Weather: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
In Court: Drug Court convenes before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, Kim C. Hammond Justice Center 1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 1, Bunnell.
Daytona State College’s Falcon Experience Night for Prospective Nurses: Are you interested in becoming a registered nurse and live in the Flagler County area? If so, then we have a place for you at our upcoming Falcon Experience Night on May 19th beginning at 5:30 pm. This event will take place at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus located at 3000 Palm Coast Pkwy SE, Palm Coast. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and experience what it takes to get into our Associate of Science Nursing Degree program, which will also allow you to transfer into our Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program. Click here to get registered for this unique event. You can also call us at (386) 506-3642 to schedule your appointment.
“The Odd Couple: Female version,” at the Daytona Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. on May 19, 20 and 21, 2 p.m. on May 22. Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. Neil Simon’s revised hit show transforms the lead characters to messy Olive Madison and fastidious Florence Unger. Their girlfriends come by to enjoy their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s sloppy apartment and things get messy. Book tickets here.
Notably: It is Malcolm X’s birthday (1925). From the Amsterdam News on Wednesday: “Often misunderstood as a hate preacher and an advocate for violence, simply because he encouraged Black people to love themselves, what has been overlooked is his human rights plight for his people. After enduring centuries of emotional, psychological, and physical slavery in the wilderness of North America, many Black people thought that assimilating with their oppressors was what determined their freedom and success. However, Malcolm X utilized the theology of his Garveyite upbringing, as well as that from the Nation of Islam, in advocating Americanized-Africans to be a self-determining people. Homelessness, inadequate education, police terrorism, and rampant unemployment were just some of the issues plaguing Black communities.”
Now this: A performance of “Celtic Force,” arranged by Steven Frackenpohl, at the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Music Camp Concert, May, 2022, with Jack Lisenby, violin, Austin Williams, violin, Zachary Esquivel Novek, viola, Paul Grau, cello and Stanley Gatzek, bass.
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Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Separation Chat: Open Discussion
The Circle of Light A Course in Miracles Study Group
Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library
Flagler County Republican Club Meeting
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The overwhelming weakness of hero worship, often, is the belief that the community of hero worshipers possesses the definitive understanding of the subject—in this instance, Malcolm–and that critical dissenters from the received view of Malcolm are traitors to black unity, inauthentic heirs to his political legacy, or misguided interpreters of his ideas. This is even more reason for intellectuals to bring the full weight of their critical powers to bear on Malcolm’s life. Otherwise, his real brilliance will be diminished by efforts to canonize his views without first considering them, his ultimate importance as a revolutionary figure sacrificed to celebratory claims about his historic meaning. Toward this end, Malcolm’s words best describe the critical approach that should be adopted in examining his life and thought:
“Now many Negroes don’t like to be criticized–they don’t like for it to be said that we’re not ready. They say that that’s a stereotype. We have assets–we have liabilities as well as assets. And until our people are able to… analyze ourselves and discover our own liabilities as well as our assets, we never will be able to win any struggle that we become involved in. As long as the black community and the leaders of the black community are afraid of criticism and want to classify all criticism, collective criticism, as a stereotype, no one will ever be able to pull our coat. . .. [W]e have to .. find out where we are lacking, and what we need to replace that which we are lacking, [or] we never will be able to be successful.”
–From Michael Eric Dyson’s Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X (1995).
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