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Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

The Linda Cole Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Santa Maria Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office or at the door. Cole, a well-known jazz singer in the area and a gospel singer since early childhood, will perform […]

Obama, spending power drives Blacks’ consumer confidence

Obama, spending power drives Blacks’ consumer confidence

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Despite a plethora of economic and social challenges, African-Americans remain among the most optimistic consumer groups in the nation’s economy. A recent report by the market research firm, Packaged Facts, revealed that nearly half (47 percent) of African-Americans believe they will be better off financially 12 months from now. […]

Pastors leading the way for local MLK tributes

Pastors leading the way for local MLK tributes

Bryant to speak at B-CU; other ministers will preach, teach at weekend events BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jamal Bryant is a Maryland-based pastor known nationally for his fight against discrimination, police brutality, mass incarceration and other issues impacting African-Americans. On April 27, 2015, he delivered the eulogy of Freddie Gray, who died on […]

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

Campbell Middle’s new principal hosts meet and greet with parents, community about his plans to improve scores at the school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jerry Picott has big plans for Campbell Middle School and he’s wasting no time moving them forward. On Jan. 5, the new principal reached out to the community during […]

Bishop and historian to participate in book festival

Bishop and historian to participate in book festival

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A local bishop and the first-ever diarist to a president are two of the authors participating in this weekend’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center. Bishop Derek Triplett, retired founding pastor of Hope Fellowship Church, will be one of the 40 authors participating in this weekend’s book […]

7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — You’ve seen the headlines and you’ve heard the slogans: Obamacare is on the chopping block and President-elect Donald Trump is going to replace it with “something terrific.” But what are the new president and Congress really going to do? How much of the current law will […]

Did Chitwood improve relations as police chief?

Did Chitwood improve relations as police chief?

Black leaders, residents offer positive comments about his former role as Daytona’s top cop BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A nearly packed house at Bethune-Cookman University’s Performing Arts Center watched Tuesday as former Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood was sworn in as sheriff of Volusia County. Chitwood was elected to the position last year […]

F.R.E.S.H. festival will include books, films

F.R.E.S.H. festival will include books, films

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Brenda Jackson, the first African-American author to make both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, will be one of the featured authors at this month’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival in Daytona Beach. The festival takes place Jan. 12-14 and will include presentations by Jackson and other authors as […]

African American Chamber to honor businesses at Jan. 14 event

African American Chamber to honor businesses at Jan. 14 event

BLACKNEWS.COM The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) will presents its 2017 Eagle Awards on Jan. 14 at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The AACCCF will recognize businesses that have made a positive impact on the Central Florida community. Serving Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, […]

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

A Celebration of Life for Edith Goodman White Hodges will be held at 1 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 7 at Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George. W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach. Mrs. Hodges passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. A native of Daytona Beach, Mrs. Hodges was born on March 18, 1942 to the […]