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‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

Negro spirituals to take center stage at civic center FROM STAFF REPORTS A handmade quilt of reproductive fabric from the Civil War era will form the backdrop for a program to be presented at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University on Dec. 7. “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” written and directed by […]

Local Democrats elect new leaders

Local Democrats elect new leaders

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The top two spots of the Volusia County Democratic Party have seen a shake-up since February’s election of Vonzelle Johnson as chair and Emma Brinkley as vice chair. Both officers resigned in recent months and have been replaced by Leslie Pierce as the new chair and Jean Jenner as the […]

Nurse: Don’t ignore the signs of heart disease

Nurse: Don’t ignore the signs of heart disease

BY GRACIE BONDS STAPLES/ MCT THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ATLANTA — Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year. Not only was Karen Wright privy to those numbers, she could very easily put a face on a great many of […]

United Citizens in Action show support for Obamacare

United Citizens in Action show support for Obamacare

Loyce Nottage Allen, Florida Friends for Obama founder, related that the association’s recent rally enjoyed success. Allen conveyed that it was an awesome day in which the Lord blessed. It started to rain at 4 p.m. when they were packing to leave. They had participation from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Everyone was excited and […]

Palm Coast preparing for Dec. 14 parade

Palm Coast preparing for Dec. 14 parade

Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. (off State Road 100/Bulldog Boulevard behind Flagler Palm Coast High School). Admission is free. The day kicks off at 2 p.m. with live […]

Midtown health fair, tree-lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 7

Midtown health fair, tree-lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 7

A parade and health fair will both take place on Dec. 7 in Midtown Daytona Beach. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. behind the Daytona Mall. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and several community partners are offering the health fair at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The fair will […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Helping Citizens Be Aware’ is topic of free Palm Coast event Mark Rutledge of the Crime Prevention Task Force of Florida will give a presentation titled “Helping Citizens Be Aware” during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Topics […]

‘Prisonpreneur’:  From cells to sales

‘Prisonpreneur’: From cells to sales

(This article is dedicated to the folks in jails and prisons. Please share it with them.) According to the 13th Amendment, slavery in this country has not been fully abolished; there is an exception that says if one is duly convicted of a crime he or she can be enslaved.  If you have been enslaved […]

Prevent hunger in our land of plenty

Prevent hunger in our land of plenty

While many American families gathered around the Thanksgiving table last week, some of us combined this year’s traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts; a too quiet group was left out of the national celebration. The nearly 49 million Americans, including nearly 16 million children, living in food insecure households struggled to afford the food they need. […]

Thanksgiving and other myths

Thanksgiving and other myths

Theoretically, Thanksgiving celebrates the breaking of bread between Native Americans and Pilgrims, who might have starved were it not for the generosity of those who first occupied this country. Pilgrims and their descendants developed the myth of the shared Thanksgiving. The myth leaves out the unprovoked massacre of tens of thousands on Native Americans because […]