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Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

The annual Golden Harvest Celebration was held at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Nov. 16. “Celebrating the G.O.L.D. “Grateful-Outstanding-Loving-Disciples,” was the focus of the service or as Sandra Strapp expressed, “Celebrating our senior saints who are now golden.” Narcissus Brown, 95; John H. Gainey, 92; Joshua Edwards, 83;  Argie M. Brown, […]

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

BY REBECCA RIVAS NNPA NEWS SERVICE About 150 protestors shut down an intersection in remembrance of the 100 days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. Two separate groups gathered at the Delmar and Skinker Metrolink stops at about 11:15 a.m. and then marched down the sidewalks on […]

Commission is ready to serve

Commission is ready to serve

The new Daytona Beach City Commission was sworn in on Nov. 12. Seated left to right are Commissioner Patrick Henry, who was re-elected on Nov. 4; Mayor Derrick Henry; and Commissioner Robert A. Gilliland. Standing from left to right are City Manager Jim Chisholm; Commissioner Pam Woods; Commissioner Ruth Trager, who was elected Nov. 4: […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free legal clinics taking place in Daytona Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting a series of free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday. The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. […]

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Hundreds of students attend recruitment conference in D.C. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, president and […]

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Health insurance enrollment event to be held Sunday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this weekend. Henry, along with the City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center, will host an enrollment event […]

Proactive approach to gang culture

Proactive approach to gang culture

Schools, law enforcement unite to educate community on local activity BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gang activity and prevention was the topic of discussion at a workshop-style gathering held Tuesday evening in Daytona Beach. The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of […]

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

‘Fresh Prince’ star talks about color and beauty

By Valerie Whitney Special to the Daytona Times When actress Janet Hubert first read the script for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” it noted that the prototype for the role of Aunt Vivian was a “Denise Nicholas type,” which in industry lingo meant a fair-skinned Black woman. When Hubert showed up at the audition, Nicholas […]

‘I am an activist who became an artist’

‘I am an activist who became an artist’

Harry Belafonte discusses activism, how he ended up in show business BY SUSAN KING LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African-American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. “I walked into the […]

Strong finish for Black candidates

Strong finish for Black candidates

Local incumbents Cusack, Henry, Taylor hold on to their seats BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The city, county and state held onto their Black representatives in Volusia County. Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry, Volusia County At-Large Member Joyce Cusack and Florida Rep. Dwayne Taylor all were re-elected to their posts on Tuesday. Henry won […]