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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY 2014

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY 2014

‘We have a dream too!’ Adults and youngsters pay tribute to King during days of events BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Breakfasts, parades, marches and day of service events were held in the Greater Daytona Beach area last weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Edison O. […]

Art show brings in statewide competition

Art show brings in statewide competition

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The opening reception for the art exhibit “Fifty Years of African-American Achievement, from Selma to the White House,” was held at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center on Jan. 17. The show was inspired in part by the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “We […]

Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday

Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Funeral services for Alphonso “Al” Bell of Daytona Beach will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church with Bishop John L. Kelly officiating. Mr. Bell, a local cook, died on Jan. 16 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona after a brief illness. He […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Church to host health care session A Family Life Conference will be held at the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 201 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. with representatives from VITAS on the Affordable Health Care Act. Minister Gwen Azama-Edwards will be the guest speaker at the […]

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

Library promotes ‘community read’ of Gilbert King book

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is getting readers revved up for the appearance of Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.” The library has purchased extra copies of the book […]

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

DAYTONA TIMES – Out & About on King Day

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

‘Memorializing the march and the movement’

Local MLK Celebration chairman explains significance of tributes to civil rights icon BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes.” […]

Keeping the dream alive

Keeping the dream alive

Plenty of tributes planned for MLK weekend COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Numerous events are scheduled locally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon would have been 85 on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Area observances will include breakfast events, a banquet, marches and worship services. DAYTONA BEACH The Martin Luther […]

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 […]