From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

BY MARTIN JOHNSON THE ROOT Some of the Christmas celebrations around the world resemble those everywhere, with food, family and good times. Others are quite different,...

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Three musical legends and a few up-and-coming artists met at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on May 30 to...

Mayhew installation includes plenty of praise and worship

The congregation was blessed to join United Evangelical & Missionary Outreach Church (UEMOC) for praise and worship during the first of three events leading...

Analysis of killings by police shows major risk for young Black males

BY RYAN GABRIELSON, RYANN GROCHOWSKI JONES AND ERIC SAGARA PROPUBLICA Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead...

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But...

Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Vince Carter never dreamed he would play this long. But there he was Monday night, suiting up as his...

Community News

Summer finale party set for Aug. 15 at DeLand YMCA The DeLand Family YMCA is hosting the Best Summer Ever Finale Party on Aug....

Campbell’s Family Literacy Night set for Jan. 25

Campbell Middle School will present a “Literacy Among the Stars” Family Literacy Night on Jan. 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Games, books, children activities...

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at...

Hodges twins shine at Calvary Academy

The seniors are key members of multiple teams at the Ormond Beach school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hope and Faith Hodges are excelling in academics...

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