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May 29 program to honor veterans Lohman Community Outreach will host a Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance to honor local veterans on May 29. The 11 a.m. service will take place will take place at Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave. The family-friendly event is free and a lunch will be provided after the program. Lohman […]

Bill limits power of Black Librarian of Congress

Bill limits power of Black Librarian of Congress

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE In a vote of 378 to 48, the House passed legislation to take power away from the current Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. The legislation, H.R. 1695, authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), would limit the powers of the librarian. It […]

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ campaign

NNPA NEWSWIRE The Black AIDS Institute has announced a national digital-community campaign titled “30 Days of HIV.” Launching on May 2 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV and health-related events serving Black communities, an Instagram storytelling […]

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In random order, here’s who’s up and who’s down in Daytona Beach in the wake of Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement controversy last week. WINNERS •Reverends Patrick Harden (New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church), Evan Smith (Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church) and Jeffrey Dove (Allen Chapel AME, New Smyrna Beach): These ministers were […]

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

A day for recognition, roses Dr. Michael A. Chambers, pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, takes time out of the May 14 morning service to pay tribute to mothers. Mothers who are in their 80s received roses and special recognition. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

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 […]