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Experts to reflect on Black history, social justice this month

Experts to reflect on Black history, social justice this month

Upcoming events will set a standard for a can-do attitude of excellence representing a variety of interests. “I am excited about this opportunity to speak on Black history from antiquity to the present and beyond,” said Edward H. Brown, Jr. “With the coming of the 86th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birth, coupled with […]

The culture, the history, the hospitality: Remembering 2000 trip to Cuba

The culture, the history, the hospitality: Remembering 2000 trip to Cuba

Since President Barack Obama decided to end the 50-year embargo against Cuba, I reached a decision to rewrite my May 18, 2000, Daytona Times story. A 10-day tour of Cuba replicates Kodak moments of a mix of culture – after an increasingly six-hour ordeal at passport checkpoints at Miami Airport. We took off for Holguin, […]

Palm Coast becomes destination for sports tournaments

Palm Coast becomes destination for sports tournaments

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Coming off the USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate Fall Championship and the US Club Soccer’s showcase last month, the City of Palm Coast is predicting a sunny outlook for sports tournaments and sports-related tourism in 2015. The city has developed top-notch athletic fields and places a strong focus on attracting sports tournaments […]

AAUW members get lesson about hospice

AAUW members get lesson about hospice

Members were on the inside track of learning about “Sharing the Hospice Journey” for the November meeting at the Flagler County American Association of University Women (AAUW). Diane Adams, Community Relations coordinator of Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, discussed the history of hospice, addressed the services rendered, dispelled the myths and provided a question-and-answer session. Adams’ […]

Local residents add their voices to national protests

Local residents add their voices to national protests

The Florida Friends for Obama are pulling for an America that works for all and not a nation where police officers can use excessive fear and force to shoot and kill unarmed Black men. “A Call for Peaceful Protest: Black Lives Matter Rally” demonstrated for the tides to turn on excessive force, causing death and […]

Fire prevention tips from Palm Coast Fire Department

Fire prevention tips from Palm Coast Fire Department

The Palm Coast Fire Department is offering fire prevention tips to keep wreaths green at all of the city’s fire stations. Project Green Wreath is a fire prevention program that runs through December. Large wreaths have been hung at all five stations, with green light bulbs in each. Firefighters will replace one green light with […]

Writers, readers coming together again at F.R.E.SH. Book Festival

Writers, readers coming together again at F.R.E.SH. Book Festival

There’s reason to traipse off to Daytona Beach for the Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival that welcomes readers and writers alike for a literary gathering. Donna M. Gray Banks draws support from her neighbors in Palm Coast and friends and associates, whom she’s encountered as a community activist and founder/director of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. […]

Flagler NAACP’s protest filled with prayers for Ferguson

Flagler NAACP’s protest filled with prayers for Ferguson

There’s a disconnect to the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo, of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Specific issues broached a peaceful protest by the Flagler County NAACP in the August killing of the Black teen. Protests erupted across the country, much like this recent […]

Nurses in Flagler planning cruise to Bahamas

Nurses in Flagler planning cruise to Bahamas

Try filling up on entertainment of a plethora of offerings sailing the “Carnival Liberty.” Be up for fun in a getaway to Freeport, Nassau and Half Moon Cay in the Bahama Islands. The Registered Professional Nurses of Flagler County has Gloria Singleton on board to promote the cruise so that others can know what the organization is about. Singleton, […]

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES While November is usually remembered with turkey and pies as the kickoff to the holiday season, it also is National Hospice Awareness Month. Halifax Health-Hospice, which has been in Volusia and Flagler counties for 30 years, recently hired Dr. Ronald L. Durham in an effort to reach out to […]