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‘A pretty awesome experience’

‘A pretty awesome experience’

Black families have rewarding time at Rolex 24 at Daytona BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Action, entertainment and family fun describe the Rolex 24 at Daytona races held last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. “There were flames shooting out on the sides!” nine-year-old Nathan Douglass exclaimed as he gave a play-by-play of a crash […]

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mario Mack, a recent Bethune-Cookman University graduate, said he was surprised when he learned the Greater Daytona Beach area didn’t have a semi-professional basketball league. Upon finding this out, the 24-year-old has joined with other sports enthusiasts to develop the Volusia County Basketball League. “I have two passions in […]

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

Local MLK Celebration chairman explains significance of tributes to civil rights icon BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes.” […]

Keeping the dream alive

Keeping the dream alive

Plenty of tributes planned for MLK weekend COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Numerous events are scheduled locally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon would have been 85 on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Area observances will include breakfast events, a banquet, marches and worship services. DAYTONA BEACH The Martin Luther […]

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson recognized students from Turie T. Small Elementary School last week for making the fall semester honor roll during a luncheon at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Students who made exceptional academic gains and demonstrated good citizenship also were recognized. About 90 […]

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its 116th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 19, and recognizing their new senior pastor, the Rev. Melvin Dawson. The church’s rich history includes a relationship with sister church Mt. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Daytona Beach. “Because many of the members […]

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

Bethune-Cookman University issued the following press release today: “The Bethune-Cookman University family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its students. On Sunday night, the Wildcat Nation lost Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and outstanding tennis player for B-CU. Juan, 20, was driving a motorcycle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard […]

Fireworks Over Voting Rights as Leaders Demand Remedy for Court Decision by Hazel Trice Edney

Fireworks Over Voting Rights as Leaders Demand Remedy for Court Decision by Hazel Trice Edney

  As the July 4th Independence Day holiday approached this week, civil rights leaders across the country were focused on honing new strategies to attain the equality that the Declaration of Independence promises. Stunned by a June 25 U. S. Supreme Court ruling that gutted one of the most crucial sections of the Voting Rights Act […]

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration by Jason Margolis

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration by Jason Margolis

African immigrants rally in front of the White House on April 3 to support keeping the Diversity Visa. Roughly 25,000 Africans come to the US each year through the program. PHOTO: Cameroon American Council Each year, 50,000 people are selected at random to immigrate to the United States. They don’t need specialized job skills or […]