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Daytona Delta clean team ready to work

Daytona Delta clean team ready to work

Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took on the task of “Keeping The City Clean.’’ The sorority is responsible for picking up trash and keeping  clean LPGA Boulevard quarterly.  Pictured from left to right are LaShan Mallory, Sadie McConner, Cynthia Polk Johnson, Eleanor Jackson, Carolyn Martin and President […]

Briefs

Briefs

Tools and appliances sale scheduled Nov. 2 The Men of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Tools and Appliances Yard Sale & Fish Fry in the church yard from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The location is 317 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, call 386-255-7222. Sign […]

Terrible parenting linked to rise in suicides by children

Terrible parenting linked to rise in suicides by children

Hardly a week goes by when there is not a tragic story of a teenager committing suicide. Tragic as these deaths are, there is absolutely no causation between bullying and suicide. The media’s simplistic and sensational coverage of these teenage deaths are very problematic in this regard. Suicide is never, let me repeat, suicide is […]

Too much government dependency

Too much government dependency

Rather than gloat over the Republicans getting their clocks cleaned in the government shutdown fiasco, it’s worth Blacks taking time to note our dependency on government. In some form, more than half of Americans rely on the government – 165 million out of 308 million. Of these, 107 million Americans rely on welfare, 46 million […]

Wagner out to steal green grass, dollars

Wagner out to steal green grass, dollars

GREG GIMBERT GUEST COLUMNIST Last week, Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner wrote a guest editorial entitled “Volusia County has benefited off backs, dimes of Daytona’s Blacks.” –Greg Gimbert, a community activist, wrote a response to Wagner’s commentary. The truth about politicians is that there is only one color.  It is not Black or White, it’s […]

‘Entitlement programs’ serve elderly and poor

‘Entitlement programs’ serve elderly and poor

Republicans have made it clear that their next budget goal is to slash so-called entitlement programs. Democrats have failed to explain to the public that the misnamed programs are valuable and prevent millions of Americans, many of them elderly or children, from living in poverty. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) issued a […]

Ormond Beach museum to honor veterans

Ormond Beach museum to honor veterans

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is inviting the public to its annual Veterans Day Tribute on Monday, Nov. 11. The tribute will begin at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include music by the Bethune-Cookman University Tuba Euphonium Brass Ensemble under the direction of Matt Simmons, the presentation of colors by the AFROTC of Embry Riddle […]

Volusia artist’s work on display at Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Volusia artist’s work on display at Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

An exhibition by award-winning artist Margaret Schnebly Hodge is now on display at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The exhibition will be on display through Jan. 10, 2014. Hodge is a lifetime resident of Volusia County whose mother, Peggy Schnebly, worked for the city for 35 years. The […]

More Briefs

More Briefs

Foster parents forums scheduled this month The state is facing a critical shortage of foster parents. One area non-profit is trying to help them solve the problem. Open Hearts Family Services of Volusia and Flagler Counties is a program operated by the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona. The non-profit is actively recruiting foster […]

Fears to share stories about Blacks in Civil War

Fears to share stories about Blacks in Civil War

Historical re-enactor Mary Fears will share stories of Blacks who played little-known but important roles in the Civil War during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Port Orange Regional Library. The Ormond Beach resident will shed light on the contributions made by Mary Peake, who educated freed slaves; Robert Smalls, […]