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More ‘Cornbread’ for kids in Daytona

More ‘Cornbread’ for kids in Daytona

Author Vince Taylor, creator of the popular “Cornbread’ children’s book series, returned to the Midtown Educational and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach on June 30. More than 300 kids watched Taylor and his tall character Cornbread engage young in learning exercises that keep them on their feet.  Taylor, an educator from Duval County, uses rhythmic […]

Putnam woman following in father’s footsteps as funeral director

Putnam woman following in father’s footsteps as funeral director

Oftentimes, we wish we had the capability of knowing what lies around the corner. But for Karla N. Flagg-Wright, she’s able to see the investment that God has made in her here-and-now experience. She’s got a grip on being certified a licensed funeral director by the State of Florida. She comes from a distinguished, well-known family, […]

Old motels used to help homeless heal

Old motels used to help homeless heal

California sites turned into model recovery centers BY DAVID GORN KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Just up the freeway from Disneyland, in the Orange County city of Buena Park, Calif., Paul Leon stood outside the beat-up remnant of a seedy motel. Above him, a faded pink sign advertised the Coral Motel, whose rooms back […]

A reminder that we have not overcome

A reminder that we have not overcome

National NAACP leader Hilary Shelton addresses law enforcement and voting issues during speech at local branch’s annual banquet. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Inequality and injustice remain major concerns of the National NAACP, one of the organization’s leaders said June 25 in Daytona Beach. Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’s Washington Bureau director and senior vice […]

A lesson from a pro

A lesson from a pro

Local students learn football principles and much more at clinic presented by Bruce McNorton Retired NFL player Bruce McNorton held his 10th local football clinic on June 25 sharing his skill and advice with area students. The free clinic for boys and girls was held at the Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex in Daytona Beach. […]

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority has restarted construction on a long-awaited housing development. Construction on The Villages at Halifax II, located in the 200 block of Keech Street, started back up in February. It is the site of the former Daytona Village Apartments, which was located there for about 40 […]

Affordable-housing dreams become Section 8 nightmares

Affordable-housing dreams become Section 8 nightmares

BY DREW JOHNSON URBAN NEWS SERVICE Congress created Section 8 vouchers to offer very-low-income Americans “decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.” But recent examinations have found many such homes far from decent, safe or sanitary. Despite these promises from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website, this federal housing voucher program places […]

Cole delights audience with jazz classics during café performance

Cole delights audience with jazz classics during café performance

Jazz aficionados spent an unforgettable evening on June 24 with vocalist Linda Cole unlocking the great American classical art form of jazz. On the music front, the venue was billed as a Gospel/Jazz Café in a series by musicians on consecutive Fridays at First Church. The café gave new life to gospel/jazz music. It was […]

SCLC names headquarters after current president

SCLC names headquarters after current president

Charles Steele Jr., the only person to serve twice as president of the civil rights group, has been widely recognized for raising most of the $3.5 million to erect the two-story building. BY GEORGE CURRY EMERGENEWSONLINE.COM ATLANTA – The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Atlanta-based civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

Economic power of consumers limited by ignorance about credit

Economic power of consumers limited by ignorance about credit

New survey shows how credit scores create financial woes BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Despite the level of economic destruction suffered by millions of Americans – and disparately by African-Americans – during the housing crisis, many people still have only basic knowledge of credit scoring rather than knowledge of the complexities still […]