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A final salute to paratrooper Walter Morris

A final salute to paratrooper Walter Morris

Walter Morris’ funeral at the African American Cultural Society (AACS) punctuated his high profile, being first in a unit, distinguished to be called the 555th Parachute Infantry Company, and later becoming known as the “Triple Nickle.” Mr. Morris acted as the first sergeant and had the Black soldiers emulate the White parachute students in training. […]

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

The City of Palm Coast has extended the deadline to Friday, Oct. 25, to sign up for the Ormond Beach Senior Games sports events to be held in Palm Coast and Bunnell. In addition, an online registration option has been added to make registration easy. Archery, dance, horseshoes and powerlifting will be held in Flagler. […]

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

The African American Cultural Society has announced that Walter Morris inverted his parachute and has ascended to heaven. After a brief hospital stay on Oct. 3, he was released to Grand Oaks and expected to recuperate and receive physical therapy. Mr. Morris passed away Sunday at 5:30 p.m. He was 92 years old. He is […]

Oct. 23 meeting in Palm Coast to address house-purchasing grant

Oct. 23 meeting in Palm Coast to address house-purchasing grant

Time is running out to participate in the City of Palm Coast’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program  in which eligible homebuyers can receive federal grant funding to buy and rehab a foreclosed or distressed home. The city will have an informational meeting about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Flagler County […]

Cultural society salutes its men

Cultural society salutes its men

At the end of the day, a “Recognition Luncheon Honoring Men of AACS, Inc.” spirited camaraderie for a well-planned event, recently recognizing the men moving the African American Cultural Society (AACS) forward. Twenty-eight men resounded to be part of the cultural society, yet separate, and trading suits and uniforms for paintbrushes and mops. They comprise a […]

Adderley to be headliner at jazz event next month

Adderley to be headliner at jazz event next month

Gloria Benjamin invited me and hubby Louie to the season opener of the North East Florida Jazz Association (NEFJA). You’ll get a feel of what Mrs. Benjamin does. She participates in the recreational retiree programs at Palm Coast Community Center, and she’s completed the Palm Coast Citizens Academy while placing interest in First Church, the […]

Pioneer paratrooper to be honored at Onyx Awards

Pioneer paratrooper to be honored at Onyx Awards

Walter Morris was the first chosen for an all-Black 555th Parachute Infantry Company during World War II. The company became a battalion and later merged with the elite 82nd Airborne Division. The division unified the U.S. Army in 1947, a whole year prior to President Truman’s integrating the Armed Forces by Executive Order. The 555th […]

Flagler Heritage Festival coming this month

Flagler Heritage Festival coming this month

Vivian Richardson has announced that “Heritage Crossroads: Miles of History” has embarked on another “Flagler Heritage Festival.’’ It is scheduled for Sept. 28, 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Thunder Gulch Campgrounds – U.S. 1 near Royal Palms Parkway, Bunnell. Richardson is chairman of the board of directors of the African American Cultural Society (AACS), president […]

First Church offers youth activities, parenting seminar

First Church offers youth activities, parenting seminar

For years, First Church has been using the motto, “The Church Where the Spirit Flows,” which best describes Jesus’ five purposes for His church and putting in use the acronym FLOWS: Fellowship, Learning, Outreach, Worship, and Service. Each service, program, event, and ministry has been designed to fulfill one of the purposes. And so, I’ve […]

Carver High school remembers past, celebrates present, embraces future

Carver High school remembers past, celebrates present, embraces future

I’m back after a long summer vacation. I’ve rolled up my sleeves writing about a recent class reunion of the George Washington Carver High School alumni. The theme was “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future.” Almost 70 students reconnected with their school days and personal accomplishments since graduating in the 1960s prior […]