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City schedules Juneteenth celebrations for June 19-20

City schedules Juneteenth celebrations for June 19-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson says planning has begun for this year’s Juneteenth celebrations. The annual event, which will be in its 13th year, will feature a June 19 banquet at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on George Engram Boulevard and a festival featuring family events, food, vendors and […]

Daniel fast ties leaner diet to reverence for God

Daniel fast ties leaner diet to reverence for God

BY ANNYSA JOHNSON MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT MILWAUKEE — Melissa Taylor stirs a steaming pot of soup atop the stove in her north side Milwaukee kitchen. There are lentils and carrots, tomatoes and celery, a bay leaf that bobs to the surface with each turn of the wooden spoon. It’s a feast, by some standards, famine […]

Cinematique to host Civil rights film festival

Cinematique to host Civil rights film festival

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: • Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” 7:30 p.m. March […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘42’ at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Feb. 28 The movie “42” will be shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28. The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands. The popular 2013 film tells the […]

Slavery reparations case gathers steam in Caribbean

Slavery reparations case gathers steam in Caribbean

BY TONY BEST NNPA NEWS SERVICE Caribbean nations that revised the century-old issue of reparations for slavery with their announced plans to bring a lawsuit against Britain for its commercially profitable role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade are moving a step further in preparing their case. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Suriname, […]

Board ponders power of city manager job

Board ponders power of city manager job

Change to mayoral form of government discussed at Daytona Charter Review Commission meeting BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The power of the Daytona Beach city manager has been the topic of much discussion in re- cent years and is at the forefront of considerations by the Daytona Beach Charter Review Commission (CRC). “The current […]

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum celebrated its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival last weekend in New Smyrna Beach with food, arts and crafts, hair weaving, and face painting. The museum offered an opportunity for visitors to learn about local Black history and culture. The event was dampened […]

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

FROM STAFF REPORTS The family of Wilbert Kendrick referred to him this week as “a kind, humorous and generous man’’ as well as an “inspirational example of a Godly man.’’ The longtime Daytona Beach resident who had been living in Georgia for the past few years, died Saturday at age 80. A homegoing service is […]

Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Guardian ad Litem program of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court is seeking people with the time and heart to fill a gap of child advocates in Volusia County. The circuit covers Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and Saint Johns counties. Of the more than 900 Volusia County children currently in […]

February an ideal month to focus on keeping the heart healthy

February an ideal month to focus on keeping the heart healthy

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Valentine’s Day is a reminder of love, but it is the entire month of February that is dedicated to the heart. Marking Heart Health Awareness, February has been chosen as the month to really push cardiovascular health. “Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes,” explained […]