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Spring Daytona Turkey Run was place to marvel, reminisce

Spring Daytona Turkey Run was place to marvel, reminisce

FROM STAFF REPORTS Car lovers and hot rod fans who attended the Spring Daytona Turkey Run were in heaven last weekend. The spring show was held March 28-30 at the Daytona International Speedway. The event included hundreds of classic and unusual automobiles and drew thousands of spectators. The car show was sponsored by the Daytona […]

Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites

Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON   – Even before they typically learn to read, Black preschoolers – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: They are three times more likely to be suspended from school than their White classmates,  according to a recent study by the civil rights […]

Prayer breakfast sets tone for Women’s Day

Prayer breakfast sets tone for Women’s Day

Adding to a theme, the Rev. Mattie Riley Hayes gave meaning to certain Scriptures that kicked off a prayer breakfast as a first of three events for Women’s Day. At the focus of the events is a Women’s Day White Elephant Sale, Spa Day, and the actual Women’s Day event of Sept. 7, followed by […]

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Her performance will include pre-war blues, vaudeville, traditional jazz and original compositions. Born and raised in New Orleans, Gage had front-row schooling in jazz and blues. She has released two […]

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 12 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Children must be entering first through sixth grade. […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Huger golf tournament set for April 19 The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will present its third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament April 19 with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Huger is a longtime member of the fraternity. The tournament will be held at the Daytona Beach Golf […]

CDC locks out Black providers

CDC locks out Black providers

PHILL WILSON NNPA COLUMNIST On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity building to health departments, AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) implementing high-impact prevention and improving outcomes in the care continuum for people […]

Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?’

Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?’

RON DANIELS NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Friday, April 4, marks the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs’ assassination on a balcony in Memphis. Black America and people of goodwill in the nation and the world were stricken by grief, frustration and anger at the murder of this great man of justice and peace. Indeed, […]

Russia is not the only aggressor

Russia is not the only aggressor

I have found myself getting a bit nervous as I hear various U.S. politicians rattling their swords in response to the Russian aggression in the Crimea. Before we lose our minds in this crisis let’s consider a few things. First, there was a revolution in the Ukraine that, no matter how justifiable, put into office […]

An attention span beyond flight 370

An attention span beyond flight 370

If you missed the news about the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean, you must have been buried in sand. For three weeks, we have been bombarded with theories – was it terrorism? Pilot error? Something else? Now the story has evolved. Were pieces of the plane found? Is everyone dead? How […]