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Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

  Recognized during the Juneteenth Banquet were 28 Hometown Heroes. Circuit Judge Hubert Grimes, who co-hosted the event with Donna Tucker, is shown above with former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Steven Miller, who also was one of the first to introduce Daytonans to celebrating Juneteenth. A festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

Daytona father shares his perspective on raising son alone

Daytona father shares his perspective on raising son alone

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There are plenty of dads out there, but not everyone is a father. I have been a single father for the past seven years. My son, Andreas Butler Jr., is 8 years old, and I have had legal custody of him for some time now due to certain circumstances at […]

Master’s Domain to put ‘Desperate Women’ on stage

Master’s Domain to put ‘Desperate Women’ on stage

Church celebration will include dinner, play on June 23 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ will be the site of “Desperate Women of the Bible,” a theatrical presentation along with dinner served by members of the church on June 23. Master’s Domain is celebrating two years at its current […]

Summer Food Service Program under way

Summer Food Service Program under way

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children at 66 sites from June 11 through Aug. 10. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not […]

Obama is not the first ‘Black president’

Obama is not the first ‘Black president’

Professor Fredrick Harris has written in his op ed, “Still Waiting for Our First Black President’’ that “Obama has pursued a racially defused electoral and governing strategy, keeping issues of specific interest to African Americans — off the national agenda.” Michael Nutter the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia replied to Harris in the Huffington […]

A different view of potholes

A different view of potholes

Each day it grows.  I drive around it and think how much it brings to mind what the great valleys of earth must have looked like in the beginning…at least in miniature. The cracks in the road were not particularly noticeable in the beginning, but then the cracks started to widen.  When it would rain, […]

Save Black Men – get your PSA screening

Save Black Men – get your PSA screening

“With the prevalence of prostate cancer disproportionately affecting our men, we must be vigilant to ensure aggressive testing continues for this most vulnerable population.” – Dr. Cedric M. Bright, president of the National Medical Association The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that healthy men should no longer take a routine PSA blood […]

Sugary soft drinks are hard on our health

Sugary soft drinks are hard on our health

There is nothing soft about sugary soft drinks! Yet, with summer coming, many of us will, no doubt, consume more soft drinks than usual to stay cool during the heat. That’s not always the wisest decision. New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has warned us about the negative impact of sugary soft drinks on our health […]

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage to perform in New Smyrna

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage to perform in New Smyrna

A performance to include a combination of jazz and blues standards and original compositions by New Orleans native Sybil Gage will be held at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library on June 22 at 7 p.m. The New Smyrna library is located at 1001 South Dixie Freeway. The award-winning singer/songwriter has been compared to Eartha […]

Church school convention to give away backpacks to homeless

Church school convention to give away backpacks to homeless

Allen Chapel AME Church will host the 2012 Daytona Beach Church School and Christian Education Convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church is at 580 George W. Engram Blvd. The convention will include 26 churches located in Brevard, Marion and Volusia counties. It starts June 21 and ends June 23. In addition to […]