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Campbell Middle festival to benefit after-school program

Campbell Middle festival to benefit after-school program

Campbell Middle School’s Night Alive after-school program has designated May 12 for its first Festival in the Field. The free festival will be a regional event for local schools, community residents, students and their families. It will take place from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Campbell Middle, 625 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach. The Festival […]

Triplett writes book on marriage

Triplett writes book on marriage

Bishop Derek Triplett signed copies of his new book, “What You Say When You Say I Do,’’ on May 4 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The event was sponsored by the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. Triplett said he wrote the book because he believes “in the benefits of marriage and that […]

Community News

Community News

Library to offer skimmers seminar Have you ever been scammed on the phone, swamped by sales calls, or had your card skimmed at a gas station? Learn what the state is doing to protect you at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona […]

Republicans win a tiny, petty victory

Republicans win a tiny, petty victory

After months of “repeal and replace” rhetoric, Congress has finally passed a pitiful little bill designed to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. To watch Republicans gather in the Rose Garden to ‘celebrate’ the narrow passage of their paltry bill, you would have thought that 45 was about to sign ground-breaking legislation. Instead, changes to the […]

Trump succeeds in trashing civil rights

Trump succeeds in trashing civil rights

The reviews of Donald Trump’s first 100 days have generally focused on his failures, flip-flops and follies. We’ve heard a lot about what he’s failed to achieve, but far too little about what he is intent on doing. Trump’s time in office so far has been a systematic and vicious assault on civil rights. The […]

‘The Purge’ is happening right now

‘The Purge’ is happening right now

Being possessed by an abstract, non-linear psychological construct has always led me to search for the truth which may rest in both the sublime and the ridiculous.  Experience has shown me that even in the most unlikely scenario, a kernel of truth or reality may exist or have room to grow. Such is the case […]

Life insurance one of the keys to Black wealth

Life insurance one of the keys to Black wealth

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE If Black lives matter, then Black wealth should certainly matter too. That’s the motto that Eugene Mitchell, a corporate vice president and market manager in the African-American Market Unit for the New York Life Insurance Company, often shares. Since 2011, Mitchell has been on a mission to create wealth—$50 […]

AKA president, lawmakers condemn racist act at D.C. university

AKA president, lawmakers condemn racist act at D.C. university

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African-American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free” on them) were found hanging in various places on the American University campus. Dumpson is a member of the historically Black […]

Dougherty begins rebuilding Halifax Academy football team

Dougherty begins rebuilding Halifax Academy football team

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Halifax Academy in Daytona Beach is another local football team with a new head coach. Shamus Dougherty, the longtime athletic director and boys basketball coach, takes over the team from Dahryll Brown. The Knights went 3-6 last season. Halifax has only been playing 11-man tackle football since 2014; they played […]

How to choose the right look for any occasion

How to choose the right look for any occasion

BY DELANEY GEORGE DATA NEWS WEEKLY/ NNPA NEWS SERVICE Fashion is not just the clothes, the hair, the shoes or the accessories. Fashion is every little element combined that makes “the look.” Makeup is one of those crucial elements that can make or break your desired look. While going natural is acceptable, a little makeup […]