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Symposium to focus on student engagement

Symposium to focus on student engagement

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Two leading experts on promoting student engagement and success inside and outside the halls of higher education will speak at Daytona State College’s eighth annual Academic Excellence Symposium slated for Friday, March 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. […]

From Civil War to Civil Rights

From Civil War to Civil Rights

Frank Smith’s life has been about activism, honor and service. BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted – by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping Blacks register to vote. “After […]

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Host of PBS show has tips on getting around ‘slavery wall’ BY THERESA WALKER ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, that’s quite […]

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond Midway – The Evolution of An African-American Neighborhood’’ airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 on WDSC TV 15, Daytona State College’s channel. The documentary, the brainchild of Williamson, a […]

Black Lives Matter, racial injustice inspire reading lists

Black Lives Matter, racial injustice inspire reading lists

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) For 21 years, Lisa Shorney’s book club has focused on fiction, but in September they made an exception. They read “Between the World and Me,” African-American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates’ searing indictment of racism in America, told in the form of a letter to Coates’ teenage son, a young man […]

Social issues get blanket coverage at quilt event

Social issues get blanket coverage at quilt event

BY JESSICA GELT LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) LOS ANGELES—She found her inspiration in the overnight violence report sent every morning to her husband, a district leader for the Chicago public school system. It cataloged students who had been shot, stabbed and killed the night before. Jacquie Gering said her husband wore that weight on his […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Exhibits, videos highlight achievements of African-Americans in Daytona and beyond BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona produces Black History videos In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Daytona Beach has compiled four videos that highlight local people and places. They focus on the Midtown community, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the […]

Civil rights icon shares wisdom with young activist

Civil rights icon shares wisdom with young activist

BY EDNA KANE-WILLIAMS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE When Jajuan Chain, a history major at Morehouse College in Atlanta, needed to interview someone for a class assignment, he reached out to 1960s civil rights icon Lonnie C. King Jr., a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and founding chairman of the Committee on […]

Free SAT math prep available at Daytona State

Free SAT math prep available at Daytona State

Daytona State College’s Mathematics Department has scheduled six free math-prep sessions to help Flagler and Volusia students feel more confident taking the test. The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test accepted by four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., March 26 […]

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

‘Hot Lead, Cold Steel’ and much more

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Blacks in Civil War exhibit “Hot Lead, Cold Steel, Americans in uniform from Harper’s Ferry to Appomattox’’ is now on display at the African American Museum of Arts in DeLand. ’’The photographic exhibition is dedicated […]