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Diversity on the runway still a work in progress

Diversity on the runway still a work in progress

BY SARA BAUKNECHT PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK — Women’s fashion comes in all colors and sizes. So why doesn’t the same typically go for the models who wear the looks on the runway or in magazines? Diversity in fashion — or rather, a lack thereof — has been a potent topic for […]

Foreclosure crisis in US still hammers Blacks

Foreclosure crisis in US still hammers Blacks

BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Willie Ann Lytle faced foreclosure on her home two days before Halloween. So she filed for bankruptcy to save it. Lytle’s parents bought the cheerful house on Addison Road in Capitol Heights, Maryland, for $10,500 in 1948. She was just a year old. Her mother, Margaret, taught her to […]

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Host of PBS show has tips on getting around ‘slavery wall’ BY THERESA WALKER ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, that’s quite […]

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond Midway – The Evolution of An African-American Neighborhood’’ airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 on WDSC TV 15, Daytona State College’s channel. The documentary, the brainchild of Williamson, a […]

107 and doing just fine

107 and doing just fine

Mrs. Elizabeth Durant celebrates birthday surrounded by friends at activity center in DeLand BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF At age 107, Mrs. Elizabeth Durant keeps busy. Most of her days are spent at Sender Retreat Adult Activity Center. There are plenty of activities there for Mrs. Durant and the other seniors who attend the day facility […]

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

NASCAR honors Black journalists organization at diversity event

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was honored by NASCAR at the Daytona International Speedway in the lead up to the Daytona 500 last week. NABJ is the recipient of the 2016 NASCAR Diversity Institution Award. NABJ President Sarah Glover and Sports Task Force Member Ricky Clemmons were presented with the award during a Feb. 19 luncheon. […]

Black Lives Matter, racial injustice inspire reading lists

Black Lives Matter, racial injustice inspire reading lists

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) For 21 years, Lisa Shorney’s book club has focused on fiction, but in September they made an exception. They read “Between the World and Me,” African-American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates’ searing indictment of racism in America, told in the form of a letter to Coates’ teenage son, a young man […]

Social issues get blanket coverage at quilt event

Social issues get blanket coverage at quilt event

BY JESSICA GELT LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) LOS ANGELES—She found her inspiration in the overnight violence report sent every morning to her husband, a district leader for the Chicago public school system. It cataloged students who had been shot, stabbed and killed the night before. Jacquie Gering said her husband wore that weight on his […]

Another shooting, another memorial service

Another shooting, another memorial service

B-CU pays tribute to student fatally shot at off-campus event BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Your life matters.’’ A simple sentence that carries a lot of weight.  It was pronounced by local retired Judge Hubert Grimes Wednesday at a service at Bethune-Cookman University in memory of Don’Kevious Johnson, a student from Belle Glade who died from […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Exhibits, videos highlight achievements of African-Americans in Daytona and beyond BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona produces Black History videos In recognition of Black History Month, the City of Daytona Beach has compiled four videos that highlight local people and places. They focus on the Midtown community, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the […]