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Remembering Hobson Bethune

Remembering Hobson Bethune

Retired U.S. Marine Hobson Bethune was memorialized on Aug. 5 at a service at the Gertrude Heyn Chapel at Bethune-Cookman University. A wake was held on Aug. 4 at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Bethune, 61, died on July 24 from injuries sustained in an accident on July 14. Bethune was a grandchild of […]

Daytona Dream Center hosts back-to-school cookout

Daytona Dream Center hosts back-to-school cookout

The Daytona Dream Center, an outreach ministry of Ormond Beach’s Calvary Christian Center, held a back-to-school cookout on Aug. 5 for homeless families with children at Family Renew Community in Holly Hill. The event included face painting, games, dancing, free haircuts, backpacks and school supplies for all students residing in Family Renew’s apartments for homeless […]

Community News

Community News

Sharpton to speak Aug. 19 at Democratic Black Caucus’ fundraiser There’s still time to get tickets for the Volusia County Democratic Black Caucus’ kickoff fundraiser. The caucus will host a Black and Blue Affair Gala on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A VIP reception will […]

Simmons inspires youth with ‘Keep the Peace’ program

Simmons inspires youth with ‘Keep the Peace’ program

BY SHAQUILLE WOODS LOS ANGELES SENTINEL/NNPA Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons recently hosted an event for RushCard’s “Keep The Peace” initiative at the University of Southern California; over 75 young people from southern Los Angeles filled the room. Simmons, who co-founded the prepaid debit card company RushCard, provides grants annually to organizations that promote peace and […]

Wife sets record straight on her success before Tyrese

Wife sets record straight on her success before Tyrese

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM Tyrese’s wife, Samantha Lee Gibson, has taken to social media to stress the importance of women having their own before settling with a man. Tyrese, who has 9-year-old daughter Shayla with ex-wife Norma, secretly wed Samantha on Valentine’s Day, and he initially kept her identity a secret. Meanwhile, Samantha’s latest post […]

OWN brings back church drama, starts podcast

OWN brings back church drama, starts podcast

EURWEB.COM (OWN) Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its original drama series, “Greenleaf” and has launched a new podcast version of its “SuperSoul Sunday” series. “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate and executive producers Winfrey and Clement Virgo will return for a third season, with the promotion of Rick Fox (journalist Darius Nash) to a series regular. The second […]

Poet won Pulitzer while living in housing project

Poet won Pulitzer while living in housing project

BY ERICK JOHNSON CHICAGO CRUSADER NNPA NEWS WIRE Gwendolyn Brooks’ apartment was dark on May 1, 1950. The brilliant, award-winning Black poet, who wrote about life on Chicago’s South Side, had not paid her electric bill. With no electrical power, little money and a 9-year old son to feed Brooks made headlines around the world […]

Megabus now making stops in Daytona

Megabus now making stops in Daytona

Local residents are pleased to have an alternate transportation service BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For local residents looking for another mode of travel out of town, Megabus began providing services in Daytona Beach on Wednesday. The Daytona Beach City Commission approved an agreement with Megabus at its July 19 regular meeting. Both parties are […]

Tournament to honor residents gone too soon due to violence

Tournament to honor residents gone too soon due to violence

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For years, VITAS Healthcare of Volusia-Flagler County has found a way to honor those who have lost their lives to violence and their families. This year’s “Gone Too Soon: Your Life Matters” basketball tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mainland High […]

Art for all ages

Art for all ages

Moises Suriel shares his love of art with children and adults at exhibit opening BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For the next few months, area residents can check out Moises Suriel’s paintings at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. The grand opening for the exhibit was July 28 and Suriel, who lives in Connecticut, […]