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Young man gets 12 years in 2011 shooting death at Pilot Motel

Young man gets 12 years in 2011 shooting death at Pilot Motel

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Darshawn Broadwater was sentenced by Circuit Judge R. Michael Hutcheson Tuesday to 12 years in prison with two-year credit for his role in the shooting death of 19-year-old Donnell “D.J.’’ Ellis at a Holly Hill motel on April 16, 2011. The Daytona Times first reported on this case in the […]

Deltas tackle litter on boulevards

Deltas tackle litter on boulevards

Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently were seen sprucing up LPGA and Williamson Boulevards last month. The sorority chose the thoroughfares as part of the Adopt-A Road-Cleanup program. Shown above are sorority members Tracey Edwards, Eleanor Jackson and Juanita Collins.

A gathering of Centipedes

A gathering of Centipedes

Campbell High School graduates from the Class of 1963 are shown during a reunion April 19 in Daytona Beach. The weekend gathering of graduates from the then-all-Black high school featured a banquet at the Daytona Resort and Conference Center. Keynote speaker was Congressman David Scott of Georgia (seated front right), an alumnus of the class.

Stewart Memorial hosting events for women throughout month

Stewart Memorial hosting events for women throughout month

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Women’s Day in May with the theme “Christian Women Empowered by Faith through the Ages.” A Walk for Health will be held Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. at the Bethune-Cookman University Prayer Garden and Walking Path (located behind the Bethune Foundation). […]

NAACP gets update on Relay for Life

NAACP gets update on Relay for Life

Volunteer Theresa Mc-Keon embraced a picture of Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser, as a concern for cancer. It began in 1985 with a kick off by Dr. Gordy Klatt walking a track, and within 24 hours, raised $27,000. McKeon said the surgeon wanted to honor cancer patients and support their cause. […]

Daytona State extends registration hours

Daytona State extends registration hours

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES To increase opportunities for new and returning students, Daytona State College announces extended registration, advising and testing hours beginning May 13 at all of its campuses. To ensure the best availability of classes, students should complete their registrations as early as possible. Summer classes start May 20 and July 1. […]

Proceeds from Huger golf  tourney to help six 2013 graduates

Proceeds from Huger golf tourney to help six 2013 graduates

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 80 golfers participated in the second annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament held April 27 at the Daytona Beach Golf Club. The event was sponsored by Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which Huger is a member of and once served as the organization’s general secretary. […]

We are not looking for Islamic enemies

We are not looking for Islamic enemies

It baffles my mind. There are threats and actual terror hits happening all over the world and we are acting in a very laissez-faire manner. Two homemade bombs exploded right in the middle of the great Boston Marathon, causing mass destruction and the death of innocent Americans. What caused this was an inappropriate protocol by […]

Learning to teach students how to learn

Learning to teach students how to learn

African-American students a-chieve at a different level than White students. Test scores are lower, as are high school and college completion rates, and the number of African-Americans attending four-year institutions is falling. The rate of African-American suspensions and expulsions from K-12 schools is higher than that of other groups. By almost any metric there are […]

Like cholesterol, some discrimination is good

Like cholesterol, some discrimination is good

I was on “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” last week. This is a weekly TV show that deals with Black political issues, among other things. The roundtable discussion was very lively, but I was amazed at my fellow panelists’ response to something I said. Americans somehow have this strange notion that all discrimination is bad. […]