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‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

B-CU celebrates 140th birthday of founder Bethune-Cookman University honored the legacy and life of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, on July 9 with a program at the Gertrude Heyn Chapel. The service was followed by the laying of a wreach at the Bethune Foundation Home. The theme of the birthday observance was “Intertwined By […]

Former Daytonan ‘Googie’ Hayes  dies at 59

Former Daytonan ‘Googie’ Hayes dies at 59

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona community is mourning the passing of former resident Edward H. Hayes, III, affectionately known to his family, friends and classmates as “Googie.”  He died on July 3 at age 59. Hayes, born on Nov. 26, 1955, was a native of St. Petersburg. He received his primary education in the […]

Should the doors of the church be open and armed?

Should the doors of the church be open and armed?

Pastors, security experts reflect on how to keep churchgoers safe BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Fatal shootings in America’s Black churches are not a historical phenomenon. Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed in 1974 by Marcus Chenault, a lone, Black gunman. “Mama King’’ was murdered while […]

University offers free tuition to Charleston victim’s children

University offers free tuition to Charleston victim’s children

BY ZENITHA PRINCE SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The massacre of nine congregants in an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., by a self-proclaimed White supremacist has been marked by stories, not so much of hate, but of touching tales of forgiveness, graciousness and an outpouring of love. In another of those aspiring stories,  Southern Wesleyan University […]

Congresswoman leads discussion on abuse of girls, women in criminal justice system

Congresswoman leads discussion on abuse of girls, women in criminal justice system

BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN SPECIAL TO THE NNPA U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system. The panel, on June 26, focused on issues impacting women and young girls in […]

Million Man March to convene Oct. 10 in D.C.

Million Man March to convene Oct. 10 in D.C.

BY LINDA POULSON SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The Nation of Islam is preparing for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March to be held again in Washington, D.C. The event will take place on Oct. 10 at the National Mall. While the first event on Oct. 16, 1995, was specifically centered on the atonement […]

Young publisher an innovator in Black millennial movement

Young publisher an innovator in Black millennial movement

BY TATYANA BELLAMY-WALKER SPECIAL TO THE NNPA Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress and anxiety. At 12 years old, Sands pressured the district to place her in the higher-level courses. The following year, she was the […]

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Joe Petrock, new board of trustees chairman, gives an exclusive interview to the Daytona Times on his vision for the university. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Joe Petrock, a community pillar and philanthropist, officially took the helm on July 1 as chairman of Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees. The longtime local leader has served […]

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line Sunday night to win the Coke Zero 400 for the second time at the Daytona International Speedway. In NASCAR tradition, he saw the checkered flag of success wave from his front windshield. But from his rearview, he witnessed the doom of another potentially […]

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach officially implemented its Fair Chance / Ban the Box Policy during a regular commission meeting this month. The policy went into effect on July 1 and eliminates applicant requirements to disclose criminal backgrounds during the preliminary phase of job applications. In a succinct presentation by […]