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Free school clothes for 50 kids

Free school clothes for 50 kids

Dickerson library group uses funds from event for new uniforms for local students BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While many organizations have given away backpacks and school supplies, one community group decided to help local kids with their back-to-school needs by giving away new clothes. The Friends of the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library gave […]

Halifax Health honors registered nurses

Halifax Health honors registered nurses

Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Jackie Rivers and Kathy Chorjel – as winners of the community health system’s DAISY Award, which recognizes exemplary nurses. Rivers is a registered nurse and Daytona Beach native who was born at Halifax Health Medical Center. She began working for Halifax Health in 1987 as a unit […]

Historical Society to host conversation with pioneers

Historical Society to host conversation with pioneers

The West Volusia Historical Society’s Parlor Conversation focusing on area pioneers will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at the DeLand House front parlor, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. The free event is a conversation with Frederick Allen and Calista Norton, portrayed by Stanton O’Neal and Deborah McShane. The summer conversations, titled “Saturday Morning […]

Remembering Hobson Bethune

Remembering Hobson Bethune

Retired U.S. Marine Hobson Bethune was memorialized on Aug. 5 at a service at the Gertrude Heyn Chapel at Bethune-Cookman University. A wake was held on Aug. 4 at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Bethune, 61, died on July 24 from injuries sustained in an accident on July 14. Bethune was a grandchild of […]

Daytona Dream Center hosts back-to-school cookout

Daytona Dream Center hosts back-to-school cookout

The Daytona Dream Center, an outreach ministry of Ormond Beach’s Calvary Christian Center, held a back-to-school cookout on Aug. 5 for homeless families with children at Family Renew Community in Holly Hill. The event included face painting, games, dancing, free haircuts, backpacks and school supplies for all students residing in Family Renew’s apartments for homeless […]

Community News

Community News

Sharpton to speak Aug. 19 at Democratic Black Caucus’ fundraiser There’s still time to get tickets for the Volusia County Democratic Black Caucus’ kickoff fundraiser. The caucus will host a Black and Blue Affair Gala on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A VIP reception will […]

Trump’s delusions on police brutality are dangerous

Trump’s delusions on police brutality are dangerous

Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things and prove that he’s not just another politician. But now he is president. His words have impact, and his posturing can be dangerous. Last month, he essentially endorsed police brutality before a gathering of police officers in […]

Affirmative action for wealthy immigrants is hypocritical

Affirmative action for wealthy immigrants is hypocritical

In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th president indicated his support for legislation that would drastically change our nation’s immigration policy. According to legislation sponsored by Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, applicants for legal immigration […]

Ferguson Center is a tribute to a movement

Ferguson Center is a tribute to a movement

“Ferguson was used by some of America’s enemies and critics to deflect attention from their shortcomings overseas; to undermine our efforts to promote justice around the world … But America is special not because we’re perfect; America is special because we work to address our problems, to make our union more perfect. We fight for […]

Simmons inspires youth with ‘Keep the Peace’ program

Simmons inspires youth with ‘Keep the Peace’ program

BY SHAQUILLE WOODS LOS ANGELES SENTINEL/NNPA Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons recently hosted an event for RushCard’s “Keep The Peace” initiative at the University of Southern California; over 75 young people from southern Los Angeles filled the room. Simmons, who co-founded the prepaid debit card company RushCard, provides grants annually to organizations that promote peace and […]