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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 […]

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The arrest of a Black Daytona Beach resident after she called 911 for help after her home was burglarized has garnered the attention of the local NAACP. “We have spoken with Mrs. Jones, and will be following up with Chief (Mike) Chitwood regarding the arrest,” Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia […]

Two indicted in Dent’s death

Two indicted in Dent’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES An 18-year-old was charged this week with first-degree murder of a 17-year-old while another young man along for the ride has been charged as a principal to the murder. Ji’Ron Dent died March 7, two days after being allegedly shot by Tijuan Isaac. The teen’s death has prompted an outcry […]

Suicide prevention,  awareness the focus of campus seminar

Suicide prevention, awareness the focus of campus seminar

BY TAMARA PATRICK DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Association of Suicidology, 2,144 African-Americans committed suicide in the United States in 2010. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among African-American youth ages 10- to 19 after homicide and accidents. Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) […]

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two separate forums hosted by two different groups of Black attorneys will take place Friday and Saturday to provide free legal advice to whoever needs it. The Hatchett Bar Association is planning a Community Legal Education Forum Saturday April 13 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church while on Friday attorneys […]