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Film festival to showcase two Black productions

Film festival to showcase two Black productions

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring African-American productions. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. They include: •“Johnny Tough”: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28. This 1974 “blaxploitation” film is tempered by a social consciousness. It focuses on […]

AKAs to shine spotlight on men who cook

AKAs to shine spotlight on men who cook

On March 22, the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present its Third Annual Male Cook-Off event at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave. The culinary competition takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. The cook-off will feature appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared by men of […]

African-Americans finishing high school at record levels

African-Americans finishing high school at record levels

The completion rate for Blacks rose to 86 percent in 2013 BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON  – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High […]

23 graduate from Palm Coast Citizens Academy

23 graduate from Palm Coast Citizens Academy

Twenty-three Palm Coast residents recently graduated from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government. The graduating class – the 33rd in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about City departments and visiting City Offices, the Palm Coast Community […]

Allen Chapel, New Smyrna Middle teams win Brain Bowl

Allen Chapel, New Smyrna Middle teams win Brain Bowl

High school students representing Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Daytona Beach and a team of students from New Smyrna Middle School were the big winners at the annual Black History Brain Bowl sponsored by the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. on Feb. 28. Prizes for the winners included laptop […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

‘Finding Humor in Grief’ author to speak at March 21 luncheon Dr. Ruth L. Baskerville, author of “Finding Humor in Grief,” will speak at the Friends of John H. Dickerson Heritage Library’s annual author luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21. The luncheon will be in the banquet room of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Computer difficulties cause halt at districts around the state BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Standardized testing was set to start across the state on Monday but computer difficulties forced a suspension of the tests in Volusia County. More than half of all districts in Florida faced those same problems. Nancy Wait, spokesperson for Volusia […]

A gift for newspaper, community groups

A gift for newspaper, community groups

B-CU program includes film, presentations BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University presented Mary’s Gift: An Evening of Inspiration Through the Arts on March 1 starring the reverberating, laughter-filled singing voice of Daytona Beach resident Harry L. Burney III. The program began with a short film of the fictitious lawyer of the late Dr. […]

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

Bethune Grill to start selling wings, other favorites from food truck BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Shannon Hines has experienced steady growth at Bethune Grill since 1998. But this Friday he will take the restaurant on the road with his state-of-the-art 26-foot food truck. “We’re going mobile,” Hines laughed. The restaurant known for Shamp’s […]

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free seminar for aspiring authors and poets sharing insight on editorial services, self-publishing tips, marketing and legal guidance is being held March 7, at the Days Inn Palm Coast from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Newly published author Orjanette Bryant will join Abundant Harvest Empowerment Christian Center to host the […]