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Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Mykal “Myke” Tairu has sparked a trend in having the convicted felon box removed from job applications in Flagler County. Last month, the Florida Program Coordinator with the Vincentian Re-Entry Organizing Project addressed members of the Flagler County NAACP. The project, based in Apopka, is partnered with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the […]

Palm Coast students enjoy evening of dance theater

Palm Coast students enjoy evening of dance theater

Guardine “Gerri” Wright-Gibson left student tickets and tickets for chaperones at Palm Harbor Academy, setting the stage for the performance of “Russian Seasons.” Wright-Gibson initiated the kids to go on a journey, the projectory of exposing them to opera and the dance theater. The Daytona Beach Symphony Society recently launched the magnificent performance at the […]

Girls meet successful sisters during Women’s History Month tour

Girls meet successful sisters during Women’s History Month tour

During Women’s History Month each year, the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Delta GEMS/Delta Academy Programs embark on a career tour. The March tour is to the job sites of successful professional African-American women. This year, the tour included the Flagler County School’s African American Mentoring Program for girls, Imagine […]

‘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 […]

MERGE brings together youth for evening of praise and worship

MERGE brings together youth for evening of praise and worship

The Rev. Dr. David Blow vividly reflected on a rousing event called MERGE that took place in Flagler County on Feb. 3. The gymnasium of Matanzas High School in Palm Coast was transformed to a sanctuary for the first MERGE event. The event was inspired by a praise and worship commercial heard on the “Tom […]

Rave reviews for local production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

Rave reviews for local production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

Opera lovers got swept up by emotion in a drama of the seductress captivating the opera “Carmen.” The Daytona Beach Symphony Society presents world-class productions, and without exception, “Carmen” won admiration Friday evening at the Peabody Auditorium. In the audience was a group of 32 patrons from Palm Coast and Ormond Beach. Linda Epps coordinated […]

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 […]

Palm Coast housing grant forms due

Palm Coast housing grant forms due

The City of Palm Coast will accept applications for the Housing Rehabilitation grant program through Friday, Feb. 17. Grant funds are available for qualified individuals who need to repair and upgrade their single-family homes to bring the home back up to minimum standards. The repair needs can be interior or exterior. The program is part […]

Palm Coast expert on Black history will speak at library event

Palm Coast expert on Black history will speak at library event

Lionel Holder, education chairman at the African American Cultural Society, often speaks of the members of its speakers bureau, educating “the community, utilizing presentations, lectures and group discussions relative to African and African-American contributions to world civilizations and our nation.” Fast forward: Robert Whiting, an independent speaker, as well as the organization’s bureau speaker, will […]

Black History Month event topic: Where Do We Go from Here?

Black History Month event topic: Where Do We Go from Here?

Promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have taken the reins tapping into a second year of bringing events for Black History Month. The presentations have drawn the promoters to the Ormond Beach Public Library where jazz vocalist Linda Cole will show genius Feb. 3 for the duo’s opening of Black History Month. Green made his […]

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