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Former government manager tells of experience working for farmers’ rights

Former government manager tells of experience working for farmers’ rights

The full impact of a demonstration by Black farmers called on President Bill Clinton to assure fair treatment on behalf of the farmers in agricultural lending programs. The public display had opened an examination of all fronts within the USDA. That was 1996 and a suit was filed in court against Secretary of Agriculture Dan […]

‘Success: You can get it if you want it,’ judge tells girls

‘Success: You can get it if you want it,’ judge tells girls

This news piece speaks of success as the acclaim we all can seek to have. “Success: You Can Get It If You Want It, If You Work For It” targeted Judge Shirley A. Green’s keynote address with a backdrop ending the year for the African-American Mentoring Program For Girls (AAMP-Girls). It sustained interest in Judge […]

Students benefit from reality shows

Students benefit from reality shows

The Youth Black History Reality Show Committee has made its mark as an avenue of giving away scholarships. It was an avenue of influence by graduating students qualified by essays, participation in Youth Black History Reality Shows, and volunteering in the community. The graduating students must have GPAs of no less than 2.5 and acceptance […]

First Church starts Saturday youth program in July

First Church starts Saturday youth program in July

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – President John F. Kennedy Even while it is late, it is yet a bustling time to involve children in a Saturday youth program. What you will need is a safe environment and encouragement for kids to make positive choices through […]

99-year-old to be honored at July 3 luncheon

99-year-old to be honored at July 3 luncheon

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these. – Dr. George Washington Carver, 1864-1943, scientist, botanist, educator, inventor The ethics of esteeming […]

‘Resurrection of Alice’ focuses on arranged marriages

‘Resurrection of Alice’ focuses on arranged marriages

Melinda Morais cranks up the volume involving a play about young, Black girls ending up in arranged marriages to older men, a once-common practice through the mid-1900s, which is still continuing in America today. Morais, corresponding secretary of the African American Cultural Society, brings performances to the stage in her own right, as well as […]

Gooding’s ready to share ‘Sweet Soul of the 70s’

Gooding’s ready to share ‘Sweet Soul of the 70s’

Lead vocal Cuba Gooding of The Main Ingredient scaled new heights recapturing “The Sweet Soul of the 70s,” and drawing excitement to the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Gooding, the proud father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., is a Harlem native reigning With The Main Ingredient since 1971, and gaining fame for the […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia’s Community Assistance Division plans public meetings Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will hold three publi meetings to provide information about the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The meetings are: • 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach • […]

Youth summit reaches kids in three counties

Youth summit reaches kids in three counties

More often we hear negativity surrounding young people and about others having achieved success but failing to give back to make their resources available in the community. But in the following scenario, the path is clear in that achievers’ resources of giving back while helping students, created the nexus of education with the enrollment of […]

Deltas give scholarships to Flagler students

Deltas give scholarships to Flagler students

Recipients exemplified excellence in awards for scholarships The Palm Coast Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The 2014 recipients are Andjie Jeudy of Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPC), Crystal Buchanan of Matanzas High School (MHS), Marcus Polite, FPC; and Widline Guillaume, MHS. The administrative liaisons were Lalita Thomas, chapter president; […]