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The Safari Lounge:  The place for good times

The Safari Lounge: The place for good times

Ferguson recaps his experience as owner of the popular nightspot, which closed down last month. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Arguably the top nightspot in Daytona Beach’s Black community is gone. The Safari Lounge (historically Payne’s) at 223 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. had its final night on May 27. The popular club is […]

City’s code enforcement liens lead to foreclosures

City’s code enforcement liens lead to foreclosures

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Businesses and homes racking up code enforcement fines could soon have their property foreclosed. The Daytona Beach City Commission voted 6-0 at its June 7 regular meeting to foreclose on three properties with significant code enforcement liens. Two of those properties are located in the Black community. One is an […]

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Linda McGhee is hoping that area residents will join in the Juneteenth community festival on Saturday to learn about the holiday and partake in free activities for kids and adults. McGhee said the Daytona Beach festival is the largest Juneteenth celebration in the state. “Our celebration has vendors come from […]

Program brings together families and first responders

Program brings together families and first responders

David and Danita Blow Ministries are writing that they merged with the Bridge Building Program on June 9 to present a “Family Fun Night” at Matanzas High School Gymnasium. Over 100 children and families attended the event, showcasing personnel and vehicles from the Florida State Police, Flagler County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Palm […]

Community

Community

‘Cornbread’ returns to Midtown center on June 29 Vincent Taylor and “Cornbread’’ will return on Thursday, June 29, to the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 W. George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The 1 p.m. event is free and open to the public for youth of all ages. Author Vince Taylor created the popular “Cornbread’ […]

JFK’s ‘New Frontier’ vs. Trump’s ‘America the Usual’

JFK’s ‘New Frontier’ vs. Trump’s ‘America the Usual’

DR. WILMER J. LEON III TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE “But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus…But I believe […]

On ‘courtesy’ – Race, gender and Trump on defense

On ‘courtesy’ – Race, gender and Trump on defense

Courtesy flew out of the window in Washington parlance a long time ago. The minute a deranged congressman stood up and hollered, “You lie” at a sitting President (this was South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson yelling at President Barack Obama), we knew that courtesy had taken a vacation. Courtesy took more than a time-out […]

Black unemployment rate falls for wrong reasons

Black unemployment rate falls for wrong reasons

Job growth slows, Black workers exit labor market in May BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Black workers continued to experience lackluster job growth under the Trump administration, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Although the share of Black workers in the population that held jobs (employment-population ratio or E-POP), ticked […]

HBCU students ‘Discover the Unexpected’ with Black Press

HBCU students ‘Discover the Unexpected’ with Black Press

BY NONI MARSHALL AND ALEXA IMANI SPENCER NNPA NEWS SERVICE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Michigan. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors […]

Sorority sets date for Men of Tomorrow finale

Sorority sets date for Men of Tomorrow finale

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will present 10 young men during its biennial Men of Tomorrow program finale on Saturday, June 17. The public is invited to the free event scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Boulevard. There is […]