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Daytona State to offer financial aid application help

Daytona State to offer financial aid application help

Returning and first-time-in-college students will find a clear path to applying for federal tuition assistance during a free statewide event, hosted locally by Daytona State College, designed to help anyone planning to pursue higher education. College Goal (Saturday) Sunday or CGS!Florida, part of the national CGS project, takes place locally on Saturday, Feb. 28, from […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

B-CU to host Black men and boys ‘Day of Dialogue’ Bethune-Cookman University will host the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys “Day of Dialogue” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 4. The event will be held in the President’s Banquet Room of the Center for Civic Engagement. The […]

An evening of jazz helps raise funds for charter school in Flagler County

An evening of jazz helps raise funds for charter school in Flagler County

A recipe for making up a good charter school exemplifies a recent third annual fund-raising dinner for Palm Harbor Academy, with jazz chanteuse Linda Cole performing, and attended by diverse, affluent individuals whose achievements have made them the subject of widespread interest. The evening was made possible by the generous donations of Mr. and Mrs. […]

Volusia increases daily beach vehicle access fee to $10

Volusia increases daily beach vehicle access fee to $10

The Volusia County Council has approved ordinance changes that increase vehicular beach fees for the first time in 20 years. The fees will become effective Feb. 1. The new fees are $10 for a daily pass, $25 for a county resident annual pass and $100 for a nonresident annual pass. A daily pass will allow […]

American Quilter’s Society to convene in Daytona

American Quilter’s Society to convene in Daytona

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is bringing its AQS QuiltWeek event to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach Feb. 24-27, 2016. The events also are booked at the county-run convention center for 2017 and 2018. Each event is expected to draw 15,000 attendees. “We’ve been reaching out to the […]

Community News

Community News

Stetson Jazz Ensemble to perform at library on Valentine’s Day Stetson University’s Jazz Ensemble will trace the history of jazz during a free performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The program will include a narrative description of why this musical genre, […]

Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President Obama. But like Stevie Wonder, I couldn’t see the America the president was describing in his speech. Listening to Obama, you would have thought that America, especially Blacks, had full […]

50 years of Black progress

50 years of Black progress

Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose, it is equally important to answer. And the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, 1965 to 2015 has been a remarkable period in the history of Black America. But make […]

Terror in the name of religion

Terror in the name of religion

It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It is also a false notion, and one which we must dispel immediately. Let’s start with the obvious facts. Islam has somewhere around 1.2 billion followers on planet Earth. All one […]

Selma: White savior not required

Selma: White savior not required

WALTER FIELDS NNPA Columnist The fierce and aligned, if not coordinated, campaign to smear the motion picture “Selma” by suggesting it inaccurately portrays the role of President Lyndon Johnson in the fight for Blacks’ civil rights is par for the course. Critics of the movie that focuses on the campaign for voting rights in Selma, […]