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B-CU mourns death of former quarterback, football and basketball coach

B-CU mourns death of former quarterback, football and basketball coach

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Raymon Thornton, one of the top quarterbacks in Bethune-Cookman history and a member of the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class, died on June 22.  He was 87. As a student-athlete, Thornton helped lay the groundwork for the success of Wildcats football. He was named the program’s second All-American […]

STEM majors receiving up to $25,000 a year for college

STEM majors receiving up to $25,000 a year for college

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter. She posted it on Facebook. Her mom called the scholarship a […]

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality […]

Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions

Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions

City announces plan to ban checkbox from job applications BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach joined a growing number of cities around the country this week when it officially announced it was banning the box on applications that asks if someone has been convicted of a crime. Applicants applying for city employment can now […]

Professor’s new book examines Dr. Bethune’s activism in Florida

Professor’s new book examines Dr. Bethune’s activism in Florida

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The contributions of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune will be given literary homage in a new book by Dr. Ashley Robertson, curator, assistant professor and museum director at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Robertson’s historical chronicle is titled “Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State.” The […]

Say a prayer for Leah

Say a prayer for Leah

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still is seeking prayers for his 5-year-old daughter, Leah, who has been battling cancer for a year. The girl has been diagnosed with VOD — veno-occlusive hepatic disease — an illness of the liver that often comes as a complication caused by stem cell treatment.  The girl has undergone extensive […]

‘PURSUING  LIBERTY IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE’

‘PURSUING LIBERTY IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE’

That was the theme of the Volusia County-NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet held May 30 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Local photographer Duane C. Fernandez Sr. was there and captured the program highlights. Click here for the images of branch president Cynthia Slater and attendees.

Sorority honors ‘professor, mentor, sister’

Sorority honors ‘professor, mentor, sister’

Dr. Cleo Higgins, longtime educator at Bethune-Cookman, honored at gala BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For more than 40 years, Dr. Cleo S. Higgins was an esteemed educator in Florida, spending much of those years making a tremendous impact at Bethune-Cookman University. On May 23, the 91-year-old educator and community leader was honored for her many […]

‘Forms of Freedom’ at Golden center

‘Forms of Freedom’ at Golden center

Exhibit will be on display through Aug. 28 SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Artists and artist appreciators came together on May 22 to honor freedom and enjoy live music by Highway 40 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center located at 1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach. The exhibit “Forms of Freedom,’’ curated by […]

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF College Choice, a publication that helps students select the best educational choices based on their needs, desires and future plans, has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) as one of its top HBCUs (historically Black college and university.) The university is ranked No. 3 on its list; the first time B-CU has […]