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RNC takes message of equality to B-CU

RNC takes message of equality to B-CU

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Just days before the primary in New Hampshire, Bethune-Cookman University created its own political buzz with an appearance on campus of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and other GOP heavyweights. Priebus attended the fourth annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon held on Feb. 4 at B-CU, which honored former Housing […]

Another Black on the Volusia County Council?

Another Black on the Volusia County Council?

Dr. Willie Kimmons hopes so. He is running for the District 2 seat being vacated by Josh Wagner. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Willie Kimmons, a veteran educator and community leader, has announced he’ll run for the District 2 Volusia County Council seat. Kimmons, who also is a regular Daytona Times guest columnist, cites his […]

Florida lawmakers continue to get wealthier

Florida lawmakers continue to get wealthier

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Being in the state’s “part-time” Legislature might tax members’ time, but for most it hasn’t caused financial heartaches. With all 160 annual financial-disclosure reports from House and Senate members now available – the reports were due July 1, the last outstanding report was posted online Friday – […]

Georgia teen determined to help Ted Cruz become president

Georgia teen determined to help Ted Cruz become president

BY SYLVAN LANE DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS WASHINGTON — It’s the start of a new school year, and C.J. Pearson is a busy guy. The conservative social media star from Georgia is enlisting fellow teenagers across the country to help Texas Sen. Ted Cruz win the Republican presidential nomination. He’s also running for re-election as student […]

Black women mobilizing for 2016 election

Black women mobilizing for 2016 election

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters. The partnership hopes to raise the profile of the already powerful Black women’s vote. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, Black women had the highest […]

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry has opened a campaign account to try to succeed Rep. Dwayne Taylor in the Florida House of Representatives in District 26. Taylor is facing term limits next year and can’t run again for the Florida House position he has held since 2008. The commissioner opened an […]

American veterans deserve better treatment

American veterans deserve better treatment

My mentor, the late Arthur A. Fletcher, said this: “If your life becomes so miserable that you want to commit suicide, just check into a VA hospital. It won’t take long.” Art told me that 15 years ago. Today, the status of Veterans Administration hospitals has gotten even worse. No matter how many news articles […]

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor has filed with the Volusia Department of Elections to run for Volusia County chair in 2016. The District 26 representative is the first person to file for the seat. If Taylor is elected, he would accompany At-Large Council Member Joyce Cusack, making it the […]

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – When St. Augustine Republican John Thrasher left the Senate last month to become president of Florida State University, his departure created a domino effect that will lead to three special legislative elections in early 2015. But it hasn’t taken long for campaign donors in Northeast […]

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA John Thrasher’s departure this month from the Florida Senate has caused candidates to line up to run in special elections for his Senate seat and two House seats, according to filings with the state Division of Elections. Daytona Beach Democrat David Cox this week filed paperwork to run in Senate […]

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