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State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education. “Cuts to state funding for higher education, since the start of the recession, have been severe and very widespread,” said […]

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Marketing experts brought on to help attract more minorities to sport BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With the hopes of expanding its fan base to include more minorities, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced this month the appointment of a Hispanic and Black to the company’s board of directors. ISC CEO Lesa France Kennedy said […]

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 […]

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. […]

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Commissioner voices concerns at Midtown meeting; Tooley named new chair of board BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Zone 6’s commissioner is calling for the demolition of abandoned and neglected buildings in the area she serves. Commissioner Paula Reed brought her concerns before the Midtown Area Redevelopment Board this week as it elected Bishop […]

Living legends share history at middle school

Living legends share history at middle school

Three Tuskegee Airmen, traveling exhibit make stop at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Three legendary pilots were back in the area last week to speak and answer questions about their adventure during World War II. Tuskegee Airmen Charles “Doc’’ Holiday, Daniel Keel and Hiram E. Mann, all fighter pilots, attended a presentation at the […]