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.
Its election time for Governor Scott, and he is promoting himself as Florida’s education governor. Scott spokesman Lane Wright said, “From day one, Governor Scott’s priority has been to deliver a world-class education system to the students of Florida. He accomplished this through the Student Success Act, and has always supported the expansion of charter schools and giving Florida’s families more choice.” In the last two budgets, our governor has increased the state education budget by $2 billion, and this year some teachers will receive a $2,500 raise, once the counties figure out the requirements.
International Intrigue; the Ellsberg-Snowden Affairs.
Who is Edward Snowden? Is he a Benedict Arnold, the infamous American Revolutionary Officer whose attempt to hand over the vitally important fort of West Point to British military forces during the war made his name synonymous with treason? Arnold defected to Great Britain, was given the rank of Brigadier General and was never quite excepted into English society nor was he ever given assignments of trust by the British high command.
During the Orlando City Council meeting, held on October 21, 2013, Council Member Daisy Lynum made comments that dealt with the town hall meeting scheduled for that evening.
Commissioner Daisy Lynum was obviously distressed about the Orange County NAACP special scheduling of a town hall meeting to possibly discuss the proposed soccer stadium that is to be built in the Parramore area.
I meet regularly with my friend David Rucker, who is very active in several organizations and the president of at least two of them. We generally meet in one of the meeting rooms at the Village Square on Goldwyn Ave. Sometimes we walk the halls an look at Black commerce at work. The salons, barber shops, restaurants, attorney offices, accountant offices and other Black businesses were proud to be located in a building where Black commerce has been housed for decades.
By Larry Adams I wasn't born in Orlando but this is my "Hometown". I came here in 1957 at the age of three. I lived with one of my dad's brothers for a minute before we moved to Carver Court. Bldg.15. Apt 6, the Southern end of the "Parramore District". The area south of Gore street was mostly white and they considered themselves living in "Holden Heights".