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Local races starting to heat up

Local races starting to heat up

Cusack facing several challengers for her County Council At-Large seat BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Commissioners Carl Lentz, Kelly White and Patrick Henry have thrown their names into the proverbial election hat for Election 2014. The three incumbents in Districts 1, 3 and 5 face no challengers for the Nov. 4 election […]

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Amazing Grace’’ was her favorite song. She was a good cook and she liked flowers. Those are the sweet memories Leonard Christian has of Annie Doris Porter Christian, his mother who lived to be 84 years old. The longtime local resident died on April 8. Mrs. Christian was a […]

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

FROM STAFF REPORTS The inaugural Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival was held April 6-13. The seven-day celebration of educational and cultural events featured national and local speakers, educators, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and […]

Gospel at the White House

Gospel at the White House

The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Choir perform during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (MARTIN H. SIMON/POOL/ABACA PRESS/MCT)

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Floridians should expect the return of the popular “back-to-school” sales-tax holiday this August. But state funding for Daytona International Speedway and a temporary tax break on gym memberships could be casualties when the House and Senate meet next week on their opposing packages to complete Gov. […]

Food brings Hope donates  tablets to Westside students

Food brings Hope donates tablets to Westside students

Food Brings Hope (FBH) Founder and Chair Forough B. Hosseini presented 10 new iPad Minis to the FBHonors class at Westside Elementary this month. FBHonors is FBH’s STEM-focused after-school program for academically advanced, high achieving students. “The students we serve at FBH may be economically disadvantaged, but that shouldn’t mean they must be academically disadvantaged […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

City of Palm Coast plans Easter egg hunts Families will have the opportunity to celebrate the Easter holiday with two fun and free activities – one geared toward children and one for teenagers – offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department. The Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt will be at 8 p.m. […]

Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held its Second Annual Male Cook-off held in partnership with the United Negro College Fund on March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center. Eighteen contestants competed in the Male Cook-Off event in four categories – appetizers, salad, entrée and desserts. Appetizers: […]

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

While customers honor other beloved ones through the shirts, the majority of business at a Miami shop comes from those left behind after a violent killing BY NADEGE GREEN THE MIAMI HERALD/MCT MIAMI — They come to put their dead relatives and friends on a T-shirt. A young woman clutches a photo of her murdered […]

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Bethune-Cookman University and Halifax Health hosted the 2014 Health Equity Summit themed “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.’’ The summit was held Wednesday in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “Statistics are real people with the tears wiped away,” […]