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Flagler NAACP to showcase youth at ACT-SO banquet

Flagler NAACP to showcase youth at ACT-SO banquet

The Flagler NAACP ACT-SO Awards Banquet, taking place March 16, 3 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, will showcase first-place winners of the Olympics of the Mind Competition who will advance to the National Competition come July in Las Vegas. Since it exemplified great talent, Branch President Linda Sharpe Haywood […]

Flagler youth take in Black history of St. Augustine

Flagler youth take in Black history of St. Augustine

Youth groups from the Chi Delta Omega Chapter (SMART AKAdemy and Emerging Young Leaders) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority accompanied by the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Youth Ministry, the Delta Gems, and the Girls Mentoring Group of the Flagler Public Schools traveled on a Black Heritage Tour of St. Augustine. Kowanna Johnson, Chi Delta Omega’s […]

Bill calling for pilot  program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

Bill calling for pilot program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted […]

Jazz and eggs: Society hosts breakfast to fund cultural programs

Jazz and eggs: Society hosts breakfast to fund cultural programs

It was undeniably a cool collection of hits by Rob’s JazzExpress for the recent 12th Annual Jazz Breakfast in support of the African American Cultural Society and its cultural programs. The breakfast was presented by the Omni Committee at the African American Cultural Society. Cultural programs funded by the revenues pulled in, and combined with […]

Sorority serves dinner to Flagler veterans

Sorority serves dinner to Flagler veterans

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with regard to Chapter 86 of the Flagler Beach Disabled American Veterans, which takes in Flagler County. Under President Sue Fray’s leadership, the sorority prepared and served dinner to 20 veterans, their […]

Family, friends, sorors celebrate 80th birthday of retired educator

Family, friends, sorors celebrate 80th birthday of retired educator

Birthdays are opportunities to celebrate someone we care about and appreciate. So, this was cause to celebrate Eva Cofield’s birthday, her special place that no one can fill because she is amazing! Family, friends and sorority sisters trekked to Miami from near and far, including Atlanta and Detroit. And still, Palm Coast was in the […]

Coming soon: The Youth Black History Reality Show

Coming soon: The Youth Black History Reality Show

Lighting up the stage and shedding light, the Youth Black History Reality Show provides rich history and contributions to the world from a contingency of African-American achievers. Youth from local churches, sororities and the community as well will adapt scenarios featuring such standouts as Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Maya Angelou, James Weldon Johnson, Osceola McCarty, Gordon […]

Judge reinforces King’s message at Flagler program

Judge reinforces King’s message at Flagler program

Judge Hubert L. Grimes, keynote speaker for Dr. Martin Luther King Day, spoke of Dr. King’s dream as part of a larger dream of finishing the work of Jesus, and knowing that people need help in understanding God’s blessings and the evils of this world. The audience wrapped their minds around the judge’s appeal during […]

Planners pore over plans for new Bethune festival

Planners pore over plans for new Bethune festival

Key players lunched following a rollout of a presentation of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival, while enjoying the ambience at Las Palmas, a residence in Palm Coast for retirement living. The residence on occasion is utilized for marketing pursuits. The festival, scheduled for April 6-13 in Daytona Beach, will honor the […]

Mom’s scholarship fund keeps military son’s legacy alive

Mom’s scholarship fund keeps military son’s legacy alive

Collecting food, cash and check donations evoke memories that connect Cathy Heighter with her past. She’s a Gold Star Mother distinguished by losing a child in military service. Pfc. Raheen Heighter, a 22-year-old infantryman when his convoy came under fire, was killed in Iraq in 2003. Raheen’s mom became an advocate/fund-raiser for military families and […]