B-CU’s Black baseball players impact season

Four discuss playing at HBCU, percentage of African-Americans in Major League Baseball BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has built a strong baseball program dating back...


Wildcats track and field have big day; baseball sweeps Rattlers BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman topped Albany State University in both the men and women’s standings...

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF: Dr. Valarie Greene King, the founding director of the University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, has been recognized...

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus...

B-CU weekly roundup

B-CU shuts down Harvard U, NCCU BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Baseball: ‘Cats sweep home stand, extend win streak Bethune-Cookman University is quietly putting together another quality season...

Event to arm Blacks with info about colorectal, breast cancer

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Black men and women living in or near Daytona Beach are being asked to "embrace the challenge" to learn more about...

Youngsters take time for fun at new 24-hour center

BY ASHLEY THOMAS, DAYTONA TIMES: Spring may have officially sprung March 20, but youngsters already have been enjoying the 80-degree weather during one of Daytona Beach’s...

Local leaders tout accomplishments of B-CU president

Community leaders were surprised by the announcement

New coach, same goals for Wildcats’ baseball team

FLORIDA COURIER Over the last 16 years, Bethune-Cookman has had one of the most successful baseball programs in the nation, especially among historically Black colleges and universities. Longtime Coach Mervyl Melendez left last summer to take over the Alabama State program and the school has hired former University of Tennessee assistant Jason Beverlin.

B-CU president walks away

The newspaper series detailed how the private HBCU based in Daytona Beach was slapped with 13 state and federal lawsuits and administrative complaints, including legal actions filed by longtime professors, the former men’s basketball head coach and the former football head coach, and a former student who said she was raped by a group of basketball players and that the university tried to cover it up.

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