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Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Dr. Willie J. Kimmons and Bishop Derek Triplett led a discussion July 18 with dozens of Black male youth and men at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center. The talk centered on the George Zimmerman verdict, Trayvon Martin and the value of being a Black man in America. The meeting was called by Triplett, […]

Reunion in the works for 1983 Bethune-Cookman class

Reunion in the works for 1983 Bethune-Cookman class

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been 30 years since more than 200 students graduated from then Bethune-Cookman College. Classmate Michael Matlock is searching for his fellow grads with hopes of a big reunion during Bethune-Cookman University’s Homecoming this year. “We’re searching in Florida for the alumni of the Bethune-Cookman College class of 1983,” said […]

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Backpack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 […]

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, along with Zone 5 Commissioner Patrick Henry recognized the employees of the Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers on July 19. Each employee received an honorary key to the city. The presentation took place at the Daytona Beach Housing Authority office.  The employees also received certificates of recognition for their work that […]

Author’s forum in DeLand Aug. 3

Author’s forum in DeLand Aug. 3

The Woman 2 Woman Book Club will host its ninth annual  Author’s Forum on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Main Street Grille in DeLand. The following authors will be featured: James Bennett, author of “The Manual’; Tonya Goring, who wrote “Meet Desiree’’; Curtis Barnes, author of “What’s This Thing Called […]

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the question of race head-on when pressured to distance himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor who led him to Christianity. But President Obama has been a different story. Obama’s first […]

Supreme Court’s voting rights decision ‘mad me want to cry’

Supreme Court’s voting rights decision ‘mad me want to cry’

JOHN LEWIS NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Rep. John Lewis’ testimony July 17, 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Shelby v. Holder case that invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since first being elected to Congress, Congressman Sensenbrenner has been a tireless […]

What Blacks can learn from South Africa

What Blacks can learn from South Africa

Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa. Mandela’s insistence and persistence for freedom for Black South Africans, which included a 27-year jail […]

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

BY CRAIG DAVIS SUN SENTINEL/MCT Chris Bosh’s summer of celebration took an exotic detour last week from a family excursion to France and Italy. The Miami Heat center, fresh off helping win a repeat championship, couldn’t pass up a chance to lend his talents to another formidable conquest: India. The nation of 1.2 billion is […]

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT ORLANDO – Troubled Gators sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended at least two games following his second arrest in a little more than a month. Morrison, the team’s starting middle linebacker, was arrested on Sunday morning for harassing a police animal, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. This […]