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Thoughts of what could be

Thoughts of what could be

Although I am eager to direct this column’s focus on a topic other than the Trump administration, I am literally locked into responding to the never-ending confusion and drama which emanate from Trump World. The reason: Under Trump, all ‘ordinary’ citizens, especially women, occupy a tenuous and contentious place in society.  Without vigilance and resistance, […]

Bill to celebrate 400 years of Black history passes U.S. House

Bill to celebrate 400 years of Black history passes U.S. House

BY LAUREN VICTORIAL BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African-American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the […]

Obama center expected to revitalize Chicago’s South Side

Obama center expected to revitalize Chicago’s South Side

TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama showed off a model of the Obama Presidential Center last week, which will honor the nation’s first African-American president as well as help to revitalize neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side where the center will call home. The $500 million, 200,000 square-foot center […]

Daytona hopes T-ball reboots local youth baseball program

Daytona hopes T-ball reboots local youth baseball program

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in about three years, kids are playing T-ball in Daytona Beach. The City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services has started a T-ball program. Opening Day took place on May 9 at Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex at 849 Derbyshire Road. “The reception in the community has […]

Ricky Williams now spokesperson for cannibis use

Ricky Williams now spokesperson for cannibis use

BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS Ricky Williams, the former Miami Dolphins running back whose career and reputation were tarnished by marijuana use, is now a national spokesman for cannabis use. After spending years as the punchline for pothead jokes, Williams will be a keynote speaker at the Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo, June 9-11 at […]

Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


The Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive room 516C, Daytona Beach. Dr. Diana Lee, Partnership chair, will discuss how employers can save money by legally only hiring non-smokers, worksite changes to help employees stop using tobacco and […]

Local National Council of Negro Women hosts Pretty Hat Tea

Local National Council of Negro Women hosts Pretty Hat Tea

The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. recently hosted its annual “Pretty Hat Tea.’’ The event is an opportunity for the group to bring women together to learn more about various health issues in a social environment. Area physician Dr. Delicia Haynes was the guest speaker at the tea held […]

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

Boos, jeers greet commencement speaker DeVos BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Lexis Melo was one of about 300 students who graduated from Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to the commencement ceremony, she summed up the thoughts of many of her fellow graduates. Just before entering the Ocean Center for B-CU’s noon commencement ceremony, Melo […]

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will place two historical markers at Mary McLeod Bethune Park in New Smyrna Beach during a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 19. The park is located 6655 South Atlantic Ave. The County Council will unveil two historical panels that tell the story of Bethune […]

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shyriaka “Shy’’ Morris is an artist, entrepreneur and community activist. The 41-year-old divorced mother of four has a degree in early childhood education and has made a living selling paintings and sculptures and teaching art. “I’ve seen many single women in my family and others outside my family succeed. I […]