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A growing movement: Peace Riders promote way to unity and harmony

A growing movement: Peace Riders promote way to unity and harmony

BY CHARLENE MUHAMMAD THE FINAL CALL COMPTON, CALIF. – A multi-ethnic, multi-faith coalition recently gathered for the 10th United in Peace Foundation’s Peace Ride in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of motorcyclists and low riders participated in their largest ride ever on July 28. Decked in orange, grey and classic black leather, […]

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona resident and retired educator Harold V. Lucas Jr. signed a charitable trust with Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday. Lucas initiated the trust with a $100,000 gift to the institution. Lucas has a 75-year history with Bethune-Cookman, beginning as a child whose father worked closely with institution founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. […]

University opens campus in Deltona

University opens campus in Deltona

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is extending its reach in Florida with the opening of its Deltona Campus on Monday. A crowd milled around new classrooms and administrative offices at 1555 Saxon Blvd., a renovated medical complex that houses the new campus. A performance by the Wildcats Marching Band followed a ribbon cutting at […]

Celebrating the ‘masses’ of the mass movement

Celebrating the ‘masses’ of the mass movement

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t there by himself. On that sweltering sunlit day of Aug. 28, 1963, King and the other leaders of the national civil rights organizations didn’t stand at the Lincoln Memorial and speak their powerful words to an empty outdoor auditorium of the National Mall. They spoke to the masses of […]

A brand-new problem for Republicans

A brand-new problem for Republicans

During the past year, we have watched monumental change take place all over the world; not just in terms of democracy, but in terms of culture, law, and politics, etc. Our major institutions have not been immune from this change that is sweeping across the globe. There has been a major push to redefine what […]

Another warrior rises in St. Paul

Another warrior rises in St. Paul

In my travels I have met many outstanding warriors. The late Arthur A. Fletcher and Parren J. Mitchell have cultivated the nation’s landscape in terms of economic empowerment. There is no one who can possibly mess with Dorothy Leavell in Chicago and get away with it. These greats and legions of others give us hope […]

Hip-Hop artists miss a beat by avoiding D.C. march

Hip-Hop artists miss a beat by avoiding D.C. march

JINEEA BUTLER NNPA COLUMNIST Beginning this weekend, there will be two celebrations of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – one on Saturday, Aug. 24 and another one on Aug. 28, the actual anniversary of the march. Yet, I haven’t heard or seen much enthusiasm from the hip-hop community and began to […]

Sharpton deals with ‘tomorrow’ at Durham’s anniversary

Sharpton deals with ‘tomorrow’ at Durham’s anniversary

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It was no ordinary Sunday at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. The occasion was the 10th anniversary of Dr. L. Ronald Durham as pastor of the church. But the real treat for those in attendance was witnessing the Rev. Al Sharpton prove that he is more than […]

Johnny Charles remembered as a ‘faithful servant’

Johnny Charles remembered as a ‘faithful servant’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Elder Charlie Charles held back tears as he read Psalms 23 on Aug. 10 during the celebration of the life of his brother, Johnny Charles, a popular local educator, coach and 30-year employee of the Florida Department of Corrections. Retired educator Vivian Charles grabbed a rose from the top of […]

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Defensive standouts Addison, Fields and Richardson selected SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman football players Nick Addison, Jarkevis Fields and LeBrandon Richardson have been named to the USA College Football Preseason All-America Team for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All three Wildcats were selected to the second team on defense. Addison, a 6-2, 180-pound junior from […]