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Something for everyone at book festival

Something for everyone at book festival

More than 40 authors participate in sixth annual literary event. COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For book lovers, the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center was the place to be last weekend. More than 40 authors from across the country participated in the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival held Jan. 12-14 in Daytona Beach. From comic books to […]

New police chief plans to boost outreach in Black community

New police chief plans to boost outreach in Black community

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department is under a new command. Longtime Daytona Beach Police Officer Craig “Spike’’ Capri was sworn in as chief during a ceremony last week in front of a packed house at City Hall. “I’ve always had faith in myself, this department and community. I am very […]

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach. The performance is free and open to all. “Oh, What Love” features vibrant, original music, dance routines, stories of transformation and audiovisual effects. The show fuses lively contemporary gospel with traditional […]

Principal: ‘We must take responsibility for keeping the dream alive’

Principal: ‘We must take responsibility for keeping the dream alive’

Dr. Earl Johnson, school principal at the area’s Matanzas High School, drew attention to issues that we are facing today. What we lack were dealt with in Dr. Johnson’s keynote address for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial celebration on Monday. It was presented by the New York City Transit Retirees of Palm […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Sorority seeks candidates for Men of Tomorrow program The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is looking for candidates for its biennial Men of Tomorrow program that celebrates the African-American male by introducing 11th and 12th grade young men to various cultural, educational and social experiences. The sorority will conduct an orientation […]

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

The Linda Cole Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Santa Maria Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office or at the door. Cole, a well-known jazz singer in the area and a gospel singer since early childhood, will perform […]

Obama, spending power drives Blacks’ consumer confidence

Obama, spending power drives Blacks’ consumer confidence

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Despite a plethora of economic and social challenges, African-Americans remain among the most optimistic consumer groups in the nation’s economy. A recent report by the market research firm, Packaged Facts, revealed that nearly half (47 percent) of African-Americans believe they will be better off financially 12 months from now. […]

Pastors leading the way for local MLK tributes

Pastors leading the way for local MLK tributes

Bryant to speak at B-CU; other ministers will preach, teach at weekend events BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jamal Bryant is a Maryland-based pastor known nationally for his fight against discrimination, police brutality, mass incarceration and other issues impacting African-Americans. On April 27, 2015, he delivered the eulogy of Freddie Gray, who died on […]

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

Campbell Middle’s new principal hosts meet and greet with parents, community about his plans to improve scores at the school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jerry Picott has big plans for Campbell Middle School and he’s wasting no time moving them forward. On Jan. 5, the new principal reached out to the community during […]

Bishop and historian to participate in book festival

Bishop and historian to participate in book festival

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A local bishop and the first-ever diarist to a president are two of the authors participating in this weekend’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center. Bishop Derek Triplett, retired founding pastor of Hope Fellowship Church, will be one of the 40 authors participating in this weekend’s book […]