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Next goal for Durham: County Council

Next goal for Durham: County Council

Current city employee and former pastor to run for Cusack’s at-large seat BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham, the City of Daytona Beach’s Community Relations manager and former pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church, is running for office. Durham will seek the Volusia County Council at-large seat in the 2018 election. “I […]

Jealous goes into politics – running for Maryland governor

Jealous goes into politics – running for Maryland governor

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, also a former Black press executive, is launching a political career. Perhaps recently best known as a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Jealous confirmed this week that he is running for governor of Maryland. He cited his long […]

The GOP health care plan is death by tax cuts

The GOP health care plan is death by tax cuts

Donald Trump hosted a celebration in the White House Rose Garden for House Republicans after they passed their party’s health care plan by the thinnest of margins. They were celebrating what Trump called a “win,” without any thought about consequences. None of them had read the bill, which was released only a couple of days […]

New PACs focus on getting more Blacks into politics

New PACs focus on getting more Blacks into politics

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWS WIRE In the aftermath of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat last November, a number of groups were launched to encourage greater political participation among young people, women and minorities. Recently, the Milk River PAC hosted a dialogue on the impact of women in politics that […]

HBCU leaders get face time with Trump

HBCU leaders get face time with Trump

B-CU’s Jackson was among the presidents who met Monday with Trump, who pledged support to the Black institutions. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s president, was among the leaders of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Shortly after the […]

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. Click here for look at other firsts for American Blacks in politics and law.

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona Beach’s swearing in of recently elected city commission members took place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, prior to the regular meeting. Dannette Henry, took the oath of office as a new commission meeting. Dannette (Zone 5) replaces her brother, Patrick, who was elected to the state House of Representatives District 26 seat. Aaron Delgado also […]

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Local Blacks express their feelings about Donald Trump’s presidential win BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump shocked the world when he was elected president of the United States on Tuesday. Trump defeated Democrat and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in one of the biggest upset in history. […]

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Judge Shirley Green among winners in local election BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation is still recovering from the surprise election of Donald Trump for president of the United States, there were key local races that made history as well. The 2016 general election on Tuesday was another historic night for the Henry […]

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

FROM WIRE REPORTS Political novice Stephanie Murphy, with a powerful financial push from national Democrats, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, ousted veteran U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Winter Park Republican who was seeking his 13th term in Congress. Democrats targeted Mica because court-ordered redistricting had reshaped his district to include a sizable portion […]

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