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Daytona State music student earns top honors at symposium

Daytona State music student earns top honors at symposium

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona State College student Juaquin Trumpet hopes someday to be regarded among the best violinists in the world, and it looks like he’s headed in the right direction. Trumpet, a sophomore in Daytona State’s instrumental music program, recently earned top honors in the string division of the 2014 Florida College System […]

City schedules Juneteenth celebrations for June 19-20

City schedules Juneteenth celebrations for June 19-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson says planning has begun for this year’s Juneteenth celebrations. The annual event, which will be in its 13th year, will feature a June 19 banquet at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on George Engram Boulevard and a festival featuring family events, food, vendors and […]

Daniel fast ties leaner diet to reverence for God

Daniel fast ties leaner diet to reverence for God

BY ANNYSA JOHNSON MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT MILWAUKEE — Melissa Taylor stirs a steaming pot of soup atop the stove in her north side Milwaukee kitchen. There are lentils and carrots, tomatoes and celery, a bay leaf that bobs to the surface with each turn of the wooden spoon. It’s a feast, by some standards, famine […]

Sorority serves dinner to Flagler veterans

Sorority serves dinner to Flagler veterans

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with regard to Chapter 86 of the Flagler Beach Disabled American Veterans, which takes in Flagler County. Under President Sue Fray’s leadership, the sorority prepared and served dinner to 20 veterans, their […]

Cinematique to host Civil rights film festival

Cinematique to host Civil rights film festival

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: • Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” 7:30 p.m. March […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘42’ at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Feb. 28 The movie “42” will be shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28. The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands. The popular 2013 film tells the […]

Another Florida man gets away with murder

Another Florida man gets away with murder

As we approach the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder on Sanford, Fla., justice again has been shortchanged in the Sunshine State. Last Saturday, a hung jury could not decide whether Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old White computer programmer, was guilty of murdering Jordan Davis by fatally shooting him in the chest groin. According to court […]

The GOP accommodates evil

The GOP accommodates evil

Just when, six years in to the Obama presidency, I think I’m hardened to the deranged anti-Obama rants of conservatives and Republican Party officials, I’ve been reminded that the cesspool of bigotry is bottomless. And that there are always people out there willing to splash around in the filth. One example of this maxim occurred […]

Black History Month: Needed now more than ever

Black History Month: Needed now more than ever

“There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.” – Lonnie Bunch, founding director, National Museum of African American History and Culture Ever since the 2009 election of Barack Obama as America’s first Black president and the […]

Rebuilding wealth lost during Great Recession

Rebuilding wealth lost during Great Recession

February, Black History Month, is usually a time when communities and organizations honor the achievements of our forefathers. But this year, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and key allies chose February to convene a symposium that addressed communities of color and consumer financial services. Co-convening organizations with CRL were the Joint Center for Political […]