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The inauguration of Edison Ovanda Jackson

The inauguration of Edison Ovanda Jackson

Bethune-Cookman’s sixth president was installed on Wednesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES After 11 months as the interim, Dr. Edison Jackson became Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president on Wednesday. He became the interim president this spring.  It was his third time as a college president. In 1985, Jackson became president of Compton Community College in California. […]

Plenty for Black motorcyclists to do too during Biketoberfest

Plenty for Black motorcyclists to do too during Biketoberfest

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There will be plenty of entertainment, vendors and much more waiting for Black bikers in town this weekend for Biketoberfest, courtesy of the Second Avenue Merchants Association on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. The 21st Annual Biketoberfest runs from Oct. 17-20. Daytona will be jam-packed with activities not only on Mary […]

Rose Marie Bryon Center to hold ball, silent auction

Rose Marie Bryon Center to hold ball, silent auction

FROM STAFF REPORTS The first Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center semi-annual ball/silent auction will be held Saturday, Nov 2,  6:30 p.m., at the Pelican Bay Golf & Country Club, Grand Ball Room, 350 Pelican Bay Drive, Daytona Beach. “Our communitywide celebration seeks to raise funds for the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center, which is the […]

Bessie Marshall, popular educator, coach, mentor remembered by family, friends

Bessie Marshall, popular educator, coach, mentor remembered by family, friends

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bessie Carol Marshall was many things to different people. The life of “BC,’’ as she was fondly called by many, was remembered Oct. 12 at Bethune-Cookman University’s Gertrude Heyn Memorial Chapel, a place she attended many times while a student at the school. Marshall, an educator, coach, dance instructor, friend […]

Holly Hill church to honor Pastor Larry Edwards

Holly Hill church to honor Pastor Larry Edwards

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Holly Hill will be celebrating its pastor’s birthday at the 11 a.m. service on Oct. 20. Pastor Larry Edwards will be preaching and a birthday celebration with refreshments will follow the morning service. Several friends and dignitaries will be attending in his honor. The church is at 1734 State […]

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

The African American Cultural Society has announced that Walter Morris inverted his parachute and has ascended to heaven. After a brief hospital stay on Oct. 3, he was released to Grand Oaks and expected to recuperate and receive physical therapy. Mr. Morris passed away Sunday at 5:30 p.m. He was 92 years old. He is […]

Barnes to preach at Greater Friendship’s 113th anniversary

Barnes to preach at Greater Friendship’s 113th anniversary

The Rev. Willie C. Barnes will be the featured speaker at the 113th anniversary of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Oct. 27 during the 11 a.m. service.  Greater Friendship is located at 539 George W Engram Blvd. Barnes is the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville. He graduated from the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Center seeks books for its library The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach is seeking book donations for its library. The center wants hardcover and paperback books and other reference materials, videos, CDs, DVDs and audio books that are in good condition. Books are accepted Monday through Friday […]

A letter from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

A letter from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

CLAUDETTE MCFADDEN GUEST COLUMNIST Bethune-Cookman University Associate Provost Claudette McFadden wrote and read a letter to B-CU President Dr. Edison Jackson in Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s voice…as though she had penned it to the new president herself. This letter was read during a kick-off event for Dr. Jackson’s week of installation activities. My Dear Dr. […]

Ben Carson – gifted hands, foot in mouth

Ben Carson – gifted hands, foot in mouth

Dr. Ben Carson became the darling of conservatives earlier this year by stridently attacking the Affordable Care Act with President Obama sitting just a few feet away. Carson, who was serving as the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, said: “Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him […]