by Lawrence A. Robinson Like a lot of Black folk back in the early 80's, I got a Jheri Curl. It was the thing to do with Black hair for both men and women. The Jheri Curl was a very popular hairstyle among us because it gave us the appearance of what a lot of us considered to be "Good Hair." Celebrities like Eddie Murphy, Rick James, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and many others wore the 'doo' which our culture embraced whole heartily.
Orlando, my Ancestral home, is a far different place now than I remember. We have lived in Orlando going back seven generations on my mother’s maternal side, that we know of. My Great-Great Grandmother Maggie McDonald was here when my Great-Great Grandfather George Davis, Jr. moved here in the 1880’s from New Orleans.
by Roger Caldwell Enterprise Florida Inc. is a public-private partnership that serves as Florida’s primary organization to provide statewide economic development. Its mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy.
The Chairman of the Board is Governor Scott and there is no transparency and accountability with the citizens of the state.
by Pastor Joe Flores In psychology there is a concept known as "projection". 'Projection' is when a person projects their behavior and responses onto another as if the other person feels, reacts and responds as they would. In short, the projectionist says, because I feel, act, react or respond this way you must feel act, react or respond in the same way, because that’s how I am.
Fueled by African American women’s desire for eye-catching tresses, the Black hair care industry is worth an estimated $10 billion to date. And that’s not including synthetic and human hair sales.
Madame C.J. Walker gained a place in the Guiness Book of Records in 1910 as the first American female to become a self-made millionaire.
The world had changed and was ready and waiting for her line of beauty and hair products for black women.
In 1971, Johnson Products, the maker of Soft & Sheen products, became the first African American owned firm listed on the American Stock Exchange.
Until the 80’s, black owned hair and skin product lines prevailed in the market, primarily due to large white owned companies ignoring needs of the black consumer and the power of their spending dollar.
by Tim Adams The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.
The article, "Is Orange County School Board Causing Schools To Fail?," was published not long ago in CommunitySteeple.com. Since then, there has been numerous comments about the article on various social media.
Most of the people who commented thought that the Orange County School Board was doing a very poor job administered equal and fair policy to Black or less affluent neighborhoods versus non-Black or more affluent communities.