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Magic and Cookie say their marriage is stronger than ever

Magic and Cookie say their marriage is stronger than ever

EURWEB.COM Magic Johnson’s work schedule may be jam packed with balancing various task, but the former NBA all-star admits that his marriage is stronger than ever with no sign of the professional interfering with the personal. In a recent issue of Ebony, Johnson and his wife, Cookie, addressed topics ranging from Donald Sterling to wealth […]

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

First major motion picture with MLK as center of story debuts on Jan. 9 BY JENNIFER BRETT ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION (TNS) The day the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of and a spasm of violence that gave way to more peaceful demonstrations around the country […]

‘I am an activist who became an artist’

‘I am an activist who became an artist’

Harry Belafonte discusses activism, how he ended up in show business BY SUSAN KING LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African-American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. “I walked into the […]

Harpist to play at church, concert

Harpist to play at church, concert

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Angelica Hairston will be a special guest harpist at the morning service of United Presbyterian Church on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. The church is at 730 Beville Road. Hairston began playing the violin at age 4 and the harp at age 12. She is currently a student at […]

Plenty of jazz, food, camaraderie

Plenty of jazz, food, camaraderie

The “Thin Man’’ Watts 2014 Jazz Festival was held Oct. 18 at the Watts Amphitheater in DeLand on Oct. 18. The festival is named after Nobel “Thin Man’’ Watts, the renowned jazz musician from DeLand who died in 2004. The festival began in 2004 at the South DeLand amphitheater, which was renamed in 2004 in […]

Biketoberfest 2014: They ate, they rode and they partied

Biketoberfest 2014: They ate, they rode and they partied

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Markedly lower in attendance from Bike Week held in the spring, Biketoberfest still brought thousands of bikers to the Daytona Beach area last weekend. Though official numbers were not available, bikers who spoke with the Daytona Times said there were not as many bikers, vendors or food options at […]

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Longtime educator Dr. Yvette Ursula Scott is encouraging women over 40 to grab hold of their present with more passion than ever in her new book “40 & Fabulous: Forty Ways to Live Your Best Days…After 40.’’ “Ladies: Gone are the days of using that youthful, curvaceous cheerleading photo […]

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

Join Daytona State College professor of history, Leonard Lempel, and guest colleagues for discussions immediately following each film in the series: “Civil Rights – The Long Freedom Struggle.” This film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission by donation. “Boycott,’’ directed […]

Love Fest focuses on fun, fellowship and worship

Love Fest focuses on fun, fellowship and worship

Mind of Christ Ministries held its first Love Fest event featuring Christian musical artists performing hip-hop, traditional and gospel music for seven hours on Aug. 23 at Daisy Stocking Park. The Love Fest theme was “Breaking the Chain of Silence.” The group designed the event to “bring the community together for a day of “fun, fellowship […]

Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

Anchor shares opinions on everything from race to equal pay for women BY DAVID BAUDER ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK –  CNN’s Don Lemon braced himself after being recognized by a viewer on a Harlem street. “I don’t always agree with you,’’ the person began, ominously. “But keep it up. I’m not always supposed to agree […]

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