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Gooding’s ready to share ‘Sweet Soul of the 70s’

Gooding’s ready to share ‘Sweet Soul of the 70s’

Lead vocal Cuba Gooding of The Main Ingredient scaled new heights recapturing “The Sweet Soul of the 70s,” and drawing excitement to the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Gooding, the proud father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., is a Harlem native reigning With The Main Ingredient since 1971, and gaining fame for the […]

Maya Angelou: A freedom fighter with a pen

Maya Angelou: A freedom fighter with a pen

Millions of people throughout the world continue to pause, to remember, to celebrate and to recommit to the living spirit and legacy of Maya Angelou.  She was one of the most transformative global leaders and visionaries of our time. Maya Angelou was a penetrating literary revolutionary and freedom-fighting poet that used her pen to advance […]

The delusion of U.S. economic progress

The delusion of U.S. economic progress

Imagine the U.S. dollar being worthless. Picture millionaires and billionaires becoming “thousand-aires” overnight. Think about the possibility of 200 million U.S. citizens being unable to eat unless the government provides food for them. Fathom a day when you check out your 401-k or your bank account and find nothing there. What would happen to Social […]

Remembering Maya Angelou

Remembering Maya Angelou

Many people will remember Maya Angelou for her phenomenal career.  She was a true renaissance woman – an author, teacher, dancer, performer, radio personality and a producer. I will remember her a sister friend, a wise “auntie” who didn’t mind pulling your coat. She was a generous spirit who made time for virtually any who […]

We need to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper

We need to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper

LUKE CHARLES HARRIS SPECIAL TO THE NNPA I’ve been told I should be the first among many to celebrate President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. After all, I came from a “broken family.” In fact, I am a Black man who was functionally fatherless twice over, and earlier in my life I wrapped my vision […]

Wendell Scott finally gets his due –  induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott finally gets his due – induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Wendell Scott is in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Let that percolate for a while. A Black man once dismissed as an interloper when he raced in the 1960s and early ’70s is now among the NASCAR legends, alongside Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and the rest of the bunch. It […]

Rainbow Tennis League hosts annual event in Daytona Beach

Rainbow Tennis League hosts annual event in Daytona Beach

BY KIM GIBSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rainbow Tennis League held its 23rd Annual Tennis Tournament last month at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Tournament Director Jack Spencer and Coordinator Pam Gibson were pleased with the turnout of the May 24-25 event, which attracted players from Miami and all parts of South Carolina and […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia’s Community Assistance Division plans public meetings Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will hold three publi meetings to provide information about the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The meetings are: • 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach • […]

Low suicide rate in Volusia among Blacks and women

Low suicide rate in Volusia among Blacks and women

Health department releases new data BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has released a data brief about suicides in Volusia County. The report shows that Whites accounted for 95 percent (115) of the county’s 121 suicides in 2012. Males were 73 percent of the suicide deaths in […]

A birthday splash

A birthday splash

Kimia Gibson was showered with affection during a celebration of her 6th birthday at the Ormond Beach Splash Park on Memorial Day. Kimia, the granddaughter Daytona Times photojournalist Kim Gibson, enjoyed a day at the water park with friends and family. Her birthday was on May 21. (PHOTOS BY KIM GIBSON/DAYTONA TIMES)