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Mom protesting, fighting for justice two years after son’s death

Mom protesting, fighting for justice two years after son’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES April 16 is a date Wisteria Harry will never forget. It was two years ago on this date that her son, Donnell “D.J.’’ Ellis, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Holly Hill motel. The killing involved seven individuals but has affected the lives of many more, […]

Muslims extend open arms to community with Dawa program

Muslims extend open arms to community with Dawa program

BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Michelly Zulfiqar, a board member of the Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach, say the organization’s mission was accomplished on Saturday as hundreds attended a program designed to better acquaint residents with the Muslim culture. Saturday marked the second year the Muslim Women’s Association has reached out […]

Ford ordained as pastor, to lead Choice Christian church

Ford ordained as pastor, to lead Choice Christian church

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Harold Calvin Ford took another walk of faith on April 14 when he was ordained as a minister. At the same time, he became pastor of Choice Christian Worship Center of Daytona Beach. “I’m really excited. It’s a lot of responsibility, more than I ever thought I’d have, but I’m […]

Deltas raise money for undergrads

Deltas raise money for undergrads

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its annual Evening of Elegance Dinner and Dance fundraiser last week at the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club. Many of the members wore gold in celebration of the sorority’s centennial. Members of the chapter will head to Washington, D.C. in July to take part in […]

‘Nature’s Bounty’ showcased at African American Cultural Society

‘Nature’s Bounty’ showcased at African American Cultural Society

Former City Councilman Holsey Moorman, his wife, Carrie, and their grandchildren had much to see at the 15th Biennial Community Flower Show & Plant Sale. Folks were hopping between the show and “Rock n Rib Fest 2013” sponsored by the City of Palm Coast. The show attracted the public to enter their own plants for […]

Centipedes reuniting 50 years after receiving diplomas

Centipedes reuniting 50 years after receiving diplomas

U.S. Rep. David Scott, a Campbell graduate, to speak at banquet BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES High school graduates of today don’t have the same camaraderie as the graduates of segregated schools. That’s the belief of Campbell High School grad Hortense Geter who will be welcoming her classmates back to Daytona Beach on April 19, […]

Free workshops scheduled for aspiring artists

Free workshops scheduled for aspiring artists

FROM STAFF REPORTS A series of  literary workshops to help aspiring authors are scheduled to take place once a month beginning April 25 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The workshops are being organized by author Donna M. Gray-Banks, who in January held the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the same venue. […]

‘42’ a compelling history lesson

‘42’ a compelling history lesson

You could say “42,” the film about the life of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson, is a gripping baseball tale, and your assessment would be correct – but woefully incomplete. “42” is not just a baseball story. It’s a compelling history lesson as well. It tells the story of not just baseball, but of a […]

Roland Martin out at CNN, still on TV One

Roland Martin out at CNN, still on TV One

CNN contributor Roland Martin, who departed the network on April 6, has been named the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) 2013 Journalist of the Year. In today’s American media, there are a number of Black faces on the screen as anchors, pundits, and hosts. But none represented the views and interests of Blacks as […]

Natural gas is boosting the US economy

Natural gas is boosting the US economy

Yes indeed and it is documented that the growth of natural gas production is creating jobs, expanding manufacturing at a rate that was inconceivable a few years ago. The reason for all of this is fracking. The formal name is hydraulic fracturing. It is a process for extracting natural gas from underground rock formations (shales). […]