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A DAY TO REMEMBER

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Locals reflect on the life and legacy of MLK The morning was cold, but the reflections about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warmed the hearts of those paying tribute to the slain civil rights leader on Monday, the federal holiday. As with other local cities, DeLand started out the day […]

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, recently held induction ceremonies for more than 160 new inductees. The ceremony took place on campus in Heyn Chapel. “We are so proud of our […]

Foreclosure crisis lingers in Black community

Foreclosure crisis lingers in Black community

BY AVIS THOMAS LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United States’ wealthiest majority Black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in […]

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Halifax Historical Museum will commemorate Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1946 spring training game in Daytona Beach with a gala reception and documentary movie premiere. On March 17, 1946, Robinson played in a spring training baseball game as a member of the Montreal Royals, the Dodger organization’s AAA Minor League team. […]

Survey: Most Americans don’t have enough money to cover emergencies

Survey: Most Americans don’t have enough money to cover emergencies

BY GAIL MARKSJARVIS CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Most Americans don’t have the money to handle common emergencies like a car breakdown or a trip to the emergency room for a broken bone. In a national survey by Bankrate.com, 63 percent of people said they don’t have the savings to cover a $500 car repair or a […]

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Breakfasts, banquet, worship services and other festivities scheduled locally to honor King. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents can take part in a number of events this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before and on his official holiday. Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be […]

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

A new local exhibition showcases the work of seven photographers who captured some of the most iconic images from that period. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A new exhibition highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement opens in Daytona Beach on Jan. 22 at the Southeast Museum of Photography. “The Civil Rights […]

Embry-Riddle ranked top online educator for bachelor’s

Embry-Riddle ranked top online educator for bachelor’s

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has garnered the No. 1 spot on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list for online bachelor’s degrees. Embry-Riddle tied for first place with Penn State. Daytona State College came in seventh on the list, tying with Ohio State University – Columbus, Oregon State […]

‘From the pit to the pulpit’

‘From the pit to the pulpit’

Former inmate to become a pastor at megachurch in Kansas BY LAURA BAUER KANSAS CITY STAR (TNS) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Darryl Burton sits a few feet from his desk, where an open laptop waits. He’s got a research paper to write. At least 10 pages on the doctrine of Scripture and what the words […]

Durham’s appointment ‘undermines Black people’

Durham’s appointment ‘undermines Black people’

That was the statement offered by the local NAACP president on Daytona’s hiring of the minister and community leader. The mayor begs to differ. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The recent appointment of the Rev. L. Ronald Durham as a full-time city government earning $75,000 per year with full benefits has added fuel to the […]