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Althea Gibson film to air Sept. 4 on PBS

Althea Gibson film to air Sept. 4 on PBS

The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has made a grant in support of “Althea,’’ the award-winning documentary about trailblazing tennis star Althea Gibson. NBPC’s funding is enabling a robust community outreach this week around the film, including in Harlem, where the celebrated athlete was raised. Produced and directed by Rex Miller, “Althea’’ is slated […]

NASCAR mourns passing of IndyCar racer

NASCAR mourns passing of IndyCar racer

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS The NASCAR Nation mourns one of its fallen brothers. Justin Wilson wasn’t a NASCAR guy. He was an IndyCar racer who died Monday, a day after he was struck by debris and suffered a severe head injury, and lapsed into a coma. Wilson was competing during the Verizon IndyCar Series […]

Daytona team wins housing basketball tournament

Daytona team wins housing basketball tournament

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) recently won the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) Invitational Statewide Basketball tournament. It was the second consecutive year the Daytona team won the event. The tournament took place Aug. 7-9 at the Orlando Sports Complex. Housing authority teams participating were from […]

Wildcats face Miami next month in televised game

Wildcats face Miami next month in televised game

Bethune-Cookman University football games will be televised nationally at least four times during the 2015 regular season. Having won at least a share of the last three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles, Bethune-Cookman will open the 2015 slate with an ESPN3 contest at FBS opponent University of Miami (Sept. 5) at Sun Life Stadium in […]

Football team ranked third in preseason poll

Football team ranked third in preseason poll

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are ranked third in the BoxToRow preseason poll. The ranking was announced on Aug. 7 from the BoxToRow home office in Raleigh, N.C. Bethune-Cookman went 9-3 a season ago, finishing third in the final BoxToRow poll behind Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champ Alcorn State (10-3) and co-MEAC champion North Carolina A&T (-3). […]

Arkansas, South Carolina teams to face off in MEAC/SWAC game in Orlando

Arkansas, South Carolina teams to face off in MEAC/SWAC game in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The 2015 MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney will take place Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando. This year’s teams are the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and South Carolina State University of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the 11th […]

Learning basketball, life skills

Learning basketball, life skills

Students from around the country learned basketball and life skills this week during Daytona Beach native Vince Carter’s camp at Mainland High School. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy was for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Carter, a Daytona Beach native, credits camps he attended as a kid with helping him become an […]

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Stop by the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to catch one of Ken Burns’ acclaimed historical documentaries. Upcoming episodes include: •“Baseball: Bottom of the Tenth (1999 to 2009)”: Aug. 4. Baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it as players and owners battle over money and power. […]

Powell continues to break golf barriers

Powell continues to break golf barriers

Daughter of pioneer golfer still making history in US, abroad BY ZENITHA PRINCE NNPA NEWS SERVICE Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A) of […]

NASCAR driver’s ‘Prayer’ book tops Amazon bestsellers list

NASCAR driver’s ‘Prayer’ book tops Amazon bestsellers list

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Robert Bakke is a jet captain, a black belt, a NASCAR driver and author of the bestseller, “Prayer at Full Throttle: How Performance-Based Prayer Make Miracles Happen.” The book includes photos of actual miracles that have occurred around Bakke’s racecar. The book has become somewhat of a miracle of its […]