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Texas ID law struck down a fifth time

Texas ID law struck down a fifth time

Last week, a federal court dealt a blow to Texas’ efforts to disenfranchise voters of color. Texas’ draconian 2011 voter identification law has been struck down for the fifth time. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas determined the law intentionally discriminates against Black and Latino voters. This raises the possibility […]

A reversal of fortune

A reversal of fortune

Does it hurt more to have a disappointment occur without expectation, or to be able to anticipate a disappointment and see it materialize? When it relates to the US justice system, a disavowal of patterns and practices that served to protect the integrity of the process and broadly protect the rights of citizenship hurts, whether […]

Earl McCrary will always be remembered

Earl McCrary will always be remembered

VICKIE J. PRESLEY READER COMMENTARY Many in our community recently had an opportunity to pay homage to Mr. Earl C. McCrary, II, former principal of Campbell Jr. High School and Campbell Middle School. Mr. McCrary was an amazing leader who was the epitome of relationship building.  He made everyone feel that he/she was “Number One” […]

Out and about on Easter weekend

Out and about on Easter weekend

Area residents who wanted to partake in Easter events had plenty to choose from over the holiday weekends. There were many Easter egg hunts for the kids as well as services that reflected on the meaning of the Christian holiday. As it’s done in the past, the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance hosted “The Seven […]

Rowland ready to build FPC’s football program

Rowland ready to build FPC’s football program

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spring practice for Florida’s high school football teams begins on April 24. Travis Roland, a first year and rookie head coach, will begin his quest to turn the Flagler Palm Coast (FPC) Bulldogs into a powerhouse. “I’ve always looked at FPC as a hidden gem. I just thought it was […]

NFL draft boards missing quarterbacks at top

NFL draft boards missing quarterbacks at top

BY ZACH BERMAN PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS For the last two years, there was no debate at this point in April about the first two picks in the NFL draft. They would be quarterbacks. The marquee players in both drafts played the league’s marquee position. With the draft in Philadelphia this year, that’s not the case. This […]

Churches nationwide struggling to find organists

Churches nationwide struggling to find organists

BY JONATHAN M. PITTS BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE – When the longtime organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace, Md., announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge than they knew. Music — particularly the music of the organ — is central to the life […]

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

People caught with a small amount of pot could get a small fine, not jail time. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The New Smryna Beach City Commission passed a city ordinance Tuesday night making possession of marijuana less than 20 grams a misdemeanor violation. The commission passed the measure with a 3-2 vote with Mayor […]

SERVING IN TALLAHASSEE

SERVING IN TALLAHASSEE

Checking on their young man Genesis Robinson, a legislative assistant to first-term State Representative Patrick Henry, is flanked by his grandmother Johnola Robinson and mother Demetrice Robinson. Both visited him during last week’s Florida Legislative Black Caucus conference in Tallahassee. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II /  DAYTONA TIMES)

Where to observe Good Friday and Easter

Where to observe Good Friday and Easter

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For area residents who want to participate in Easter services, there’s a plethora of special events scheduled. Here’s a list of just some of the services sent to the Daytona Times. Good Friday On April 14 at noon, the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance will host “The Seven Last Words of […]