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Butts Miracle Temple to honor overseer

Butts Miracle Temple to honor overseer

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Overseer Mother Willie Mae Butts will celebrate 55 years of ministry on March 18 and 19 at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, 636 Hawk St., Daytona Beach. Service times are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 and 5 p.m. on March 19. Special guests will include Pastor Patricia […]

Focus

Focus

Bike Week to impact Votran service Bike Week brings heavy traffic, and Votran riders should expect some delays, interruptions and possible route deviations. Schedule delays will occur from March 4 through 13. Detours are subject to change without notice. “Votran will make every effort to notify customers as soon as the detours and route deviations […]

An update on actress with local ties

An update on actress with local ties

Here’s a take on actress Wendy Davis, who stepped onto the soundstage as Lt. Col. Joan Burton until the season seven finale ended the role of a dedicated soldier in the Lifetime TV series. In 2007 to 2013, “Army Wives’’ was the network’s highest-rated series in a 23-year history. Wendy occasionally appears in this column, […]

From Civil War to Civil Rights

From Civil War to Civil Rights

Frank Smith’s life has been about activism, honor and service. BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted – by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping Blacks register to vote. “After […]

Diversity on the runway still a work in progress

Diversity on the runway still a work in progress

BY SARA BAUKNECHT PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK — Women’s fashion comes in all colors and sizes. So why doesn’t the same typically go for the models who wear the looks on the runway or in magazines? Diversity in fashion — or rather, a lack thereof — has been a potent topic for […]

Foreclosure crisis in US still hammers Blacks

Foreclosure crisis in US still hammers Blacks

BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Willie Ann Lytle faced foreclosure on her home two days before Halloween. So she filed for bankruptcy to save it. Lytle’s parents bought the cheerful house on Addison Road in Capitol Heights, Maryland, for $10,500 in 1948. She was just a year old. Her mother, Margaret, taught her to […]

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Host of PBS show has tips on getting around ‘slavery wall’ BY THERESA WALKER ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, that’s quite […]

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond Midway – The Evolution of An African-American Neighborhood’’ airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 on WDSC TV 15, Daytona State College’s channel. The documentary, the brainchild of Williamson, a […]

107 and doing just fine

107 and doing just fine

Mrs. Elizabeth Durant celebrates birthday surrounded by friends at activity center in DeLand BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF At age 107, Mrs. Elizabeth Durant keeps busy. Most of her days are spent at Sender Retreat Adult Activity Center. There are plenty of activities there for Mrs. Durant and the other seniors who attend the day facility […]

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was honored by NASCAR at the Daytona International Speedway in the lead up to the Daytona 500 last week. NABJ is the recipient of the 2016 NASCAR Diversity Institution Award. NABJ President Sarah Glover and Sports Task Force Member Ricky Clemmons were presented with the award during a Feb. 19 luncheon. […]