Howard Daniels is an renowned labor and employment attorney known for his responsiveness and practical approach to issues.
He holds numerous accolades and awards, as well as Howard Payne career and conference records.
He designed Dayton’s impressive old stone courthouse between 1848 and 1850; cemeteries in Xenia, Cleveland and Columbus also bear his stamp of excellence.
Early Life and Education
Howard Daniels was born in Swartout, Texas to two educators who encouraged him to further his education after graduation from high school. Consequently, he attended Prairie View A&M University majoring in Agriculture before graduating Salutatorian.
In the late 1960s, an ambitious group of business and professional entrepreneurs from Hartford met with Daniels to encourage him to expand his practice, leading to the establishment of Community Health Services (CHS) which opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony in 1971 and appointed Daniels as both executive director and medical director of its new organization. CHS thrived for 30 years under Daniels’ steadfast and capable guidance before continuing to serve an ever-expanding community to this day.
He served as Chaplain to both Michigan City Police Department and Michigan City Jail during his lifetime, and held both roles concurrently. Daniels leaves behind his wife Clara Pickens Wiley Daniels; sons Erroll De’Shea and Emil De’Ron; as well as 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nephews and nieces.
Daniels expanded his legal practice into a firm with seven offices and 47 attorneys, while also actively engaging in community affairs and assisting many individuals and firms to raise philanthropic support.
He was also an attentive father, treating Leo III and UNA like they were his own children – feeding, cleaning, caring for and playing with them as his own offspring.
Though governors frequently express displeasure with controversial professors or books, Daniels appears more intent on balancing budgets than engaging in culture wars. Yet his exuberant reporting of Zinn’s death is alarming.
Achievement and Honors
Daniels won numerous writing awards from both the New Jersey Press Association and Ohio Press Association, covering major construction projects in the Northwest for Engineering News-Record such as Safeco Field, Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project, and Portland’s Rose Garden.
He wrote the screenplay for Lee Daniels’ film SHADOWBOXER, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron in a major box office success and critical acclaim.
Daniels’ dedication to community service can be seen in his work at Howard Payne University, where he serves as assistant director of athletics/senior woman administrator and women’s basketball coach. In 2021, Daniels College of Business recognized his efforts with their Dean’s Circle award winner status for leadership and dedication shown towards Howard Payne University; furthermore he received National Diversity Council’s Community Champion of the Year award as well.
Brittany Simone Daniels is an actress, dancer and producer best known for her roles in dramatic films and commercials. Additionally she has experience as both an assistant director and videographer working both sides of the camera; additionally studying acting at Identity School of Acting and Groundlings.
She wrote for several newspapers in the US, such as Idaho Mountain Express in Sun Valley. Her investigative reporting of the 1987 Continental Airlines jet crash at Denver International Airport opened up aviation litigation as well as exposing risks related to deregulation.
Howard was an adoring father to Leo III and UNA. He would often travel with them to Boy Meets World conventions across the country.
Howard has spent over two decades in the film industry and amassed an impressive fortune. He appears to be enjoying life comfortably, though without an active social media profile or making personal details available to the public.
Daniels directed and produced “Precious,” featuring Gabourey Sidibe as an abuse victim from her parents, receiving widespread critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for this triumphant flick.
He produced and directed “Shadowboxer,” featuring Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mo’Nique as leads, which became both a box office hit and critical darling – nominated for several awards including Independent Spirit Award and CICAE Arthouse Prize nominations.