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Blacks still devastated by HIV/AIDS

Blacks still devastated by HIV/AIDS

As we prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, this is a good time to look at how the epidemic continues to devastate our community. A fact sheet by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation noted, “Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that disparity has […]

Friends desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

Friends desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional. I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and […]

FOUR IN A ROW

FOUR IN A ROW

B-CU ekes out Florida Classic win against FAMU; shares MEAC title with four other teams Bethune-Cookman pulled off another win on Saturday to beat Florida A&M 18-17 in overtime in the Florida Blue Florida Classic. The Wildcats (9-3, 6-2 MEAC) will share the title, their fourth in five years, with North Carolina Central, North Carolina […]

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

Critical section of Orange Avenue reopened; overtime speeds up work on reconstruction project BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After bringing their pleas for help before the Daytona Beach City Commission, businesses along Orange Avenue can heave a sigh of relief as traffic leading to several shopping plazas has been restored. A critical commercial section […]

History is made

History is made

Davis becomes first Black female commissioner in DeLand BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, was sworn in as the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat on Nov. 18. She was elected in a landslide victory during the Aug. 26 primaries, beating opponent […]

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES While November is usually remembered with turkey and pies as the kickoff to the holiday season, it also is National Hospice Awareness Month. Halifax Health-Hospice, which has been in Volusia and Flagler counties for 30 years, recently hired Dr. Ronald L. Durham in an effort to reach out to […]

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

The annual Golden Harvest Celebration was held at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Nov. 16. “Celebrating the G.O.L.D. “Grateful-Outstanding-Loving-Disciples,” was the focus of the service or as Sandra Strapp expressed, “Celebrating our senior saints who are now golden.” Narcissus Brown, 95; John H. Gainey, 92; Joshua Edwards, 83;  Argie M. Brown, […]

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

BY REBECCA RIVAS NNPA NEWS SERVICE About 150 protestors shut down an intersection in remembrance of the 100 days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. Two separate groups gathered at the Delmar and Skinker Metrolink stops at about 11:15 a.m. and then marched down the sidewalks on […]

Mt. Calvary men honor church’s creator of programs

Mt. Calvary men honor church’s creator of programs

With an attitude of gratitude, the Men’s Fellowship Ministry “gave thanks in all circumstances (I Thessalonians 5:18)” and rewarded the labor of Anne Phillips. The inner attitude of giving God thanks was recognized at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Edwin Coffie. A dozen roses was presented to Phillips, having […]

Commission is ready to serve

Commission is ready to serve

The new Daytona Beach City Commission was sworn in on Nov. 12. Seated left to right are Commissioner Patrick Henry, who was re-elected on Nov. 4; Mayor Derrick Henry; and Commissioner Robert A. Gilliland. Standing from left to right are City Manager Jim Chisholm; Commissioner Pam Woods; Commissioner Ruth Trager, who was elected Nov. 4: […]