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Ku Klux Klan planning protest in South Carolina on July 18

Ku Klux Klan planning protest in South Carolina on July 18

BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The Ku Klux Klan is rallying its troops to protest plans to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is based in Pelham, N.C., plans to demonstrate before the South Carolina capitol July 18, according to […]

White family with Black guest for holiday gets ‘KKK’ spray-painted on car

White family with Black guest for holiday gets ‘KKK’ spray-painted on car

BY STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR. BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM The Fourth of July holiday weekend had barely started for one family in Spring, Texas, when they awoke to find racist and vulgar messages spray-painted on the family’s truck. “My Black friend, he’s been here for two days,” Darren Franke told KHOU-TV. “Me and him hung out in the […]

Black women see job prospects improve

Black women see job prospects improve

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Job prospects for Black women improved in June as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs report by the Labor Department shows. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 years old fell nearly a full percentage point last month […]

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]

An evening with the Alphas

An evening with the Alphas

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its first all-white party the night of June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League. The fundraiser was held at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The party included music by The Love Band (above), dancing and […]

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sixth annual “I Am Ormond Beach” Reunion will honor local icons, including the city’s African-American hero, Derrick K. Bell, who died of leukemia in 1978. A three-day celebration of remembrance and unity is scheduled for July 10-12 and includes a variety of events for family and friends whose lives […]

Huge Harmony of the Seas heading to Florida next year

Huge Harmony of the Seas heading to Florida next year

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS What will be the biggest cruise ship in the world is now more than just a rendering. Planned for 227,000 gross registered tons, Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas had its final block of ship structure lowered into place at the STX France shipyards in Saint Nazaire, France, last month. […]

Reasons some people can’t get out of the poorhouse

Reasons some people can’t get out of the poorhouse

BY ELYSSA KIRKHAM GOBANKINGRATES.COM Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line. A third of higher-income households – those that bring in $75,000 or more a […]

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy

Allen Chapel’s Mugala wants to see ongoing dialogue on race BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Nathan Mugala had just driven to his Daytona Beach home from Jacksonville when he turned on his television and heard the tragic news that stunned the nation. A lone, White gunman had opened fire during a Bible study […]

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

Local kids getting free meals during summer programs

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The federal government is trying to make sure that no child goes hungry. Free, nutritious meals and snacks are being provided at 72 sites in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities due to a federally funded, state-administered program that began June 8 and will continue through Aug. 14. The programs are […]