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Bethune-Cookman raises $2.5 million at gala

Bethune-Cookman raises $2.5 million at gala

BY KEISHA PICKETT SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University raised nearly $2.5 million at Tuesday night’s Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala, which included a surprise donation of $1 million raised by B-CU’s student body. Nearly 500 guests were present at the gala, held at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club. The $1 million came […]

Funeral director speaks out about violence

Funeral director speaks out about violence

Hearses in B-CU parade part of national campaign against crime BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gainous Funeral Home had no ordinary float in the annual Bethune-Cookman University Homecoming Parade on Saturday. There were no banners, no shiny decorations, no bells, no whistles. The black and white hearse made its way down Dr. Mary McLeod […]

Holley vying to be Flagler’s first Black commissioner

Holley vying to be Flagler’s first Black commissioner

BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES Howard Holley is seeking to make history in Flagler County. He’s a longtime Republican turned Independent running for Flagler County Commissioner, District 2. He faces Frank Meeker in the November election. If he wins, he will be the first Black and first Independent elected to the commission. Holley is CEO […]

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

City says goodbye to longtime employee Mickel Brown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mickel A. Brown, a special projects manager for the City of Daytona Beach, died Oct. 9 at age 52. “The city has lost a great employee,” Percy Williamson, Leisure Services director for the City of Daytona Beach told the Daytona Times. Brown worked within the Leisure Services department for […]

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Black Republicans speak out about their choice of party “Ugly is ugly. And God don’t like ugly. I don’t play that game. I’m nobody’s uncle. I’m nobody’s house Negro either.” -Webster Barnaby BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Of the 29,276 registered Black voters in Volusia County, just over 3 percent or 928 persons identify […]

Mom to march for justice

Mom to march for justice

Mother of slain 23-year-old will plead for end to violence during B-CU parade BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES As the bands, cheering squads, clubs and city leaders participating in Bethune-Cookman University’s annual Homecoming parade on Saturday make their way down Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, expect to see Jennifer Cord with a flood of […]

City hears result of homeless research

City hears result of homeless research

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A presentation, action plan and recommendation on the city and county’s growing homeless problem was presented by Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D., at Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The commission chambers were standing room only as over a dozen people addressed the commission on the hot topic. […]

Wildcat Fever: University celebrating 110 years during Homecoming week

Wildcat Fever: University celebrating 110 years during Homecoming week

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bethune-Cookman University family is gearing up for an action-packed Homecoming week, which takes place Oct. 5-12. This year’s theme is “110 Degrees of Wildcat Fever: Celebrating 110 years of Greatness and the Legacy Continues.” Activities begin on Sunday with a community service project titled ‘Homeless for a Night’ in which students […]

New study underscores power of the Black press

New study underscores power of the Black press

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE The most effective way for companies to connect with African-Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen. This year’s edition, titled, “Powerful. Growing. Influential: The African-American Consumer 2014 Report,” marks the start of a partnership between Nielsen and […]

Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work

Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work

President speaks Saturday at Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of unfinished work to be done in order to make the nation a more perfect union, […]

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