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Who’s looking out for us?

Who’s looking out for us?

A disastrous pro baseball deal in Miami provides lessons for political leadership Ten years ago, the professional sports industry could have its way with local politicians anywhere in America. Many politicians seemed to think more like fans rather than as trustees of the public treasury, and they would lose their minds when it came to […]

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University’s Board of Trustees’ decision to ask Interim President Dr. Edison Jackson to be the school’s permanent president is welcome news to many Daytona Beach residents and supporters of the school. Upon learning that Jackson had accepted the position, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said the president’s unique vision, […]

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on  Saturday

Mom with HIV to be speaker at event on Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Renee “LadyByrd” Burgess is a minority within several minorities. She is Black, female, a single mom, and she is HIV positive. Burgess found out she was HIV positive after learning she was pregnant. She said she was infected in 2007 by her husband who had knowingly infected her without telling […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY TAMARA PATRICK Dr. Edison Jackson, who has served as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president since last May, was named the university’s sixth president last week by B-CU’s Board of Trustees. His tenure began immediately and will conclude on July 1, 2016. The Daytona Times asked B-CU students: What are your thoughts on Dr. Jackson […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Easter Seals to hold free developmental screening event Easter Seals is offering a free developmental screening event on April 20 with appointments available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with a qualified Ages & Stages Questionnaire evaluator to help assess your child’s individual progress toward typical milestones. The results will help you see […]

No-shows by most elected officials irk F.A.I.T.H.

No-shows by most elected officials irk F.A.I.T.H.

Few that show up pledge to do something about Volusia’s jobless and homeless issues BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 2,000 Volusia County residents packed the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 for F.A.I.T.H.’s (Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony) annual Action Assembly. Just a few elected representatives were present […]

Dutton to speak, Wright to sing at Daytona NAACP banquet

Dutton to speak, Wright to sing at Daytona NAACP banquet

For more information on the banquet Call the NAACP office at 386-255-3736 or stop by the office at the John H. Dickerson Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Actor and civil rights activist Charles Dutton will be the speaker for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s […]

State data shows there are qualified minorities for Speedway renovation

State data shows there are qualified minorities for Speedway renovation

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories on the plight of minority contractors who try to get work on major construction projects. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Saying there are no Volusia County minority contractors is not an excuse Daytona International Speedway officials can use when they begin work on […]

Henrys denounce gun violence, tout education at slain teen’s funeral

Henrys denounce gun violence, tout education at slain teen’s funeral

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 300 people, some standing, packed New Life World Ministries’ sanctuary in Daytona Beach last Saturday for the funeral of Ji’Ron Jeffrey Dent, also known as “Boobie.’’ Dent 17, died on March 7 from a gunshot wound suffered two days earlier during an incident that took place in the […]

‘March Against  the Madness,’ gun buyback program in works for May 18

‘March Against the Madness,’ gun buyback program in works for May 18

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bringing people together and working toward a solution against gun violence and domestic abuse will be the focus of a “March Against the Madness” set for May 18. It is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. from Derbyshire Park near Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach. Bishop Derek T. Triplett, […]