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Libraries to host suicide awareness sessions Social workers Jessica Buccolo and Jenifer Flores will explain how people can help prevent suicides by recognizing the behavioral changes that often precede suicide attempts. They’ll share their observations during free presentations at: • 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 […]

New Baptist Convention president to push for renaissance in Black community

New Baptist Convention president to push for renaissance in Black community

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE If Dr. Jerry Young, the new president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., has his way, things will change in the Black community from the leadership down to the grassroots. Young dreams of a day when Black leaders across the nation will set aside any competition […]

Events

Events

Revival starts Sept. 22 at Daytona Deliverance Daytona Deliverance Church of God is hosting its Fresh Fire Revival 2014 on Monday, Sept. 22 through Sept. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest revivalist will be Bishop Talbert W. Swan, II of Springfield, Mass. Swan, a renowned speaker and community activist, is the pastor of […]

Bluster is not a strategy

Bluster is not a strategy

Bluster is on the loose. With ISIS, an al-Qaida offshoot, proclaiming a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, Russia facing off with Ukraine, Libya descending into a civil chaos, the Taliban striking in Afghanistan, pundits and politicians are raising a drumbeat of demands for muscular action, condemning President Obama for his caution and supposed […]

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they had not committed, the court […]

Education: The new commodity

Education: The new commodity

The United Negro College fund has the slogan, ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste.’ Without question, that statement rang true when it was initiated and still holds true to this very day. The need for quality education is crucial in today’s world of global competition. The days of simply going to high school […]

Part II: Lessons of Ferguson: Criminal justice system on trial in America

Part II: Lessons of Ferguson: Criminal justice system on trial in America

The funeral is over. The protests have died down. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Missouri are beginning to turn. Last week a St. Louis County grand jury convened to consider whether to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown. As I […]

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

The Halifax Health – Center for Urology’s free men’s prostate health event is Friday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Health Medical Center, Professional Building, 311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 360, Daytona Beach. This free, community education program will include prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, which can help […]

How to help children cope with traumatic events

How to help children cope with traumatic events

Events like those in Ferguson can cause anxiety, fear, stress BY SANDRA JORDAN MCT Whether you saw it first-hand on the streets, on smart phones or on your television at home, the graphic and disturbing images of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the ensuing demonstrations and violent aggression toward protests by night, […]

Wildcats to tangle with Grambling Tigers Saturday

Wildcats to tangle with Grambling Tigers Saturday

Bethune-Cookman’s football team faces the Grambling State University Tigers at Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium on Sept. 13 in a 4 p.m. game. The Wildcats won their first game of the season on Aug. 30 when they defeated the Florida International University Golden Panthers 14-12. For more on the Wildcats’ roster and schedule, visit […]