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DeLand center hosts fitness day

DeLand center hosts fitness day

The Greater Union Life Center Healthy West Volusia Initiative held a Community Fitness Day at the Chisholm Community Center in DeLand on May 11. The event was sponsored by DeLand Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson; the DeLand Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Relentless Efforts; and the Chisholm Community Center. The fitness day was held […]

Girls developing full potential through involvement in Flagler County troop

Girls developing full potential through involvement in Flagler County troop

Troop 952 of Flagler County wanted in on the action of building character and taking part as a troop in the Girl Scouts of the USA and Overseas. Through a vista of the century-old organization having access to ‘’community service and the open air,’’ the troop carried on a car wash. Cars were waved to […]

Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or hero?

Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or hero?

When some of us saw the first video of Charles Ramsey, the colorful Black dishwasher in Cleveland who is being celebrated as a hero for rescuing three White women captives from horrid conditions in a Cleveland house, we had a flashback to Antoine Dodson, who became a flamboyant Internet sensation after saving his sister from […]

Black revolutionary Assata Shakur no terrorist

Black revolutionary Assata Shakur no terrorist

When the FBI announced that they were placing fugitive Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard) on the list of most wanted terrorists and that they were offering an additional $1 million for her capture, it caught most of the world by complete surprise. Assata has been living quietly in exile in Cuba where she was given political […]

Mel Watt is ideal choice to lead FHFA

Mel Watt is ideal choice to lead FHFA

President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the significance of an African-American potentially leading a key financial office. Voice of reason When our nation […]

Our era of political extremism

Our era of political extremism

Last year, James Porter, the recently-elected president of the National Rifle Association, declared that President Obama was a “fake president …[whose] entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” Earlier this month, Adam Kokesh, a failed Republican candidate for Congress from Arizona and Internet talk show host, declared he would lead a July 4 march in […]

Area high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Area high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies will be held for area high schools beginning May 30 and ending June 2.  Admission will be $3 per person.  Parking will be $5 for ceremonies held at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Tickets will be presold at each of the high schools.  Below is a list of the district’s graduation ceremonies and […]

Daytona State College graduates 4,200

Daytona State College graduates 4,200

Daytona State College held its graduation ceremonies on Monday. A total 4,200 graduates were celebrated, ranging from bachelor’s to associate degrees as certificates as well as adult education graduations in a separate ceremony. Dental assisting graduates gathered in groups, bonded strongly from their program experience. (COURTESY OF DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE)

682 receive degrees from Stetson University

682 receive degrees from Stetson University

Stetson University conferred bachelor’s and master’s degrees to 682 graduates on May 11, during two commencement ceremonies at the Edmunds Center, 143 E. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand. Stetson also presented several awards during the commencements to outstanding students and exemplary faculty. Harry Price, left, is shown with Terry Farrell and Beth Paul. Price, associate professor of […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘March Against the Madness’ takes place Saturday Restoring Hope and the City of Daytona Beach will present: “March Against the Madness,” a movement to rally around issues that threaten the city. This year’s march and rally will spotlight the rampant, yet sensitive issues of gun violence, gang violence and domestic abuse. On May 18, members […]