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DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

Local MLK Celebration chairman explains significance of tributes to civil rights icon BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes.” […]

Keeping the dream alive

Keeping the dream alive

Plenty of tributes planned for MLK weekend COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Numerous events are scheduled locally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon would have been 85 on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Area observances will include breakfast events, a banquet, marches and worship services. DAYTONA BEACH The Martin Luther […]

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson recognized students from Turie T. Small Elementary School last week for making the fall semester honor roll during a luncheon at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Students who made exceptional academic gains and demonstrated good citizenship also were recognized. About 90 […]

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its 116th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 19, and recognizing their new senior pastor, the Rev. Melvin Dawson. The church’s rich history includes a relationship with sister church Mt. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Daytona Beach. “Because many of the members […]

Planners pore over plans for new Bethune festival

Planners pore over plans for new Bethune festival

Key players lunched following a rollout of a presentation of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival, while enjoying the ambience at Las Palmas, a residence in Palm Coast for retirement living. The residence on occasion is utilized for marketing pursuits. The festival, scheduled for April 6-13 in Daytona Beach, will honor the […]

Black History art show coming to Scarlett-Golden center

Black History art show coming to Scarlett-Golden center

An opening reception for a Black History Month art show titled “50 years of African American Achievement, From Selma to the White House” will be held Jan. 17. The reception at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free event will include music, refreshments and spoken word. […]

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Civil rights icon received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 BY ZACHARY LESTER NNPA NEWS SERVICE When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third Black recipient and the second African-American, following […]

Change comes when change is demanded

Change comes when change is demanded

The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a war on poverty brought long overdue attention to his commitment. Today, with one in five children in America still raised in poverty, an accounting is vital as part of a renewed commitment. But largely absent from the debate around the war on poverty is any sense […]

Reach out to real Black leaders

Reach out to real Black leaders

Brother A. Peter Bailey wrote a very enlightening article, titled, “Black Leaders, Past and Present, Speak on the Need for Focusing on Economics.”  I called him after reading it, and we discussed something I continue to lament about Black people: Our failure to learn and follow through on the economic lessons of the past, especially […]