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Political strategist to speak at B-CU’s spring commencement

Political strategist to speak at B-CU’s spring commencement

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist and vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be the keynote speaker at Bethune-Cookman University’s May 7 commencement. The graduation will be held at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave. In a statement, the university said it has made an effort […]

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the […]

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

BY ANDREA BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Forty-two percent of registered voters in Volusia County cast their ballots in the Florida presidential primary, which saw former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the big winners. There were no reports of long lines in Daytona’s Black voting precincts on Tuesday […]

What to know before you head out to vote

What to know before you head out to vote

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Florida’s registered voters will cast votes on Tuesday for their preferred presidential candidate. The nation has been captivated by the broadcasts of election campaigns by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton along with the grassroots efforts of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Political pundits have weighed in heavily as the two sparred one […]

How would a Trump presidency affect  the stock market?

How would a Trump presidency affect the stock market?

BY JAMES F. PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) What would President Trump mean for the stock market? Once a far-fetched notion, the question is becoming serious business for investors now that Donald Trump is the front-runner for the Republic nomination. Trump’s bid “is becoming increasingly legitimate” on Wall Street, said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist […]

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 […]

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