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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 […]

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Palm Coast will have a public Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Fallen Heroes Memorial recognizes the selfless acts of courage exemplified by the members of the Police, Fire and EMS departments. […]

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

They were there About 40 residents from Volusia and Flagler counties boarded a bus on Friday, Aug. 24 headed to Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the march […]

Nation’s first Black paratrooper Walter Morris continues to make a difference in Flagler

Nation’s first Black paratrooper Walter Morris continues to make a difference in Flagler

A revered person in Palm Coast once mentioned that I should resonate stories about people because generally no one will tell our story but us. And so, my story of Walter Morris resonates a collaboration with Madalin Olivia Trigg Price, Ph.D. En route, Dr. Price charted her course in radio, TV and film. She’s a retired faculty […]

A milestone for little ones at Palm Harbor Academy

A milestone for little ones at Palm Harbor Academy

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) students and other kindergarteners from a school were attuned to celebrating the first milestone of student achievement. The kids were part of a recent graduation at Palm Harbor Academy. Parents were joined by other guests also wishing the best for the students. Student achievement expressed the commencement speech of Joy Blake, the […]

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

The Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) has made its mark as a Flagler County NAACP enrichment program, encouraging high academic and cultural achievement among underserved minority high school students. The arts outreach for Summer 2013 is a supportive collaboration by the Flagler Police Athletic League (PAL), the Flagler School District, and the Flagler Sheriff’s […]