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B-CU hosts presidents of ‘Divine Nine’

B-CU hosts presidents of ‘Divine Nine’

The presidents of the of the largest, Black Greek letter organizations came together last weekend for a retreat at Bethune-Cookman University. The attendees included: Paulette Walker, president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Mark Tillman, president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Dorothy Wilson, international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Senior Grand Vice Polemarch Thomas Battles, […]

Volusia NAACP banquet is set for May 30

Volusia NAACP banquet is set for May 30

FROM STAFF REPORTS Henry “Hank’’ Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, will be the speaker on May 30 at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The theme for “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’’ As a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., the […]

Concert to help homeless kids go to summer camp

Concert to help homeless kids go to summer camp

A benefit performance for Halifax Urban Ministries’ camp for children takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 29 at McK’s Tavern, 218. S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The Black Sheep Ceili Band will perform. There’s no cover charge to attend; all tips and funds raised will be donated to Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM). The […]

Community News

Community News

Cultural Council to review grant applications May 27 The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2015-2016 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters […]

AME Men’s Ministry planning ‘Save Our Sons’ solidarity march

AME Men’s Ministry planning ‘Save Our Sons’ solidarity march

More than 300 men from across the state of Florida and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, called the Sons of Allen Ministry, will spearhead a “Save Our Sons” march on May 15. The coordinator of the march is the Rev. Jeffrey Dove, pastor of Allen Chapel AME in New Smyrna Beach. The group will leave […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

New Smyrna Beach library showing free movies The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, will show free movies every Friday in May. They include: •“Exists”: 2 p.m. May 8. Five friends camping in the Texas Big Thicket are terrorized by an evil force seeking murderous revenge. Rated R, 86 minutes. •“Lucy”: 2 […]

Daytona State to host free summer camps for teens

Daytona State to host free summer camps for teens

Daytona State College is inviting local teens to sign up for a series of free, eight-day summer camps for Flagler County and Volusia County students in grades 9, 10 and 11. All camps will be held June 15-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A total of 120 students (20 students per camp) will have […]

Poetry Slam series wraps up May 30 at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series wraps up May 30 at Cinematique

On Saturday, May 30, the Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique, concludes its current Poetry Slam series.  The competition, which begins at 9:30 p.m., is open to all spoken-word poets. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the evening is just $5. Poetry slams are an opportunity for […]

Community News

Community News

Stewart Memorial schedules Women’s Day events Women’s Day at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church is set for Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4 p.m. Dr. Stephanie Pasley Henry, an international educational consultant and the wife of Daytona Beach Mayor Derek Henry, will be the speaker. The theme is “Let Go, and Praise the Lord.” During […]

‘We are loving people’

‘We are loving people’

Muslims inviting residents to Saturday get-together The Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach is again inviting local residents to a community program to get acquainted with the area’s Muslim community and gain a better understanding of the Islamic religion. Linda McGhee, spokesperson for the association, says everyone is invited to the free event on Saturday, April 25. […]