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Keeping the dream alive

Keeping the dream alive

Plenty of tributes planned for MLK weekend COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Numerous events are scheduled locally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon would have been 85 on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Area observances will include breakfast events, a banquet, marches and worship services. DAYTONA BEACH The Martin Luther […]

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

Jackson gives kids a lesson on King, education

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson recognized students from Turie T. Small Elementary School last week for making the fall semester honor roll during a luncheon at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Students who made exceptional academic gains and demonstrated good citizenship also were recognized. About 90 […]

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

New Mt. Zion celebrating 116th year during King weekend

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its 116th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 19, and recognizing their new senior pastor, the Rev. Melvin Dawson. The church’s rich history includes a relationship with sister church Mt. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Daytona Beach. “Because many of the members […]

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Civil rights icon received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 BY ZACHARY LESTER NNPA NEWS SERVICE When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third Black recipient and the second African-American, following […]

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

BY SEAN SPOSITO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT The criminals who cracked Target’s defenses, stealing debit and credit card information of as many as 40 million shoppers who swiped at the retailer’s stores, exposed a major vulnerability in the way Americans pay. “The credit card system is inherently broken,” said Jeremiah Grossman, the chief technology officer of Web-application […]

Al Jazeera America to Air Current Affairs Show With Kim Bondy

Al Jazeera America to Air Current Affairs Show With Kim Bondy

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch later this year, announced Thursday that a one-hour current affairs magazine program called “America Tonight” will be at the heart of its daily schedule. Former CNN executive producer Kim Bondy will be America Tonight’s senior executive producer. Adam May, Lori Jane Gliha and Christof […]

Alice Walker Writings Draw Fresh Attack from Anti-Defamation League

Alice Walker Writings Draw Fresh Attack from Anti-Defamation League

Alice Walker (Courtesy Photo/Facebook) The Anti-Defamation League on June 18 derided Pulitzer Prize-winning author and essayist Alice Walker over the “fervently anti-Jewish ideas” that they say permeates her latest book. Walker’s The Cushion in the Road, a series of essays on varying topics, contains an 80-page “screed” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that uses “extremely vitriolic and hateful […]

Black Writer Named to Second Term as the Nation’s Poet Laureate

Black Writer Named to Second Term as the Nation’s Poet Laureate

African-American poet Natasha Trethewey has been reappointed to another term as Poet Laureate of the United States, “the nation’s official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans,” according to the Library of Congress. Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, is also serving a four-year […]

Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

FEC to meet minds on fostering Black movie presence Black filmmakers and TV producers will meet during a power packed session to discuss making their mark in the booming television and film industry in South Florida. On the heels of one of the largest Black film festivals, members of the Florida Entertainment Connection [FEC] will […]