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Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson recognized students from Turie T. Small Elementary School last week for making the fall semester honor roll during a luncheon at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Students who made exceptional academic gains and demonstrated good citizenship also were recognized. About 90 […]

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its 116th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 19, and recognizing their new senior pastor, the Rev. Melvin Dawson. The church’s rich history includes a relationship with sister church Mt. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Daytona Beach. “Because many of the members […]

Black History art show coming to Scarlett-Golden center

Black History art show coming to Scarlett-Golden center

An opening reception for a Black History Month art show titled “50 years of African American Achievement, From Selma to the White House” will be held Jan. 17. The reception at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free event will include music, refreshments and spoken word. […]

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Civil rights icon received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 BY ZACHARY LESTER NNPA NEWS SERVICE When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third Black recipient and the second African-American, following […]

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT Streaming music apps may be hot these days, but it will be a long time before they top the old-fashioned radio dial. Traditional AM / FM radio is still the most popular way for people to listen to music, news and talk, even as digital music offers more control […]

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Measure would give millions in tax breaks to racing company BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A state Senate committee may give the green flag on $60 million in tax breaks to Daytona International Speedway over the next 30 years if a bill being heard in committee becomes law. The Commerce and Tourism Committee gave […]

Literacy the focus of book festival

Literacy the focus of book festival

Tyree, other authors share their passion for reading and writing at event in Midtown BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s all about literacy,” F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Director Donna M. Gray-Banks said at the third annual event held at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach last weekend. “When the lights go out […]

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has partnered with Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to pilot a program in 2014 that will help local residents manage their chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Patients who receive care at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and meet a certain criteria, including medical history […]

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jeffrey J. Dove is no stranger to addiction. The pastor of DeLand Bethel AME Church openly speaks of his struggle with substance abuse and has partnered with the nationally recognized Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency to host a “Recovery for the Community and Congregation” workshop Feb. 7 at the […]