Time showing instead of title in BP Daily Category page

Really weird issue here. On category pages, the timestamp is showing instead of the title. Considering everything I've done as documented in these threads, I completely deleted my BP Daily 2.8 child and parent themes, then re-uploaded them. Same behavior.

This only happens when Buddy Press plugin is not activated. When I reactivate the BP plugin, the title shows. I did during today delete the BP plugin then re-download and upload it. Not sure when this behavior started.