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A misguided Big Mac attack

A misguided Big Mac attack

Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago. Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the […]

Mixed reactions about pastor’s same-sex marriage

Mixed reactions about pastor’s same-sex marriage

Bishop resigns church after revealing she married another woman in March BY DONALD JAMES SPECIAL TO THE NNPA Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams, outgoing secretary of the Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors, is a Christian spiritual leader, national speaker, theological teacher and author who has built a strong reputation in African-American faith-based communities around Detroit […]

Homecoming with ‘Human Beat Box’

Homecoming with ‘Human Beat Box’

Rapper Doug E. Fresh, also known as the “Human Beat Box,’’ is scheduled as the guest at Bethune-Cookman’s Homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 25. The Wildcats will host conference foe South Carolina State on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Municipal Stadium for the 2 p.m. game. For a list of Homecoming activities, visit http://www.cookman.edu/homecoming/Events_2012.html.

Miami lineman named top player on national college list

Miami lineman named top player on national college list

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Defensive end LeBrandon Richardson has been selected as this week’s National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance Awards, announced Monday afternoon by the CFPA office in Davidson, N.C. This is the first time all season Richardson is earning this prestigious weekly award, while already being listed on the […]

Bowlers finish fifth at Sugar Bowl invitational in Louisiana

Bowlers finish fifth at Sugar Bowl invitational in Louisiana

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES KENNER, La. – The 20th-ranked Bethune-Cookman bowling team wrapped up its season-opening event on Oct. 20  at the AMF All Star Lanes as part of the AllState Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational. The annual event was hosted by Tulane University. A day after B-CU bowling head coach Robert “Tony” O’Neal admitted he had […]

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

The City of Palm Coast has extended the deadline to Friday, Oct. 25, to sign up for the Ormond Beach Senior Games sports events to be held in Palm Coast and Bunnell. In addition, an online registration option has been added to make registration easy. Archery, dance, horseshoes and powerlifting will be held in Flagler. […]

‘There are other battles to fight’

‘There are other battles to fight’

Circuit Judge Hubert L. Grimes will leave bench early next year BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Judge Hubert Grimes was the first Black elected as a Volusia County judge and is the only Black currently serving in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Grimes, who announced his retirement this week, says he has done what he came […]

Date set for fired beach patrol officer to appeal firing

Date set for fired beach patrol officer to appeal firing

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Volusia County Beach Patrol officer Todd Snipes will appeal his firing before a personnel board on Nov. 5, Volusia County Spokesman Dave Byron told the Daytona Times this week. Local NAACP leaders and members of the area’s Black clergy plan to attend and are hoping the county board will […]

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 […]