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How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

Discover your heritage at the Volusia County Public Library system, which will offer six introductory genealogy programs in March. Genealogy librarians Kim Dolce and Richard Burrow will discuss the tools and techniques for genealogy research during these free programs at the county’s six regional library branches: •2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ormond Beach Regional Library, […]

‘Ms. Jackie’s Bus’ a vehicle for young people to understand their own challenges

‘Ms. Jackie’s Bus’ a vehicle for young people to understand their own challenges

“Ms. Jackie’s Bus,” a dramatic play, is a showstopper, crystalizing what our kids are going through today – their struggles, issues, fears, choices and decisions. Playwright/director Anthony “Tony” Felton premiered his latest take on the pain and the drama dialogued in a two-act play, resonating song, dance and comedy. The play prioritizes the loneliness, misunderstandings […]

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million to Chicago school system

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million to Chicago school system

BY MONIQUE GARCIA AND JUAN PEREZ JR. CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hours after Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered two options to provide $215 million to help the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper put up $1 million to support arts programming in the district. The rapper called his donation a “call to action” […]

Campbell middle students inducted into honor society

Campbell middle students inducted into honor society

Members of the Campbell Middle School Spartan Chapter recently were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The annual induction ceremony was held on Feb. 23 with more than 300 attendees. Special guests included the City of Daytona Beach Police Honor Guard; Ida Wright of the Volusia County School Board; Susan Freeman, Volusia County Schools […]

Celebrating Women all year long

Celebrating Women all year long

By Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune It wasn’t until 1987 that Congress declared March Women’s History Month, in celebration of women’s contributions and achievements.  The month was a step up from Women’s History Week, which had been recognized, first in Sonoma, Calif., in the late 1970s, and then a few years later nationally. While March provides some […]

‘Push forward and activate’

‘Push forward and activate’

NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji gives pep talk to kids at Dickerson Center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES One of the country’s few Black professional racecar drivers spent time Tuesday with kids in Daytona Beach’s Black community. Jesse Iwuji, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club at the John […]

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hidden Figures’

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hidden Figures’

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

PBS film explores Black and ‘The Talk’

PBS film explores Black and ‘The Talk’

EURWEB.COM On Monday night, PBS premiered “The Talk: Race in America,” a documentary from director/producer Sam Pollard that examines the conversation that inevitably takes place in most Black and Latino families about how to survive an encounter with police. The two-hour film highlights six stories, each helmed by a different director, each offering different perspectives […]

How to develop character in young children

How to develop character in young children

FROM FAMILY FEATURES In a typical day, it’s possible for children to spend more time engaging with technology than interacting with their peers face to face. As a result, the “selfie culture” is on the minds of today’s parents, who worry about how they can make sure their children grow into kind and selfless adults. […]

LANDMARKS & LEGACY

LANDMARKS & LEGACY

Buildings and parks in Daytona Beach are named after some of the city’s most influential residents. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the country reflects this month on African-Americans who have made great contributions to nationally, it’s important to remember the area residents who made their marks. Some have parks and buildings named in their […]

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