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PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY TAMARA PATRICK Dr. Edison Jackson, who has served as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president since last May, was named the university’s sixth president last week by B-CU’s Board of Trustees. His tenure began immediately and will conclude on July 1, 2016. The Daytona Times asked B-CU students: What are your thoughts on Dr. Jackson […]

Tuskegee Airmen, exhibit coming back to Volusia

Tuskegee Airmen, exhibit coming back to Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Tuskegee Airmen are set to return to Daytona Beach next month. The legendary Black pilot war heroes will be on hand for the ‘The Rise Above Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Traveling Exhibit,’’ which tells their story. The exhibit will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 3-4 […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Easter Seals to hold free developmental screening event Easter Seals is offering a free developmental screening event on April 20 with appointments available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with a qualified Ages & Stages Questionnaire evaluator to help assess your child’s individual progress toward typical milestones. The results will help you see […]

EASTER EVENTS

EASTER EVENTS

Resurrection service at News-Journal Center Hope Fellowship Church invites the public to Resurrection Sunday service at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., on March 31 at 10 a.m. Bishop Derek Triplett will deliver the sermon. More information: 386-226-1122. Musical at Harbor Baptist An Easter musical celebration, entitled “It Is Finished,” tells the meaning and […]

Cultural society honors members at luncheon

Cultural society honors members at luncheon

Richard Barnes, former Board of Directors chairman, greeted the crowd at an annual 2013 Awards Luncheon presented by the African American Cultural Society (AACS). He capably touted the honorees’ involvement. Elegant, impeccable table settings were visible and indicators of the talented members in the organization. Edward Tucker Caterers had returned with Donald Bryant for his […]

Volusia-Flagler family YMCA wins grant

Volusia-Flagler family YMCA wins grant

The state Department of Health Injury Prevention Program awarded a grant to the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, which will give older adults the opportunity to participate in a program proven to substantially prevent their risk of falling. The grant will allow for a limited number of full scholarships in tai chi: Moving for Better Balance, […]

White media masquerading as Black

White media masquerading as Black

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, released his long awaited report last week called the Growth and Opportunity Project. It is basically a post mortem of last November’s election results and lessons learned. The report stated the obvious: The Republican Party had problems with key demographic groups such as Blacks and Hispanics. To […]

Black leaders fail to hold Obama accountable

Black leaders fail to hold Obama accountable

How many African-Americans know that the president of the United States (POTUS) recently met with their leaders? How many among the African-American population know what the meeting agenda entailed, who was there, and what was accomplished at, or subsequent to it, regarding our plight and problems? Late Black History Month 2013, the POTUS had Blacks […]

Banks continue to peddle payday loans to Blacks disproportionately

Banks continue to peddle payday loans to Blacks disproportionately

In today’s challenging financial times, the cost of living finds many consumers with an ongoing financial challenge to hold on until their next payday arrives. In its latest report on bank payday lending, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) found that although participating banks claim that their payday loan products are only for short-term emergencies […]

Race, Venezuela and legacy of Hugo Chavez

Race, Venezuela and legacy of Hugo Chavez

In January 2004, as the president of TransAfrica Forum, I had the honor of leading the first African-American delegation to meet with the leaders of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. It was important for us to conduct this visit in order to better understand what was transpiring but also to get a better sense of race, the […]