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Wildcat Fever: University celebrating 110 years during Homecoming week

Wildcat Fever: University celebrating 110 years during Homecoming week

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bethune-Cookman University family is gearing up for an action-packed Homecoming week, which takes place Oct. 5-12. This year’s theme is “110 Degrees of Wildcat Fever: Celebrating 110 years of Greatness and the Legacy Continues.” Activities begin on Sunday with a community service project titled ‘Homeless for a Night’ in which students […]

New study underscores power of the Black press

New study underscores power of the Black press

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE The most effective way for companies to connect with African-Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen. This year’s edition, titled, “Powerful. Growing. Influential: The African-American Consumer 2014 Report,” marks the start of a partnership between Nielsen and […]

Johnson, Freeman to speak at Palm Coast expo

Johnson, Freeman to speak at Palm Coast expo

Salamander Hotels and Resorts CEO Sheila Johnson and Orlando Magic Executive Vice President Charles Freeman will be the keynote speakers at the fourth annual Palm Coast BAC Business Expo on Friday, Nov. 7. “Be In It to Win It” is the theme for the 2014 BAC Business Expo, set for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

Jazz singer to perform at Ormond library

Jazz singer to perform at Ormond library

Jazz and blues with singer Sybil Gage is scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Gage’s performance will include jazz and blues standards and original compositions in the New Orleans tradition. Florida Today magazine has called her “the undisputed queen of local jazz.” […]

Flagler AAUW to host candidate forum

Flagler AAUW to host candidate forum

The Flagler County Branch of the American Association of University Women will present a candidate forum at 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Cypress Knoll Golf Club, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast. Learn about the candidates running for office in the November election. A representative from the League of Women Voters also will talk about the […]

Evening of rap at Ocean Center

Evening of rap at Ocean Center

As part of Bethune-Cookman University’s Homecoming Week, rap artist Young Jeezy will perform during the step show on Thursday at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. The 6 p.m. show is $25 for students and $35 for non-students.

‘Quiet, Justice, Love’ will focus on Black power salute at the Olympics

‘Quiet, Justice, Love’ will focus on Black power salute at the Olympics

On Oct. 14, Stetson University’s Social Justice Lecture Series will feature a lecture by guest speaker Kevin Quashie, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Smith College, a women’s college in Massachusetts. His topic is “Quiet, Justice, Love.” The free lecture, which is open to the public, will be held at 7:30 […]

Business, professional women to meet Oct. 14

Business, professional women to meet Oct. 14

The Halifax Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW/Halifax) will host its monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Vince Carter’s Restaurant at 2150 LPGA Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Following networking from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Joyce Case, program director of the Health Planning Council of NorthEast Florida, will present a program titled, “Taking the […]

Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

Dr. Diana Lee will discuss the challenges a patient faces while preventing or managing type II diabetes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Lee is director of the Odessa Chambliss Chamber for Health Equity at Bethune-Cookman University. Type II diabetes […]

Power-broke Black leaders

Power-broke Black leaders

Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.” I often wonder what Black people do not understand about that statement. We love to quote it, but when it comes to putting it into practice, we fall far short of the spirit of Douglass’ words. Maybe Douglass should have […]