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School board chair, mentor, friend
Speakers remember Dr. Al Williams as ‘wonderful man, wonderful friend’ BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES firstname.lastname@example.org
Holding back tears, Alan Williams recalled how his father told him and his brother, Anthony, to persist until they succeed. This was the second time Alan had to attend a funeral of a family member. In January, his brother passed away. On Saturday, he spoke at the funeral of his father, Volusia County School
Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams, who died unexpectedly on Oct. 1. Dr. Williams was remembered by family and friends during a celebration of his life on Oct. 6 at the Basillica of St. Paul Catholic Church.
‘A gift to us all’ Many rows were filled with representatives from the Volusia County School District, including his fellow school board members, School Superintendent Margaret Smith as well as other teachers and staff he worked with over the years. Several rows included fraternity brothers from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
“He prepared me well. He wanted us to be better than he was,’’ Alan Williams told those attending the service. The Rev. Tim Daly, who referred to Williams as Al, deDr. Alfred livered the homily. Williams “Al was a wonderful man, wonderful friend, a gift to us all. Al’s name is written in heaven,” Daly said. Daly said Williams’ childlike qualities is what attracted children to him. “He loved children. He was childlike. Because of his faith, he Please see WILLIAMS, Page 2
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Educators, friends and family gathered Saturday to say goodbye to Dr. Al Williams.
Study: More Rain or shine, the party had to go on Daytonans living in rentals BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 2012
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Daytona Beach is doing more than its fair share to meet housing needs for low-income families, according to Joel Ivey of the Ivey Planning Group. The company produced a study for the city to provide an inventory and analysis of Daytona Beach’s workforce housing supply and projected demand. Ivey’s study revealed that 53 percent of Daytona Beach’s population live in rented property compared to 47 percent that are occupied by owners. Fifty-seven percent of households spent 35 percent or more of their income on housing, the study also showed. “You have provided the majority of affordable housing in the county,” Ivey told Daytona Beach commissioners and the mayor at their Sept. 19 city commission meeting. Zone 2 City Commissioner Pam Woods said the information is invaluable and confirms what they believed was a problem for the city. Not only does the city have a disproportionate share of social service agencies, it “negatively impacts us a lot of ways when you concentrate everything here,” Woods said. She added that the city cannot continue create a culture of poverty.
Inclement weather didn’t dampen the spirit of these Wildcats who gathered to chow down on some good food, laugh and reminisce with family and friends, and watch their favorite team claw the competition. For a review of Saturday’s Homecoming win for Bethune-Cookman, see page 7.
1,870 units Mayor Glenn Ritchey said he was surprised at the 47 percent owneroccupied statistic. “We need to start monitoring our affordable housing,” he said. Ivey said he wonders when developers go to Port Orange: “Do they
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League of Women Voters speaks out about voter registration incident BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES firstname.lastname@example.org
The League of Women voters has a history of not being bullied or intimidated, said Deirdre Macnab, the organization’s Florida president, in reference to an incident in Volusia County last month when a member of a conservative group was videotaping volunteers and threatening to sue those who were volunteering. “I’m sure you are familiar with Harry Moore. He was born in
Florida. After registering 81,000, he was blown up on Christmas Day. It’s stories like that that should remind people of the lives that have been lost,” Macnab said about the NAACP leader who was assassinated in 1951 at his home in Mims, Fla. Macnab made comments this week during a telephone interview with the Daytona Times just as voting rolls closed Oct. 9, the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 general election. The Times reported in its Sept. 20 issue that local NAACP Presi-
dent Cynthia Slater was contacted by Dale Ho of the National NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund after he received an email from Lee Rowland, counsel for the Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.
Isolated incident Macnab said the member of the conservative group did back down. “This hasn’t happened anywhere else. It was an isolated cir-
cumstance. The man was intimidating and threatening. It was well handled by the volunteers. As far as we are concerned that’s the end of it,” Macnab said, adding that they had contacted their legal representatives at the Brennan Center about the incident. “We notified our volunteers to be aware. We haven’t experienced the problem again,” said Macnab. The member of the conservative group was identified as Daniel Taylor. He approached the league’s table and began snoop-
ing around to find voter registration forms, Rowland said in an email to Ho. The email said Taylor told the volunteers incorrectly they were breaking the law. “He clearly was trying to scope out the Leagues’ third-party voter registration number,” wrote Rowland in the email.
Focusing on polls Taylor’s complaint against the volunteers appeared to be that Please see VOTERS, Page 2
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Daytona man robbed, stabbed at Daytona restaurant BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES email@example.com
Adrian Rodriquez walked into Tropical Gourmet Jamaican Restaurant to get lunch on Oct. 5 and left a short while later with multiple stab wounds that put him in the hospital. The incident occurred about 11:42 a.m. at the Daytona Beach restaurant located at 1063 Mason Ave. Police arrived on the scene and found 21-year old Rodriguez lying with his head down on the sidewalk bleeding profusely after being stabbed six times.
VOTERS from Page 1 they were violating the law by using voter registration forms that did not have the league’s third-party voter registration organization number pre-stamped on the form. League members legally were instructed “to print the 3PVRO number attaches only before the form is submitted, and not
Several passersby attended to him. Rodriguez was taken to Halifax Hospital and treated for his wounds, which were not life-threatening. The victim told authorities that he does not want to proceed with prosecution of the suspects at the time. He told police he didn’t know the suspects.
A fourth suspect There was a witness at the scene that did identify one of the assailants. Due to a lack of cooperation from the victim and witness, authorities hadn’t
before.’’ Macnab said the League’s focus now is to make sure there is a big turnout at the polls and that when people arrive at the polls there are no problems. Early voting starts Oct. 27 and runs through Nov. 3. Absentee ballot request deadline is Oct. 31. “We are expecting a big turnout. We are keeping our eyes wide open. We want the election to be as smooth as possible,” she said.
made an arrest by the Daytona Times’ press time on Wednesday. “An independent witness has positively identified one of the suspects involved in this incident. As a result of that identification a complaint affidavit for the charge of armed robbery and aggravated battery has been filed and forwarded to the SAO (State Attorney’s Office) for their review. A physical arrest is not being made at this time as the victim has not been fully cooperative in the investigation,” commented Sgt. Jimmie Flynt, Daytona Beach Police’s public in-
formation officer. Police released footage from a surveillance camera in the restaurant that showed the incident. The video also showed a fourth suspect watching and holding the door.
Wallet taken Reports say that Rodriguez came to the restaurant with his girlfriend, Medjine Desir to get lunch. Three suspects entered the restaurant and took a glance at Rodriguez and then one punched him in the face. Reports indicate that one of the suspects
said to the victim, “Hey, you jumped our boy.” After the victim was punched by the first suspect, the other suspects attacked him and begin striking and kicking the victim. The victim fought the suspects but couldn’t avoid being stabbed. Reports indicate that the suspects left in a vehicle headed east on Mason Avenue while being followed by another vehicle. The suspects got away with the victim’s cell phone, wallet and about $5 in cash. His wallet contained various items including his driver’s license,
ATM card and Social Security card. When arrested, each suspect will be charged with armed robbery with a firearm and deadly weapon along with aggravated battery on a person using a deadly weapon. The suspects are all Black males believed to be between 18 and 25. Anyone who has any information pertaining to this case should contact Detective N. Williams of the Daytona Beach Police Department at 386-671-5216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an anonymous tip.
“The most important thing is people should update their registration so they avoid the morning after feeling of embarrassment of not having cast their vote,” Macnab added. Macnab said her role now is to push the League’s Be Ready campaign. She urged those with questions or concerns to go to their website bereadytovote.org. The League of Women Voters’ website is email@example.com.
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Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are shown at Dr. Al Williams’ service on Saturday. He wa a member of the fraternity.
WILLIAMS from Page 1 did what he did for his church, community and kids. His life has not ended; it’s changed,” Daly continued.
Fond memories Daly called on the hundreds in attendance to look back on Williams’ life and “ask yourself what can I do to continue his work. Al was committed to improving life and quality of life. His spirit stays with us.” Williams’ stepson Jerrell Smith also spoke during the service. “There was no step in our love for one another. He helped me advance in the corporate world. He has given me a great deal of knowledge, which I will spread to the next generation,” Smith said. Eddie Campbell called Williams his best friend and remembers going over to his home to help barbecue. “I called him Big Al. He referred to me as my buddy. He loved to barbecue. …I started the fire. He was a good one for giving out instructions,” Campbell said to laughter. Campbell said Williams was proud to be a member of the Volusia County School Board. “He would see kids and stick out his hand and say, I’m Dr. Al, school board member. He loved to give out pencils,” Campbell concluded.
Special election Williams started out as a teacher and a professor and worked as an educational consultant for low-performing high schools for Chicago Public Schools. He also was the executive director of the personnel department for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District. He was first elected to the Volusia County School board in 1984 and served until 1992. He was re-elected to the school board in 2004 when he returned to Florida. Williams represented District 2, including the Greater Daytona Beach area, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet, South Daytona and a portion of Port Orange. There will be a special election next year to replace Williams, who was reelected in August to another four-year term. Williams was born on June 7, 1942, in Chicago and earned a doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University in New York. He received his Master of Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. His Bachelor of Arts degree is from St. Mary’s College in Minnesota. Williams’ first wife, Willenor, died in 1997. They had two sons, Alan and Anthony. Williams would later marry Dr. Katherine Smith. In addition to his wife, Katherine, son and stepson, he is survived by a stepdaughter and six grandchildren.
(city) say don’t put it here, go to Daytona Beach. That’s the capitol of affordable housing. That’s not all bad, but it is not all good.” Ivey’s study said Daytona Beach had 1,870 public housing units compared to Ormond Beach’s 195 units and New Smyrna Beach’s 341 units. The report also found Daytona Beach had 702 elderly assisted rental units compared to the remainder of the county, which had a total of 780 units. “A little bit out of kilter for what is normal on the national level. It isn’t far off to the point of alarm,” Ivey remarked.
Inventory analysis Ivey called on the officials to start monitoring the inventory of affordable housing stock over time to have a balance more
in line with surrounding communities. However, Ivey added, “We would never advocate there be a reduction in affordable housing.” “Demand for affordable housing will go up for quite some time as a product of economy,” Ivey continued. He said given the state of the economy focus should be on attracting jobs with higher wages. The study also revealed
60 percent of houses and rental units in Daytona Beach were built after 1980. “A fairly new housing stock. That’s kind of good news,” he noted. He also reported the persons per household dropped from 2.49 per household to 2.15. Ivey called that a pretty significant drop. He found no data that explained why families are getting smaller.
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Motown show returns for 15th year Palm Coast
By Jeroline D. Mccarthy | Daytona Times Motown continues to make history with a rhythmic blend of soul classics, R&B, pop, traditional jazz, other music genres. Promoters have established a throwback of the record label, rekindling the old-school jams for a 15th year and opening in Palm Coast at Flagler Auditorium. Motown & Mo’ is produced by City Lites LLC, characteristic of local artists depicting the music icons for the largest crossover of R&B music of the ’60s and ’70s. The show is in production at the theater. Rehearsal served as a prelude to introduce dance steps choreographed by Denise Rose. The rehearsal spun the title hits, featured glamour and the coordination of rhythmic dance for star-spangled impersonation: Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, The Mira-
cles, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Kelly Price, etc. Cast members celebrate giving their best to the allure and bravado of the superstars. The success is due to their being a close-knit cast. The members travel abroad for fun and are known to give away scholarships to graduating high school students in Flagler County. Any new cast member becomes a part of the “Motown & Mo’ “ family. The curtain will rise Oct. 19, 7 p.m., and Oct. 20, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. The ticket price is $20. For a group rate of not less than 10 tickets, the cost is $17 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased from the box office. To have tickets mailed, call the auditorium at 386-4377547. •••
New WIC office opens in Pierson The Volusia County Health Department has partnered with the Family Health Source Medical Centers of Northeast Florida Health Services to open a new Special Supplemental Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program office in Pierson. The office began seeing cli-
ents on Oct. 3. “The opening of our new WIC office allows our clients to have access to health care services closer to their homes in the northwest corner of Volusia County,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, acting director of the Volusia County Health Department. “We
At a “Motown & Mo’” rehearsal were lead singer Donna Decina and backup singers Linda Sharpe Haywood, Joy Eurie, Ruby Sims and Adrienne H. Felton.
ing for youth to become part of the Flagler County Branch NAACP Youth Council. The meeting takes place Oct. 17, 6 p.m., at the Flagler Palm Coast Youth Center, 5510 East Highway 100, on the grounds of Flagler Palm Coast High School. Qualified youth in grades 8-12 will have the opportunity, through workshops, to explore and challenge their interests and talents in five categories of the ACT-SO Enrichment Program. ACTSO is the NAACP’s principal youth initiative. The categories are: Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Business. For further details, contact the Flagler County NAACP at 386-446-7822. ••• As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.
The Women’s Missionary Society of First Church has scheduled a clothing giveaway for Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the food giveaway from 1-3 p.m. at 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast. For more information, call 386-4465759. •••
The community is invited to celebrate Men’s Day on Oct. 14 at the 10 a.m. service at First Church. The preacher for this event is the nationally renowned Rev. G. Vincent Lewis. He earned his B.S. degree from Edward Waters College and a master of Divinity degree from Virginia
Union School of Theology. His post-graduate studies were received at Harvard University, Florida State University, South Florida Center for Theological Studies, and American Baptist University at Nashville. ••• Memberships are form-
Nicole McGlown, Floyd Thorpe, Luther White, Oct. 12; Wanda Brinson, Oct. 13; Michael Booker, Oct. 15; Clifton Daniels, Brian Bernard, Oct. 17.
are excited about this partnership and look forward to a long relationship with the Family Health Source Medical Centers. This is also a major accomplishment for us as it is an important part of our health department’s overall strategic plan.” The WIC program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC
serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk.
The Pierson WIC office, which is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, is in the Family Health Source Medical Centers facility at 216 N. Frederick St. The Family Health Source Medical Centers’ location in Pierson also provides primary health care visits; treatment for acute illnesses; treatment for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, bronchitis and heart disease; physicals; the Vaccines for Children Program; adult im-
munizations; and access to local specialist referral system. The facility serves all ages and has additional locations in DeLand and Deltona. For more information about the WIC program, call 866-942-3663 or visit www.volusiahealth.com. For details about Family Health Source Medical Centers, visit www.familyhealthsource.org.
More than 10,000 served in Volusia In Volusia County, the WIC program serves more than 10,000 clients a month at six locations. In addition to Pierson, WIC has offices in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, Deltona and DeLeon Springs.
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Black and White in the NFL When Dez Bryant signed his $8.6 million rookie contract with the Cowboys, his teammates stuck him with a $54,896 restaurant bill because Bryant is a multimilliondollar moneymaker on a moneymaking National Football League team. Jerry Jones owns the Dallas Cowboys and signs the checks that Dez receives. Jones has a net worth of $2 billion and owns America’s most valuable team. The team Jones purchased in 1989 is currently worth $1.85 billion and is the top earner in the NFL. The Cowboys’ payroll is $151 million. Cowboys Stadium is Jones’ gold mine. Cowboys Stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world. It seats 80,000, making it the second largest stadium in the NFL. And that doesn’t include another 30,000 fans who can purchase standing room tickets. The 320 suites and 15,000 club seats at Cowboys Stadium generate $115 million in annual revenue. The stadium has the world’s largest column-free interior and the second-largest high definition video screen, which hangs from 20-yard-line to 20-yard-line. The facility can also be used for a variety of other activities outside of its primary purpose such as concerts, basketball games, boxing matches, as well as high school and college football contests. Sponsorship revenues total another $50 million. The Party Pass (open areas) sections are behind seats in each end zone and on a series of six elevated platforms connected by stairways.
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Big business FedEx Field is home field for league sensation Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins football team. The Redskins gave the 22-year-old African-American quarterback a signing bonus of $13.8 million and a salary of $390,000 to fill the 85,000 seats at FedEx Field. Of the 97 quarterbacks on the 32 clubs’ rosters only 20, or 20.6 percent, are Black. The NFL is big business. Companies pay big money to have their name, or logo, advertised on the stadium and tickets fans buy. Money is also generated from parking fees, concession stands and team-related gear. If your team is a winner, it gets to be on nationally televised Sunday games or on Monday Night Football. All NFL franchise owners are White. It’s estimated that the NFL’s 32 teams currently generate an annual total of $8.3 billion in revenue. The average NFL team is now worth $1.04 billion. The NFL teams are comprised of 1,696 players. NFL players get paid every two weeks. Salaries are spread out over the year. Typically, a player’s annual salary doesn’t cover what they do with the team before and after the season – they get separate compensation for those activities. Signing and other bonuses can be paid to players as a lump
sum or spread out over multiple weeks, depending on the terms of the player’s contract. An athlete earns incentive payments, by playing a certain number of games or achieving other goals specified in his contract.
Referees get paid In 1988, Johnny Grier became the first African-American NFL referee. Now, NFL referees make $150,000 a year to work 16 weekends. The average salary for a player in the National Football League is approximately $1.1 million per season. Drew Brees ranks as the NFL’s highest-paid player with earnings of $49.4 million, thanks to a $37 million signing bonus he got with the New Orleans Saints. No Black person has gotten above the rank of employee, but African-Americans are a major part of the NFL. The players’ union is headed by Blacks. They currently get 59.6 percent of designated league revenues – more than $3.5 billion annually. White players are expected to become a minority in the NFL. Today, recent surveys show that the NFL is approximately 57-61 percent non-White, including African-Americans and Polynesians. Approximately 1.7 percent of NFL players are American Samoans, non-white Hispanics and Asians.
William Reed is head of the Business Exchange Network and available for speaking/seminar projects through the Bailey Group.org. Click on this story at www.daytonatimes.com to write your own response.
Republicans begin to play race card Have you ever known that something was going to happen, but still was shocked when it actually happened? Well, to my dismay, I have just had that happen to me. I have been telling my fellow Republicans for months that by October, our party would start playing the race card in an effort to gin up the White vote. Romney’s campaign co-chair and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu is the personification of this. Last Thursday, he appeared on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell. She asked him to give his post-debate analysis on Romney.
Obama called ‘lazy’ Sununu immediately digressed into this tirade about the president. Mitchell was visibly stunned when Sununu said, “What people saw last night, I think, was a president who revealed his incompetence – how lazy and detached he is and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economy problems of the country are and how he has failed to even address them.” Mitchell tried to give Sununu a chance to correct his statement by asking him, “Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama, the president of
we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in RAYNARD Indonesia.” JACKSON On another Fox News ChanNNPA COLUMNIST nel program, Sununu said, “When you’re not that bright you can’t get the United States, lazy?” Sununu better prepared.” replied, “Yes. He didn’t want to prepare for this debate. He’s lazy Romney needs to act and disengaged.” Romney should demand that A stunned Mitchell responded, Sununu step down from any in“I think there certainly was a performance issue there and whether volvement in his campaign. If or not he was in his best form last Romney has any modicum of denight, a lot of people are question- cency and principles, this should ing that,” said Andrea. “But I think be non-negotiable. I challenge all Republicans to to call the president lazy and disengaged is another whole ques- denounce Sununu and demand tion.” Sununu’s response was, his immediate removal from any “Whatever, Andrea. Whatever you involvement in not only the Romney campaign, but any other Rewant.” publican activities. Sununu’s rhetoric is not what Sununu a blowhard the Republican Party should be This is not an isolated incident about and if my party cannot or with Sununu; he has a history of will not take a principled stand, being a blowhard, especially when then I cannot and will not support it comes to Obama. A few months our nominee for president. ago on a campaign conference call about small businesses, SuRaynard Jackson is president nunu stated, “I wish this president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & would learn how to be an Ameri- Associates, LLC, a D.C.-public can.” relations/government affairs Sununu said on Fox News that firm. Click on this story at www. Obama “has no idea how the daytonatimes.com to write your American system functions, and own response.
Conservatives conspire against latest jobs report The birther issue – the preposterous idea that President Obama was not born in the United States – was finally put to rest, but that has not prevented conservative conspiracy buffs from seeing a plot behind the falling unemployment numbers. Conservatives, led by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, have been pounding Obama for maintaining an unemployment rate above 8 percent. They cited federal Bureau of Labor statistics to support their claim. Yet, when that same source placed the August number at 7.8 percent, they are trying to persuade the public that it is all part of a liberal conspiracy to re-elect Obama.
Impossible to rig Joe Nocera, a New York Times business columnist, observed, “It is completely implausible to me that they would actively rig the thing to help Obama. The guys are green eye-shaded career bureaucrats who have no particular vested interest one way or another in who wins the presidential election. “[The numbers] come out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, if you are going to cook them, how exactly would you go about it; it is pretty implausible that the career
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bureaucrats at the Bureau would cook the books for Obama. Everybody likes a conspiracy theory, but it is hard to understand how they would do it.” But conspiracy buffs don’t let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.
Conspiracy failed Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, a Republican, has joined the conspiracy camp. After the latest job report, he tweeted, “Unbelievable jobs numbers. These Chicago guys will do anything…can’t debate so change numbers.” Under attack for his unsubstan-
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tiated assertion, Welch tried to defend his comment by saying he should have used a question mark rather than a comma at the end of his sentence, as if that would have made a difference. If there were a conspiracy, it failed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that they had understated official U.S. employment over the previous two months. If they were plotting to help President Obama, they did a poor job.
George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA) and editorial director of Heart & Soul magazine. Click on this story at www.daytonatimes.com to write your own response.
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Is the Obama administration hurting minority businesses? The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It was started during the Richard Nixon administration. President Nixon gave a lot of attention to minority affairs. Along with this, he allowed Arthur A. Fletcher to implement Affirmative Action. The president was proud of this new agency and adequately funded it.
Reagan cuts funding That changed under the Reagan administration. The funding was cut by two-thirds. The MBDA started downsizing to the point of irrelevancy. It was during the George Herbert Walker Bush administration that a study was commissioned to find out what changes could be made to reinvigorate the MBDA. My friend and minority business advocate, Joshua Smith, was appointed president of the commission. The final report was comprehensive and encouraged the government to transfer the 8 (a) minority business program from the Small Business Administration to the MBDA. Joshua felt there would be better service if the MBDA could manage the program and receive their ample funding. We all awaited the president’s response and looked forward to the upcoming changes. It never came. President Bush refused to read it. However, the SBA read it and became enraged. They sought revenge. Joshua Smith’s main company was in the 8 (a) program. The SBA kicked his company out of the program overnight and caused severe financial harm to this thriving Black-owned firm. This was a very disgusting moment in Black business history. The 8 (a) program stayed with the SBA and has been withering on the vine ever since.
Hope dies under Clinton A new chance of hope came when William J. Clinton was inaugurated. He appointed the great Ron Brown as Secretary of Commerce. Ron was a legend in political leadership and entrepreneurship. He knew how to play the game and never forgot his Harlem roots. He pledged to get the funding back into MBDA and technical support would rise to a new level. However, our hopes were dashed when he died in that mysterious airplane crash over
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Europe. With his unexpected departure went any hope of restoring the program. There would never be another Commerce secretary who would be as committed to making the MBDA effective. The Clinton administration never increased the budget of MBDA and my hopes during that era would be just to hold on to what we have. Things didn’t get better at the MBDA, but we did maintain the budget. Those were rocky times. But not as rocky as it would become under the nation’s first Black president.
Obama devastates program The Obama administration is the worst in history. The budget has been slashed to the point of being dysfunctional. The regional offices are being cut in half. The grantees (Minority Business Development Centers) are few and far between, with most of them not targeting Black-owned businesses. The procurement dollars and financing they report is suspect at best as there is no auditing documentation to support their claims. The final insult is there will be no more Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week events. For 29 years, there was a big networking event of minority firms and the MBDA and the SBA. There will be no 30th anniversary celebration. Rather than a week of events in September, they are having a day and a half in December and the SBA will not be attending. It is just a token of what this large event used to be. Last year they had 57 sponsors. This year there will be only 19. The operation is a mere shadow of the agency once touted by presidents. This is not the change we’ve been waiting for.
Harry C. Alford is the cofounder and president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Contact him via www.nationalbcc.org. Click on this story at www.daytonatimes.com to write your own response.
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Compiled by the Daytona Times Allen Chapel to honor Mugala Allen Chapel AME Church members will honor their pastor the Rev. Nathan M. Mugala Rev. Nathan for giving Mugala five years of service to the church. The Rev. Jimmie J. Thomp-
son, presiding elder of the Tampa District of the West Coast Annual Conference, is the preacher for the service on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 580 George W. Engram Blvd. More information: 386-2551195. Pink Walk/Run this month Vince Carter’s Restaurant and the Embassy of Hope Foundation will join
Princeton Review lists Stetson University Business School among nation’s best Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has been named one of the nation’s “Best 296 Business Schools” in a new guidebook released Oct. 9 by The Princeton Review. The education services company compiles its guidebook of top business schools annually based on input from more than 19,000 students in Master of Business Administration programs accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, as well as statistical data received from the institutions.
One of 296 “We selected the schools we profile in this book—280 of which are in the USA and 16 are international—based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice PresidentPublisher.
together to host the Second Annual Pink Walk/Run Oct. 20 at Vince Carter’s restaurant, 2150 LPGA Blvd. for the 5K Walk/Run. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. To register, contact Tammy at VCPinkWalk@gmail.com or call 386-290-7162. Hob Nob with candidates The Daytona Regional Chamber is sponsoring a Hob Nob on Oct. 16 at the Ocean Center to give voters an opportunity to meet with candidates on a one-on-one basis followed by on-stage presentations. All candidates appearing on the November ballot are invited. There also will be
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straw votes via computer on the presidential race and several other key elections and issues. RSVP to Josie at 386-523-3675 or josie@ daytonachamber.com. Haunted house at Lilian Place The Heritage Preservation Trust of Volusia County is hosting the Ghost Stories and Folklore of Lilian Place and Daytona Beach Tour this month. Tours will be held Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the 30-minute tours run continuously during these hours. Lilian Place is located at 111 Silver Beach Ave. More information:
The new 2013 edition of the book, “The Best 296 Business Schools,” includes a profile of Stetson’s School of Business Administration that includes information on academics, student life and environment, the admission process, statistical data and career placement services. Students highlighted Stetson’s small class size, personalized education, accessible and supportive faculty, modern facilities, flexible schedules for working professionals, and global focus, including opportunities to study business abroad during short or semesterlong trips. It highlights Stetson’s traditional MBA, Executive MBA, the Accelerated MBA, as well as the Accelerated MBA/Juris Doctor (law) degrees. The profile notes the proximity of the university’s Central Florida campuses in DeLand and Gulfport/St. Petersburg and satellite center in Celebration to metropolitan areas including Orlando, Daytona Beach and Tampa Bay. “Innovative and intimate” are the themes that underlie our programs,” said Stetson Dean of Business Administration Thomas V. Schwarz. “From our world-class family enterprise curriculum that develops next generation leaders in family firms, to our Roland George national champions in student managed investment funds, Stetson students are challenged to dare to be significant. We live these principles by creating programs founded upon three R’s: Rigor, Relationship and Responsibility. Our values-based programs develop students who are ready to make an impact upon their careers, their communities and the world.” See Stetson’s profile in “The Best 296 Business Schools,” or see the full report at www.PrincetonReview.com.
www.heritagepreservationtrust.org or Micki Mansfield 386-299-5628. County plans Fall Fun Day Children can expand their knowledge about local agriculture during Fall Fun Day at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19.The hands-on workshop will feature activities to include applesauce making, roasting pumpkin seeds, a scavenger hunt, small animal exhibit, and fall gardening. The children also will learn about the benefits of bats. The program is limited to 20 children in kindergarten through second grade and
Halloween festivities set for Daytona International Speedway tours SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
Ghosts and goblins will be on the prowl as Daytona International Speedway gets in the Halloween spirit with its All-Access track tours at the “World Center of Racing.” Beginning Oct. 22 through Oct. 29, the All-Access tour, the 90-minute tour of Daytona International Speedway, will have a Halloween theme with decorations throughout many of its stops on the property as well as trick-or-treating for children in costume. Daytona International Speedway will also stage a “Best Costume” photo contest for children 12 and under with the winner re-
15 children in grades three through five. Registration is required by Oct. 16 and is $20 per child, including lunch. More information: 386-822-5778. Learn more about disabilities Daytona State College will host two events on Oct. 17 designed to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with a disability and to help people living with disabilities improve the quality of their lives. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main courtyard of the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Free and open to the public.
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90-minute tours Pictures of contestants will be uploaded to Daytona International Speedway’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ DaytonaInternationalSpeedway – and fans will be able to vote on their favorite between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7. There will be special pricing available for the Halloweenthemed All-Access tours between Oct. 22-29, with children ages 6-12 wearing their Halloween costumes receiving a $10 admission, a savings of 40 percent. Adult tickets are available for $23 and children 5 and under are free. The 90-minute All-Access Tour runs daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. taking guests on an openair tram through Daytona International Speedway’s garage area, pit road and the 31-degree high banks. Among the tour stops include the start/finish line, Gatorade Victory Lane, the Driver’s Meeting Room and the Houston Lawing Press Box. More information: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
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Wildcats beat Aggies on Homecoming by ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethune-Cookman University used an effective running game and ball hawk defense to beat North Carolina A&T University 28-12 in front of a homecoming crowd of 10,181 at Municipal Stadium this past week. Quentin Williams ran for 111 yards with two scores while throwing for 128 more with a touchdown for B-CU. “We were passionate and we executed today. I’m thankful for the way the offensive line played which really opened things up,” said Williams. For his performance, Williams was named MEAC Offensive Player of the Week. The Wildcats defense held the Aggies to 163 total yards of offense and forced three turnovers. They also held North Carolina A&T’s Mike Mayhew to 35 yards rushing. “We played passionately and we did a great job executing especially on a defensive end,” said Brian Jenkins, B-CU Head coach. “You cannot turn the ball over and beat a good football team. We are struggling scoring right now. They outplayed us and we aren’t doing the things that we need in order to win,” commented Rod Broadway, NCA&T Head coach. NCA&T was also just 3-for-13 on third down conversions. B-CU had 310 yards of
B-CU ROUNDUP total offense including 182 yards on the ground. Inclement weather delayed the start of the game for an hour and 36 minutes. “It could affect the team but it depends on the type of team. It can be a distraction but we stayed focused. We also faced delays in practice this week,” added Jenkins. North Carolina A&T (23, 0-2) struck first taking a 6-0 lead on Lewis Kindle’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Marquis Gorham with 10:18 left in the first quarter. They missed the extra point attempt. Bethune-Cookman (4-2, 3-0) responded with a oneyard touchdown run from Isidore Jackson to take a 7-6 lead with 8:02 to play in the first quarter. Williams’ five-yard score put B-CU up 14-6 with 10:57 remaining. The Aggies had battled back and had a chance to take a 15-14 lead following a B-CU turnover but Zach Cimaglia missed a 19-yard field goal attempt with 10:24 to go in the third quarter. B-CU responded when Williams connected with Rodney Scott for a six-yard touchdown pass taking a 21-12 lead with 2:56 remaining in the quarter. Jackson added 78 yards rushing with 27 receiving for the Wildcats. B-CU was led defensively by Jarkevis Fields who had seven total tackles while Time Burke, Rashad Payne
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Running back Isidore Jackson, with the ball, helped to lead Bethune-Cookman University’s football team to victory on Saturday before 10,181 spectators. and Dion Hanks each had an interception. “It was great to get my first career interception. We were in the right scheme,” stated Payne. “We did a good job of getting them in tough situations on third down,” added Burke. Kindle led the Aggies with 116 yards passing with a score while Gorham had three catches for 60 yards with a touchdown. The Aggies had opportunities but they were intercepted twice in the end zone, missed a field goal and settled for field goals on two other drives. The Wildcats have a bye this week. They will host Norfolk State on October 20th in another MEAC contest. Terrance Hackney was also named MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Week.
An open letter from Derrick Henry for mAyor Several weeks ago, an article appeared in this newspaper admonishing African-American Voters to vote for elected officials who have exhibited a commitment to the black community. As a candidate for Mayor of Daytona Beach, I am proud of my long-standing commitment to our residents in the city’s core and my passion for the revitalization of my birthplace. Upon graduation from college, I returned home to work at Mainland High School, my alma mater and a Title I school serving many of this city’s most disadvantaged students. From 1998-2006, I worked at Daytona State College coordinating the College-Reach-Out Program, where I helped 200 African-American males graduate high school and obtain college admission. From 2002 to 2005, I also coordinated the Sisters and Brothers Learning Experience, where I authored and implemented a curriculum aimed at substantially reducing teenage use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and sex. The focus of the program was aimed at reducing teen delinquency in the 32114 Zip Code. In 2006, when the city exercised its poor decision not to purchase the YMCA and expand it as a community center, the decaying YMCA became my motivation for planning to run for the Zone Five City Commission seat. As an elected official, I supported the construction of the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center, The Midtown Community Center, storm water improvements aimed at reducing floods, and almost 10 million dollars of road repairs, predominantly in the midtown area. My heart and my labor has always been with this community, and I am counting on the African-American community to heed the advice of this newspaper and support the candidate with consistent loyalty to its residents, who has never needed election season as an excuse to attend our many church and community celebrations, but instead has been a privileged guest speaker for many, throughout the past two decades. Sincerely, Derrick Henry Candidate for Mayor of Daytona Beach Political advertisement paid for and approved by Derrick Henry for Mayor
Football game notes Eddie Poole has now caught a pass in 29 consecutive games. B-CU scored on the opening drive for the second time this season. Rashad Payne’s interception was the first of his career.
Volleyball: ‘Cats win third straight The Wildcats picked up wins over North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T in Mid-Eastern Athletic conference play this past week. On Sunday, Janeen Davis tallied ten kills, nine digs and a service ace to lead BCU past NCCU 3-0. Krysta Gardner added nine kills with seven digs, three blocks and four service aces for the Wildcats. B-CU (3-18, 3-1) also
got nine digs from Jennifer Jimenez, 21 assists from Monica Lowe and four kills with four blocks from Phylecia Armstrong. Two days earlier, Jimenez had a career high 26 digs as the Wildcats defeated NCA&T 3-2. Lowe added 47 assists, Gardner 18 kills, Delicia Pierre 17 kills, Davis nine kills with 14 digs and both Armstrong and Aria Cormier tallied four blocks for BCU. B-CU faced Florida Gulf Coast University on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida which was after deadline. They travel to Tallahassee to face arch rival Florida A&M on October 12 and Jacksonville on October 16 to play North Florida. The Wildcats are one game behind FAMU and South Carolina State for first place in the MEAC
Other sports B-CU’s women’s bowling team is ranked #18 in the National Tinpin Coaches Association top 25 preseason poll. Their season begins Oct. 19-21 in the Tulane Invitational in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kadian Dunkley continues to be a cross country star for the Wildcats. Dunkley finished 33rd at the Florida State Cross Country Invitational on October 5. She won the Robert Shumake HBCU Classic on September 29 and was third in the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Spikes Classic on September 20.
New Smyrna edges Mainland by ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES email@example.com
Marcus Johnson’s 31yard touchdown pass to Dexter Dixon with 14.8 seconds remaining lifted New Smyrna Beach to a 2321 win over Mainland in a key district 9-6A matchup at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex this past week. “I saw that we had oneon-one coverage. I had faith in the receiver, Dexter who made a good play,” responded Johnson. The pass was deflected by Mainland’s Meiko Dotson but went right to Dixon. “I couldn’t believe it at first. The defender made a good play but the ball came right to me. I knew that I had to make a play with time running out,” answered Dixon. Mainland (2-3, 0-1) took a 21-17 lead with 1:50 left when Cameron Hadley found Chris Anthony who caught a tipped passed and ended up with a 38 yard touchdown. “I can’t fault our kids. We fought really hard. New Smyrna deserves a lot of credit,” said Mainland Head coach, Scott Wilson. The win wasn’t sealed until New Smyrna’s Dwayne Wood intercepted Hadley in the final seconds. “I’m proud of the kids. They have been working hard. It’s a huge win not only for our kids but for the city of New Smyrna Beach,” responded New Smyrna Head coach, Lance Jenkins. The game was a tale of two halves as NSB dominated the first half. They led 17-0 behind touchdown runs from Johnson and D’Cota Dixon and field goal from Josh Smith. “We were just clicking and executing well in the first half,” said Jenkins. New Smyrna (5-0, 2-0) scored 10 points off three
VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW Mainland turnovers in the half. Mainland had four turnovers in the game while New Smyrna had three. The Buccaneers put on a fierce second half rally fueled by Hadley. “We grew up a little bit as a team. In the first half we had too many mistakes and shot ourselves in the foot. In the second, we made some adjustments and fought back,” added Wilson. Hadley finished with 158 total yards (95 rushing) with a rushing touchdown and two passing scores for the ‘Bucs. Johnson finished with 232 passing yards, James Clark had five catches for 101 yards and Diamonte Mitchell had 113 total yards (66 rushing) for the ‘Cudas. Note: Top Game of the year nominee. Check scores to last week’s games online at www.daytonatimes.com.
Football Roundup Alex Bell’s touchdown run in overtime lifted Atlantic past Eustis 26-20 in overtime in a key district 7-5A contest. Bell and Chris ‘CJ’ Jones ran for two scores each for the Sharks. Eric Hernandez had a 62 yard run and 65 yard punt return while Josh Cason ran for 104 yards with two touchdowns to lift Pine Ridge to a 26-6 win over cross town rival Deltona in a district 9-6A game. The Panthers got their first win of the season and first district win. Mark Stanford threw a 38 yard touchdown pass to Evan Hinson for Deltona. Marcus Dixon ran for 215 yards with four touchdowns to lead Warner Christian Academy to a 47-
25 win over Deltona Trinity Christian Academy in a key district 3-2A match up. Marquion Lane threw for 248 yards with two scores and Julian Delgado had nine catches for 210 yards with two scores for Trinity.
Some of this week’s top games Mainland (2-3) at Palm Bay (3-2) The Buccaneers hit the road to face a tough Palm Bay squad. Mainland needs to get its offense going early and limit turnovers. Seabreeze (4-2) at Palm Bay Bayside (2-3) The Sandcrabs travel to face a tough opponent in Bayside. Can they stay explosive of offense? Play well enough defensively? Crystal River (4-1) at Warner (5-1) The Eagles return home against a worthy opponent. This could be a good one. This may also be the best game in town. New Smyrna (5-0) at Titusville (2-3) The Barracudas hit the road to face the Terriers. They should be focused enough to remain unbeaten. St Augustine Mendez (2-3) at Atlantic (4-1) The Sharks have a good non-district game at home. Atlantic should be able to put itself in position for a win.
Prep Sports Seven Football 1. New Smyrna (5-0), 2. Warner (5-1), 3. Atlantic (4-1), 4. Flagler Palm Coast (4-2), 5. Seabreeze (4-2), 6. University (3-2), 7. Taylor (4-2). Previous: 1. New Smyrna, 2. Warner, 3.Atlantic, 4 Mainland, 5. University, 6. Flagler Palm Coast, tie 7. Trinity and Seabreeze.
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