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Obama should have ‘audacity’ to end war on drugs

Obama should have ‘audacity’ to end war on drugs

RON DANIELS NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is gearing up for a Day of Direct Action June 17 in Washington, D.C. to demand an end to the War on Drugs and mass incarceration  and call on President Obama to invest in marginalized urban inner-city Black communities across the […]

Demanding more from ourselves

Demanding more from ourselves

Frederick Douglass’ words –  “Power concedes nothing without a demand” – have been haunting me lately, because of the pressing issues we face in today’s political world, the dire economic straits in which many of our families find themselves, and the ever-present social problems Black people deal with every day.  The key word in that […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Learn how to do business with the county Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors wanting to learn how to do business with the county, demonstrating how to register as a vendor; submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county. County […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

No NCAA action for baseball team Savannah State wins MEAC showdown and automatic bid to tournament BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It comes as no surprise that Bethune-Cookman won’t play in the NCAA regional baseball tournament. B-CU didn’t receive an at-large bid during the selection show on Monday. The Wildcats knew they had a slim […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spring football games highlight end-of-year prep action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Despite six turnovers, Mainland still beat Orange City University 28-12 in its spring game on May 25. Anthony Williams had 224 total yards and three total touchdowns for the Buccaneers. Kaylo Hannah also had 99 receiving yards and Adrian Killins added both a […]

Keeping food on table to get harder for Black families

Keeping food on table to get harder for Black families

Amendment would bar convicted murderers, many others from ever receiving food stamps BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators […]

More pomp and circumstance

More pomp and circumstance

Volusia County seniors rack up scholarship funds; ready to graduate next week BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of Volusia County students will be graduating from area high schools next week. Finding enough funds to go on to college is an assignment high school seniors and their parents can’t afford to fail. Five seniors who […]

‘Not in my city’

‘Not in my city’

Message sets the tone for march, rally against gun violence BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Jennifer Cord held back tears as she talked about her son who was murdered on Dec. 1, 2012, in Daytona Beach. Cord was speaking to hundreds last Saturday during a rally after the “March Against the Madness” that began at […]

Beckton one of this year’s Hometown Heroes

Beckton one of this year’s Hometown Heroes

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A hometown hero comes in many dimensions – war hero, law enforcement officer, educator and civil rights activist. There are many others who could be classified as hometown heroes but don’t get the attention they deserve and, in many cases, are not seeking recognition. That changes every year during Daytona […]

World premiere of Daytona native’s movie to take place at local theater

World premiere of Daytona native’s movie to take place at local theater

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A film producer who was born and raised in Daytona Beach has chosen her hometown to be one of two cities for the world premiere of her movie “The Dark Party,” which was directed and stars Kadeem Hardison, who was in TV sitcoms  “A Different World” and “The Cosby Show.’’ […]