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Daytona State offers fall open houses, showcases

Daytona State offers fall open houses, showcases

FROM STAFF REPORTS Fall is traditionally the season for high school seniors and juniors to start making their college selections. Daytona State College invites students, parents and families to choose an open house close to home. The open houses help any future student explore a college education, choose ways to advance their career or re-tool […]

Second annual HIV/AIDS provider forum set for Nov. 21

Second annual HIV/AIDS provider forum set for Nov. 21

The Partnership for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Planning (PCHAP) is hosting its second annual provider forum. This is a forum for professionals in all fields who are working with HIV positive individuals. It gives your organization a platform to talk about what you do and showcase your new programs or successes.  You will learn about complementary services and […]

Selling out Black college football to make a buck

Selling out Black college football to make a buck

I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it. There’s only one reason our HBCUs schedule games against schools whose […]

Victim of ignorance killed by gun violence

Victim of ignorance killed by gun violence

At only 24 years old, Timothy Dawkins was already well respected in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as a young leader and youth organizer wise for his years. His colleague Trayon White, a District of Columbia State Board of Education member, described him to a reporter this way: “Tim was just very different. You’re talking […]

Our rotten probation system

Our rotten probation system

Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population. Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed. Like our current prison system, probation is no longer about rehabilitation. It has turned into a […]

‘We hung in there with them toe to toe for a while’

‘We hung in there with them toe to toe for a while’

B-CU Coach Jenkins impressed with fight in his team against FSU Seminoles ASSOCIATED PRESS The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats entered Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium fresh off their first FBS victory. They couldn’t repeat the feat against No. 8 FSU as the Seminoles routed the Wildcats 54-6 on Saturday night and handed them their first loss […]

Ohio rolls over FAMU 76-0

Ohio rolls over FAMU 76-0

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall (2) takes down umpire Jim Krogstad alongside Florida A&M defensive back Marshane Godbolt (15) in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 21. Said FAMU Coach Earl Holmes about the 76-0 loss to Ohio: “We have to look at this thing objectively (because) we had […]

Scouts invited to racing event at Speedway

Scouts invited to racing event at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona International Speedway will continue the tradition of hosting Scout Days, a one-of-a-kind event that blends high-speed sports car action with two nights of camping and scouting activities, during The Roar Before The Rolex 24 Jan. 3-5. The event is prior to the 52nd anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona. Boy […]

Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans to speak in Holly Hill

Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans to speak in Holly Hill

FROM STAFF REPORTS KCarl Smith, founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans, will speak at a free forum on Friday, Sept. 27 at Sica Hall Community Center, 1065 Daytona Avenue in Holly Hill. The event starts at 7 p.m. Smith, who is based in Alabama, is described as “an unyielding defender of the Constitution and Liberty.’’ He […]

Free swap meet scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 in Daytona

Free swap meet scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 in Daytona

A free community swap meet is scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pyramid Community Café, 868 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Donated items can be dropped off Oct. 7 through 10 and Oct. 14 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call 386-322-6102, ext. 7. […]