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Palm Coast expert on Black history will speak at library event

Palm Coast expert on Black history will speak at library event

Lionel Holder, education chairman at the African American Cultural Society, often speaks of the members of its speakers bureau, educating “the community, utilizing presentations, lectures and group discussions relative to African and African-American contributions to world civilizations and our nation.” Fast forward: Robert Whiting, an independent speaker, as well as the organization’s bureau speaker, will […]

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

The 26th Annual Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Festival took place from Feb. 3-5 at Pettis Park. The free festival was presented by the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum also known as the Heritage House. The first day was filled with tours of the museum and the historic shotgun house, which is located in […]

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Director reflects on Baldwin’s eloquence, impact

Director reflects on Baldwin’s eloquence, impact

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE On the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest men of letters. […]

Film series continues at college

Film series continues at college

Daytona State College is continuing its film series of rare African-American filmmakers. They are being shown in the Southeast Museum of Photography Madorsky Theater, 1200 International Speedway Blvd., Hosseini Center. “First Fight. Then Fiddle. Black Identity in American Cinema 1920 -2016’’ showcases films from a new collection titled “Pioneers of African-American Cinema,’’ a series of […]

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

‘WE CAN’T GO BACKWARDS’

Local Muslims reflect on immigration ban, direction of country BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local Muslims had plenty to say this week about President Donald Trump’s executive order on Jan. 28 that temporarily bans certain immigrants from entering the United States. Refugees are banned from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven […]

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

Art exhibit at Golden center closes

The City of Daytona Beach hosted a closing reception on Jan. 27 for the popular art exhibit “Bridging the Waters – West Meets East” at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, which is located at 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The exhibit is the work of artist Michael Massenburg of Los Angeles, California and […]

Black History Month events: Exhibits, festivals and films

Black History Month events: Exhibits, festivals and films

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Here’s a roundup of Black History Month events that are happening locally. Many are free to the public. ‘Divided Soul’ exhibit The “Divided Soul’’ Art Showcase is heading to the Yvonne Golden-Scarlet Golden Cultural & Educational Center, located at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach. All of the art is […]

Former resident Kenneth Kinsler dies

Former resident Kenneth Kinsler dies

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF ORLANDO – Kenneth “Kenny” Kinsler, one of the first Black athletes to desegregate Seabreeze High School’s racially segregated athletic program, died Jan. 24 in Orlando after a long illness. He would have turned 62 on Feb. 3. Kinsler was born on February 3, 1955 to Patsy Tiller and the late […]

Black History Month event topic: Where Do We Go from Here?

Black History Month event topic: Where Do We Go from Here?

Promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have taken the reins tapping into a second year of bringing events for Black History Month. The presentations have drawn the promoters to the Ormond Beach Public Library where jazz vocalist Linda Cole will show genius Feb. 3 for the duo’s opening of Black History Month. Green made his […]