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What a Christ-mess

What a Christ-mess

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of the year.  But, political correctness has turned Christmas into Christmess. One way of dissecting the word is Christ-Mas, which in Spanish would be more Christ.  If we had more of Christ, I am quite sure we would not have so much deviancy in our society –  […]

Pope wants end to economic inequality

Pope wants end to economic inequality

Throughout history, the eradication of poverty has been a professed goal of most progressive-minded political and religious leaders. Voices ranging from Jesus, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Nelson Mandela have asserted in their own way the right of every man, woman and child to have the basics of food, […]

What color is your  Santa Claus?

What color is your Santa Claus?

In case you haven’t noticed, ‘tis the season … to have another controversy illuminating America’s race-driven fault lines. This time we can thank Fox News’ talk-show host Megyn Kelly for responding to a December 12 essay by writer Aisha Harris on Slate.com that criticized what Harris said was the outdated notion of Santa Claus as […]

10 good movies of 2013

10 good movies of 2013

‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘Slave’ on critic’s list of top films this year BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE This has been one of those years that makes you think whatever Oscar does, a consensus has pretty much been reached among critics and various critics’ groups about which films will pull down best picture Oscar nominations. […]

James tops list of NBA jersey sales

James tops list of NBA jersey sales

BY TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI – Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his wife not long ago when he looked around and was stunned to see someone wearing his Miami Heat No. 6 jersey. They were on their honeymoon in Venice. “It’s kind of crazy, honestly,’’ James said. “There’s a `wow’ […]

Shaq and Shaunie head to court over family reality show

Shaq and Shaunie head to court over family reality show

FROM WIRE REPORTS Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is saying “no way” to his ex-wife Shaunie’s plans for a new reality TV show. Shaunie, who is currently the executive producer of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” has received a deal from the network for a new reality bit, titled “The Shaunie Project.” The show is to follow […]

Another loss for B-CU’s basketball team

Another loss for B-CU’s basketball team

Men defeated 68-64 by North Florida JACKSONVILLE – Travis Elliott scored a career-high 14 points in Bethune-Cookman’s 68-64 loss to the University of North Florida (UNF) Saturday night. The Wildcats (2-13) tied it at 64 on Clemmye Owens’s three-pointer with 10.6 seconds to play. UNF’s Beau Beech and Jalen Nesbitt each hit two free throws […]

‘Another opportunity for me to serve’

‘Another opportunity for me to serve’

Local public defender Regina Nunnally tells why she’d like to be next circuit judge BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Regina Nunnally is one of two Black women to be considered by Gov. Rick Scott for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court judgeship. Nunnally and Alicia Washington are seeking the seat being vacated next month by retiring […]

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

Fourth member of family gets degree from Bethune-Cookman FROM STAFF REPORTS When Deon Wilkins and his brother, Devon, were boys, their parents would take them to every Bethune-Cookman home football game. “We would sit next to the band and cheer,” Deon said. “It was a part of our family tradition since both my parents had […]

Police chief urges residents to be proactive during holidays

Police chief urges residents to be proactive during holidays

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Law enforcement authorities are urging Daytona Beach residents to be vigilant of crime activity during the holiday season. Crowded shopping malls, wrapped presents and people in a generous spirit are attractive targets for criminals. While this might be the most joyous time of year for many residents, nothing could ruin the […]