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African American Cultural Society honors dutiful members at annual awards luncheon

African American Cultural Society honors dutiful members at annual awards luncheon

Stephanie Robinson rolled out the acts of achievement for a presentation of the 2015 Awards Luncheon that recently paid tribute to the members of the African American Cultural Society (AACS). They were the best achievers chosen by Awards Chairman Robinson and the committee: Walter Boone, Loretta Bryant, along with AACS President Stephanie Ecklin. The late President […]

Flagler County offering free ‘storm spotters’ class

Flagler County offering free ‘storm spotters’ class

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service will host a Skywarn Storm Spotter class on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The class will be taught by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and will cover everything from cloud formations to thunderstorm development to visual predictions. It will […]

Author on mission to educate and empower youth through collection of animated stories

Author on mission to educate and empower youth through collection of animated stories

In a social climate where the value of Black lives in America is often questioned, one author has elected to draw on history to remind today’s youth of their powerful origins. Barbara Solomon, founder of Adzua Arts and author of the “Princess Kamala’’ book series, has for several years dedicated her work to creating animated […]

Pastor tells how young Zion Baptist helping the lost, rejected

Pastor tells how young Zion Baptist helping the lost, rejected

The Rev. Charlene Cothran, pastor of Zion Baptist Church of Palm Coast, recently weighed in on the fruit of the Lord’s branch at Zion, uniquely planted in 2013. “Two years later, here we are in our new sanctuary…” said Pastor Cothran, “and God has really blessed us. He’s laying a wonderful foundation of a loving family.” […]

NAACP learns how flagship program works at schools

NAACP learns how flagship program works at schools

Members of the Flagler County NAACP through dialogue pressed for opportunities on the same playing field for all students in the Flagler County schools. This happened at a recent NAACP meeting at the African American Cultural Society. However, part and parcel will only be addressed here regarding the discussion. “We want to be sure we are preparing […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha helps students with school supplies

Alpha Kappa Alpha helps students with school supplies

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. revels to have filled 190 chapter-collected backpacks with school supplies for distribution by local organizations throughout Flagler and the surrounding counties. Thirty-one sorors worked feverishly to ensure that students affiliated with these organizations would become recipients of the endeavor. The Rev. Theresa Waters is […]

‘Motown & Mo’ to dazzle Palm Coast

‘Motown & Mo’ to dazzle Palm Coast

“Motown & Mo’” will deserve big “props” following performances of talented voices and style during its 18th season, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., and Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Cast members are working at Palm Coast Community Center for celebrity appearances, mimicking the superstars of Motown and beyond, in addition to engaging theatrics and setting lip sync […]

Plenty of new and old favorites at Gospelfest

Plenty of new and old favorites at Gospelfest

Enthusiasts poured in from the rain for a Gospelfest, attesting to “having church,” and showering a number of vocalists. The performers cast their talents, getting their praises on for the Gospelfest and dinner recently held by the Women’s Day Committee of First Church. The committee accepted the tickets to the fest and for a delicious […]

Cookout kicks off busy season of activities for AACS

Cookout kicks off busy season of activities for AACS

The annual cookout began the opening of the African American Cultural Society (AACS) resuming a full schedule of annual activities. The members returned from summer to begin a year “perpetuating the cultural heritage of African-Americans and the African Diaspora through social, educational, artistic, and intellectual activities.” It attracted members and friends to the Hammock Community […]

Quality education for students the focus of Flagler NAACP banquet

Quality education for students the focus of Flagler NAACP banquet

BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES It was a suave affair, drawing attention to the school-to-prison pipeline that resulted in positive change. On Saturday evening, the Flagler County NAACP sponsored its Freedom Fund Banquet in Palm Coast at the exquisite Hammock Beach Resort. The Aug. 29 event was a black-tie splash in fine dining and […]