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Technology and the Civil Rights Movement

Technology and the Civil Rights Movement

Rainbow PUSH Coalition explores the digital divide BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted […]

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Daytona Beach forum explores the future of Black men in US BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Black lives matter. That’s the message conveyed at a forum recently held at Hope Fellowship Church titled  “The Future of Black Men in America.” The Nov. 26 forum was held following the Nov. 25 announcement that an indictment […]

PRAYER VIGIL AT GREATER FRIENDSHIP

PRAYER VIGIL AT GREATER FRIENDSHIP

Local prayers for Ferguson About 60 people joined together at a prayer vigil held the evening of Nov. 25 in the wake of the announcement surrounding the events in Ferguson, Mo. The vigil was held at Greater Friendship Baptist Church where the Rev. L. Donald Durham, said a prayer for the family of Michael Brown […]

Midtown prepares for annual holiday event

Midtown prepares for annual holiday event

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s that time of year again. Time to “Light up Midtown.” The planning stages of the third annual Light up Midtown event are well underway for this Christmas season boasting special holiday themed activities in the Midtown Redevelopment Area of the City of Daytona Beach. “We are excited about […]

Justices ponder stand your ground law in traffic confrontation

Justices ponder stand your ground law in traffic confrontation

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The case started during the holidays in 2011 as an Indiana family drove on a highway in Osceola County. But nearly three years later, that drive – the kind taken by countless visitors to the Orlando area – led Tuesday to the Florida Supreme Court […]

EVENTS

EVENTS

Dance of the Century A “Dance of the Century,” will be held Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Dickerson Center, 308 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The dance will feature the Love Band of Orlando with oldies but goodies from the 1960s through 1970s at this adults-only affair. There will be comedy, […]

Neighbors get into holiday spirit

Neighbors get into holiday spirit

A Christmas party was held Monday for the Westside Neighborhood Watch program. Held at Living Faith World Ministries in Daytona Beach, it was hosted by Commissioner Patrick Henry and attended by residents in his Zone 5 district as well as other guests. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Flagler NAACP’s protest filled with prayers for Ferguson

Flagler NAACP’s protest filled with prayers for Ferguson

There’s a disconnect to the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo, of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Specific issues broached a peaceful protest by the Flagler County NAACP in the August killing of the Black teen. Protests erupted across the country, much like this recent […]

Many more to reach in HIV battle

Many more to reach in HIV battle

Blacks still trail Whites and Latinos in getting treated BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Blacks who have been diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continue to lag behind Whites and Latinos when it comes to getting linked to care, increasing the chances that they could spread the disease to others. Just […]

Justified rage in Ferguson

Justified rage in Ferguson

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST At this moment I don’t need my president to tell me to respect the decision of a tainted grand jury. And the call for calm from civil rights leaders, politicians and suspect clergy fall upon deaf ears. This isn’t about calm or order. It’s about justice. I am not trying to […]