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1 child dead,  another 11 hurt in Orlando daycare crash

1 child dead, another 11 hurt in Orlando daycare crash

BY JEFF WEINER AND AMY PAVUK ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Officials said a dozen children were injured — and one girl has since died — after a hit-and-run SUV crashed into a car, which then collided with an Orlando daycare center on Wednesday. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children confirmed the death about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. (The name […]

Sorority’s fashion show to raise money for lupus sufferers

Sorority’s fashion show to raise money for lupus sufferers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The members of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc., will host a Purple Fight Lupus Benefit Fashion Show on April 12 at Bethune-Cookman University. Although anyone can develop lupus, this disease mainly afflicts women of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the […]

Flagler NAACP to host banquet on April 27

Flagler NAACP to host banquet on April 27

The Flagler County NAACP has asked indulgence in attending the 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, April 27, 6 p.m., at the Hammock Beach Resort. They boast of fine dining, dancing and music provided by Darnel Butler and Xpression. Among the roster includes guest speaker Marc Dwyer, Esq., a partner with the law firm Chiumento Selis […]

City of Palm Coast offers egg hunt events April 18, 19

City of Palm Coast offers egg hunt events April 18, 19

Families will have the opportunity to celebrate the Easter holiday with two fun and free activities – one geared toward children and one for teenagers – offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department. The Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, for students in grades 7-12, […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Head Start taking applications for 2014-15 school year Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that promotes the school readiness of children ages three to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Children […]

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again. First the news: In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy […]

African diplomats shun Black business owners

African diplomats shun Black business owners

Last week I attended a very nice reception hosted by two of my friends, Rosa Whitaker and Bernadette Paolo. Rosa is CEO and President of the Whitaker Group, a Washington, D.C.- based consultancy specializing in trade and investment in Africa. She previously served as the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa in the administrations […]

Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame

Opening day for Major League Baseball always puts a smile on my face. This is the day that many of us treat as the actual beginning of spring.  While snow can always appear, you know that warmer days are ahead. Yet, this is also a day when I think about a tragic injustice that is […]

The power of the Black Press

The power of the Black Press

Whenever there is a steady series of public questions being raised about the “power” of Black Americans, you should always first consider the motive and purpose of the questions. Such was the case recently when Richard Prince wrote a column, which was posted on The Root, titled: “Is The Black Press Still Powerful?”  Of course […]

Governor appoints two from area to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

Governor appoints two from area to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointments of David C. Colter and Dr. Kenneth J. Dougherty to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Colter, 53, of Palm Coast, is a retired pilot for American Airlines and served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1991. He succeeds Linda W. Reynolds and is appointed for […]