I attended a town hall meeting last week to specifically ask one question: ‘Is there a plan to address the low income issue that is driving the affordable housing crisis in Central Florida?’ Jessica Frye, AICP, Planner III, who gave a phenomenal presentation about housing, responded to the question by repeating it, explaining why it is a near impossible situation, and then finally saying, “No, there is no plan.” State Representative Anna V. Eskamani immediately spoke up and said that she had a plan, effectively hushing Jessica Frye and keeping her from explaining why there is no plan. I said nothing else during that meeting.
When I talk to the average Black business owner about money, they usually tell me that money is needed to grow their businesses but money is hard to find. When I ask them how much they need and what would they use the money for, that amount is about $5,000 to $10,000 and the bulk of that money will be used to get more customers in the door.
By Lawrence A Robinson As Black people we already know what is holding us back, it’s mostly us. The America society and justice system is designed in such a way that makes it hard, sometimes impossible, to break free enough to actually pursue life’s pleasures.
Some call it ‘systemic racism.’ Even now, we are forced to make our way through the gauntlet of life’s traps, designed to lead us to failure or to maintain the status-quo.
Not long ago, I was asked to be part of a panel to discuss, ‘What will it take to earn the Black vote in 2020.’ This panel discussion was organized by local Republican leaders in hopes of understanding what Black people wanted and what should be offered to gain their vote.
By Lawrence A Robinson With rent prices and the Central Florida’s population on the rise, many residents are having a hard time finding housing within their budgets. The median rent price increase 3% to 6% every year and household incomes are not keeping up.
The number of affordable houses being built and planned will never be enough to satisfy the needs of the community. These ‘lower value’ homes are not affordable to the existing area residents.
by Louis Skinner-Esq. By the way, can we let the cat out of the bag? Over the past few decades the White Women vote has controlled the winner of elections. They are the reason why Obama won. They are the reason why Hillary lost.