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Investigation clears Henry of elections charges

Investigation clears Henry of elections charges

Mayoral candidate responds to dropped inquiry by State Attorney’s Office BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There’s insufficient evidence to show that Derrick Henry violated election laws in his campaign for mayor, the State Attorney’s office has concluded. “After a thorough investigation by the Office of R.J. Larizza, State Attorney of the 7th Judicial Circuit, a […]

An alternate sport for Midtown kids

An alternate sport for Midtown kids

Tony Cowell ready to make difference as karate teacher BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES When Tony Cowell isn’t driving trucks for a living, the Daytona Beach resident is teaching karate. Cowell says he teaches karate to bring awareness about the sport and to get more of the community and inner-city children involved in something that’s […]

14 churches are ready to march to the polls

14 churches are ready to march to the polls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham said plans are full steam ahead for a combined churches’  “Souls to the Polls” march scheduled Sunday, Oct. 28. A planning meeting took place at Greater Friendship Baptist Church on Oct. 11. Durham said local pastors or their representatives attended the meeting along with staff members […]

Police chief, pastor to participate in fashion show to help college, homeless

Police chief, pastor to participate in fashion show to help college, homeless

A fashion show sponsored by the Women’s Missionary Union of Greater Friendship Church of Daytona Beach is scheduled to feature Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood as well as the church’s pastors and other local professionals. The event takes place Sunday, Oct. 21, at Belk’s Pavilion in Port Orange. Pat Bennett, an organizer of the […]

Cultural Society pays off building early

Cultural Society pays off building early

Here’s a toast to celebrating the symbolic mortgage burning that took place Saturday at the African-American Cultural Society (AACS). Members raised their champagne glasses after arriving “at the very important destination. At that stop, the mortgage payments for their beautiful building had left the train.” They threw the bash, enjoying a buffet and dance music […]

Daytona Briefs

Daytona Briefs

Fords present Prophetic Conference 2012 The Choice Christian Workshop Center, under the direction of Prophetess Deborah Ford and Deacon Harold Ford, will present Prophetic Conference 2012. The theme of the event, which will take place Oct. 25-27, is “A Time for Impartation.’’ The church is located at 327 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. […]

Blacks ignored and taken for granted

Blacks ignored and taken for granted

What will it finally take for Black people to accept the fact that we have no real political clout? A little influence, yes, but no power. If our voting bloc were as strong as we like to think, the Republicans would not ignore us and the Democrats would not take us for granted. If we […]

Social Security saves 30 percent of retired Blacks from poverty

Social Security saves 30 percent of retired Blacks from poverty

Although many Americans are living longer, a new public policy analysis reveals that a disproportionate number of older people are also living in poverty – particularly if they are a person of color. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, Social Security keeps about 30 percent of African-Americans and Hispanics retirees from poverty. Yet another […]

Is Israel bullying Obama?

Is Israel bullying Obama?

A “power politics” move is currently at play that could set the stage for the end of the world. What is your perspective on whether Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon? Or, are Americans, President Barack Obama, and the Western world being bum rushed into military adventurism? Do you understand that the fate of the […]

Republicans tied to voter fraud

Republicans tied to voter fraud

What is happening to the Republican National Committee (RNC) in the state of Florida and in other important swing states concerning the issues of voter fraud and voter suppression is like a glaring, unexpected climax of a Shakespearean drama. For the past four years, the RNC has labored tirelessly and in some instances mysteriously to […]