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Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Fourth annual book fair kicks off next week FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Times and Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II is one of four book authors who will keynote the two-day Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, a local literary gathering of approximately 30 published authors and hundreds of book lovers and readers. All events […]

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

Toys for Tots brings joy  to Daytona families; distributes about 10,000 gifts to local kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 150,000 toys have been given away since the inception of the Toys for Tots program in Daytona Beach over a decade ago. Looking at the smiles on the faces of the parents, […]

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger will be celebrating his centennial on Jan. 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, also will be a fundraiser for college scholarships […]

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

The Watoto Children’s Choir kicked off its four-month U.S. tour in Palm Beach Gardens and will continue through the southeast through March of 2015. The group will visit the Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave. in Ormond Beach, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The performances are titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation and are […]

AAUW members get lesson about hospice

AAUW members get lesson about hospice

Members were on the inside track of learning about “Sharing the Hospice Journey” for the November meeting at the Flagler County American Association of University Women (AAUW). Diane Adams, Community Relations coordinator of Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, discussed the history of hospice, addressed the services rendered, dispelled the myths and provided a question-and-answer session. Adams’ […]

Janay Rice’s journey

Janay Rice’s journey

OMAR TYREE NNPA COLUMNIST I wrote a sports column earlier about domestic violence, triggered by the NFL case of Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay. At the time, we had all witnessed the first video of Rice dragging his unconscious fiancée out of a New Jersey casino elevator in February […]

Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

One of the many questions that hover over President Obama’s historic breakthrough in ending the U.S. government’s half-century-long Cold War standoff with Cuba is this: How will it affect the rollout of the president’s executive action granting some 4 million undocumented immigrants within America’s borders temporary legal status? The two controversial actions are deeply related: […]

This is why we march

This is why we march

“It’s just so overwhelming to see all who have come to stand with us. Look at the masses – Black, White, all races, all religions…We need to stand like this at all times.” – Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner at the “Justice for All” March in Washington on Dec. 13 Few times in a nation’s […]

Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of hip-hop

Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of hip-hop

One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, I Can’t Breathe. I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It goes back to what I […]

Sims takes over as B-CU’s head coach

Sims takes over as B-CU’s head coach

Assistant coach replaces Jenkins who accepted position at Alabama State FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman introduced Terry Sims as its new head football coach on Monday at a press conference on campus at the Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center. Sims had spent the past five years as an assistant football coach, primarily responsible […]

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