

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” –Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm That’s the sentiment of individuals at Morgan State University’s (MSU) School of Global Journalism and Communication. When Cornish and Russwurm wrote these words nearly two centuries ago in Freedom’s Journal, they started America’s Black Press. […]

A misguided Big Mac attack

A misguided Big Mac attack

Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago. Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the […]

Mixed reactions about pastor’s same-sex marriage

Mixed reactions about pastor’s same-sex marriage

Bishop resigns church after revealing she married another woman in March BY DONALD JAMES SPECIAL TO THE NNPA Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams, outgoing secretary of the Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors, is a Christian spiritual leader, national speaker, theological teacher and author who has built a strong reputation in African-American faith-based communities around Detroit […]

Homecoming with ‘Human Beat Box’

Homecoming with ‘Human Beat Box’

Rapper Doug E. Fresh, also known as the “Human Beat Box,’’ is scheduled as the guest at Bethune-Cookman’s Homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 25. The Wildcats will host conference foe South Carolina State on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Municipal Stadium for the 2 p.m. game. For a list of Homecoming activities, visit http://www.cookman.edu/homecoming/Events_2012.html.

Miami lineman named top player on national college list

Miami lineman named top player on national college list

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Defensive end LeBrandon Richardson has been selected as this week’s National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance Awards, announced Monday afternoon by the CFPA office in Davidson, N.C. This is the first time all season Richardson is earning this prestigious weekly award, while already being listed on the […]

Bowlers finish fifth at Sugar Bowl invitational in Louisiana

Bowlers finish fifth at Sugar Bowl invitational in Louisiana

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES KENNER, La. – The 20th-ranked Bethune-Cookman bowling team wrapped up its season-opening event on Oct. 20  at the AMF All Star Lanes as part of the AllState Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational. The annual event was hosted by Tulane University. A day after B-CU bowling head coach Robert “Tony” O’Neal admitted he had […]

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

The City of Palm Coast has extended the deadline to Friday, Oct. 25, to sign up for the Ormond Beach Senior Games sports events to be held in Palm Coast and Bunnell. In addition, an online registration option has been added to make registration easy. Archery, dance, horseshoes and powerlifting will be held in Flagler. […]

‘There are other battles to fight’

‘There are other battles to fight’

Circuit Judge Hubert L. Grimes will leave bench early next year BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Judge Hubert Grimes was the first Black elected as a Volusia County judge and is the only Black currently serving in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Grimes, who announced his retirement this week, says he has done what he came […]