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Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the midst of all the adversity facing Campbell Middle School, there was reason for celebration on Wednesday morning. The school that is in the heart of Daytona Beach’s Black community held its Earl C. McCrary II Eighth Grade End-of-the-Year Celebration in the gymnasium that also bears McCrary’s name. Campbell […]

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the past four years, LaKesha Green has been driving from Daytona Beach to Palatka twice a week to help girls in that area focus on self-esteem. Now she’s offering her free “Phenomenal Princess’’ program in Daytona. The first Daytona meeting was held earlier this month at New Hope Missionary […]

Ministry helps women embrace their inner and outer beauty

Ministry helps women embrace their inner and outer beauty

It was remarkable insight into gaining essential tips while being lavishly pampered for a day and celebrating women to be as resilient as they are. The women were recommended by persons in the community to enjoy the glam, but, importantly, discover their inner beauty. The outreach was held recently at the Hilton Garden Inn in […]

Bill to celebrate 400 years of Black history passes U.S. House

Bill to celebrate 400 years of Black history passes U.S. House

BY LAUREN VICTORIAL BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African-American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the […]

Obama center expected to revitalize Chicago’s South Side

Obama center expected to revitalize Chicago’s South Side

TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama showed off a model of the Obama Presidential Center last week, which will honor the nation’s first African-American president as well as help to revitalize neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side where the center will call home. The $500 million, 200,000 square-foot center […]

Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


The Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive room 516C, Daytona Beach. Dr. Diana Lee, Partnership chair, will discuss how employers can save money by legally only hiring non-smokers, worksite changes to help employees stop using tobacco and […]

Local National Council of Negro Women hosts Pretty Hat Tea

Local National Council of Negro Women hosts Pretty Hat Tea

The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. recently hosted its annual “Pretty Hat Tea.’’ The event is an opportunity for the group to bring women together to learn more about various health issues in a social environment. Area physician Dr. Delicia Haynes was the guest speaker at the tea held […]

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

Boos, jeers greet commencement speaker DeVos BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Lexis Melo was one of about 300 students who graduated from Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to the commencement ceremony, she summed up the thoughts of many of her fellow graduates. Just before entering the Ocean Center for B-CU’s noon commencement ceremony, Melo […]

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will place two historical markers at Mary McLeod Bethune Park in New Smyrna Beach during a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 19. The park is located 6655 South Atlantic Ave. The County Council will unveil two historical panels that tell the story of Bethune […]

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shyriaka “Shy’’ Morris is an artist, entrepreneur and community activist. The 41-year-old divorced mother of four has a degree in early childhood education and has made a living selling paintings and sculptures and teaching art. “I’ve seen many single women in my family and others outside my family succeed. I […]