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In observance of Women’s History Month, the National Hookup of Black Women, Inc. Volusia County chapter (NHBW), will host a virtual event at 4 p.m., March 27. The keynote speaker is Michele Jones-Galvin, author of “Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People” and the third-generation niece of Harriet Tubman.  She will take participants […]

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES When the next F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival rolls around in January 2020, the organizer and creator will have her own recent book to showcase. The third installment in Donna Gray-Banks’ trilogy was released this month, eight years after her second entry was published. Through her book festival, she brings in authors […]

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The commemorative observance of Women’s History Month initiates a go-to, must-see event about the roles that women play in shaping the community and our nation. A place where women’s voices will amplify as motivational speakers is the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 South Beach St., Ormond Beach. That’s March 10 to see the speakers for […]

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Veronica H. Hart will lead a free workshop on writing fantasy fiction from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The award-winning author will offer tips on building a world and populating it with fantastic characters. Hart is a consultant to various publishers and regional […]

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One of life’s travails is our falling prey to losing our children. Genevieve Elise is bringing new energy into play.  Many of our children are caught up in being bullied. She offers resources during a time when young people need positive reinforcement. She has an edge on developing conscious-literature books. She’s CEO of Flagrant Publishing […]

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Cynthia Wilson-Graham, co-author of “Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs,” will be the keynote speaker at the Friends of John H. Dickerson Heritage Library’s 18th Annual Author Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Paradise Park was […]

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“Intimate Apparel” depicts an exquisite, emotional story of longing, love, and betrayal, and what’s more, a timeless story of a woman’s strength and courage. The backstory takes place in 1905, detailing an illiterate Black seamstress living in a New York City women’s boarding house, and sewing intimate apparel for women of different backgrounds. Lonely, longing […]