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Director reflects on Baldwin’s eloquence, impact

Director reflects on Baldwin’s eloquence, impact

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE On the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest men of letters. […]

Film series continues at college

Film series continues at college

Daytona State College is continuing its film series of rare African-American filmmakers. They are being shown in the Southeast Museum of Photography Madorsky Theater, 1200 International Speedway Blvd., Hosseini Center. “First Fight. Then Fiddle. Black Identity in American Cinema 1920 -2016’’ showcases films from a new collection titled “Pioneers of African-American Cinema,’’ a series of […]

10 who counted

10 who counted

From politics to exploration, Leonard Pitts Jr., profiles 10 influential African-Americans you might not have heard of Sometimes, history forgets. Sometimes, the big names everyone knows crowd out the smaller ones fewer people recall. Sometimes, when it is time to apportion honor and assign recognition, men and women who ought to be singled out are […]

Black History Month observances shaping up

Black History Month observances shaping up

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The start of Black History Month is less than a week away and programs to educate area residents on the achievements and sacrifices of African-Americans will be plentiful. Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, it […]

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

Retired firefighter wants to encourage children through book

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony “Tony’’ Thompson is a retired firefighter who spent 21 years with the Daytona Beach Fire Department. He also worked with the Department of Juvenile justice for 14 years. In his book titled “In His Arms,’’ which will be released this month, he attempts to inspire youth to stay out […]

NNPA receives $1.5 million Gates grant for education campaign

NNPA receives $1.5 million Gates grant for education campaign

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a network of 211 Black-owned media companies, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a three-year, multi-media public awareness campaign focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act […]

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Daytona residents at King events had plenty to say about political controversies. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds gathered Monday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to honor slain civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday. But while they reflected on King and his legacy, there was concern about the nation’s […]

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

Campbell Middle’s new principal hosts meet and greet with parents, community about his plans to improve scores at the school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jerry Picott has big plans for Campbell Middle School and he’s wasting no time moving them forward. On Jan. 5, the new principal reached out to the community during […]

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When school reopens after the holiday break, there will be a new principal at Campbell Middle in Daytona Beach. Dr. Jerry L. Picott takes over the school located at 625 South Keech St., which is in the heart of the Black community. “For me it’s like being in the military […]