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Winfrey’s makeup artist transforms senior faces

Winfrey’s makeup artist transforms senior faces

BY JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE – Dorothy Lievers marveled at herself in the mirror just before she got her beauty shots taken in the brightly lit Mount Vernon studio of fashion photographer P.A. Greene. Her smooth, mahogany skin glowed. Smoky eye shadow with a tinge of shimmer danced across the ridge just under […]

‘Shots Fired’ puts dramatic twist on police shootings of unarmed teens

‘Shots Fired’ puts dramatic twist on police shootings of unarmed teens

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In a small North Carolina town, a White mother grieves. Her teenage son, a college student, has been shot and killed in a confrontation with a Black sheriff’s deputy. Her tears fall on the suit she is ironing for him to wear in his coffin. Across town, an African-American […]

Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

The Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach is showing the Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro,’’ about the renowned author James Baldwin, through March 16. On March 5, there were two screenings of the documentary. The screenings were followed by a community discussion led by professors from Bethune-Cookman University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students […]

‘Violet the Musical’ continues at Daytona State

‘Violet the Musical’ continues at Daytona State

With flavors of country, gospel, blues and honky-tonk rock, Daytona State College’s spring musical, “Violet the Musical’’ continues through March 4 at its News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Performances are March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. “Violet the Musical’’ tells the story of a young disfigured woman who embarks on a […]

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 […]

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

See the present and past merge as promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have made this happen for Black History Month. This is the last in a series being the subject of Black History Month at the Ormond Beach Public Library. Epps and Green have created opportunities to celebrate Africans and African-Americans. They have received […]

DeLand theater to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

DeLand theater to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

The Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand will present “Driving Miss Daisy’ starting Feb. 17. The 1989 Academy Award winning film starred Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. After crashing her car, Daisy Werthan, an elderly, sharp tongued, opinionated and difficult-to-please Jewish widow is forced by her son Boolie to employ an ever-patient Black chauffeur (Hoke). Their […]

Library to host ragtime piano concert

Library to host ragtime piano concert

David Michael Dowd will play ragtime piano music at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The Daytona Beach resident became interested in ragtime piano after watching “The Sting” and “Scott Joplin” in the 1970s. He teaches piano and spends two days a week crafting an invention at Daytona […]

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

The 26th Annual Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Festival took place from Feb. 3-5 at Pettis Park. The free festival was presented by the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum also known as the Heritage House. The first day was filled with tours of the museum and the historic shotgun house, which is located in […]

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