written by Rev. Dr. Henry Vernon For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20 Recommended Reading Acts 23:1-10 One of life's greatest tests is whether to tell the truth when there may be a price to pay. Nathan the prophet did it when he pointed out King David's sins. Peter and John preached the Gospel even after the Jewish leaders told them to stop.
by Pastor Joe Flores --People have told me that I am hard on preachers. I must confess that although I maintain a healthy respect for the calling and gift of the pastor to the church, the position of the pastor has been vitiated by the lack of character and the demoralizing behavior of many of the men and women who occupy the pulpit and carry this moniker.
In 2012, there were 538,000 Hispanics registered as independents, 476,000 registered as Republicans, and 645,000 registered as Democrats. Many experts think the Florida governor election in 2014 will be decided by the Hispanic vote.
There are 1.6 million African Americans registered as Democrats in the state of Florida, and Scott is aware that 90% of the Black vote will vote Democrat in the election in 2014. As a result of the number of Hispanics registered as independents, Scott will not focus on the Black vote. Instead, Scott will concentrate his efforts and spending his funding in the Hispanic communities.
Written by Lawrence A. Robinson Challenging the status quo is always a daunting task. The status quo appears to be stable and everyone has accepted it for what it is. When the leader of a social organization or group, such as the Orange County NAACP the Orange County Urban League or the African American Chamber of Commerce, has set himself or herself up in a status quo situation, it is near impossible to change or even alter that status. Inertia just won't allow it.
It does not matter whether you agree or disagree with the president on healthcare, because it is the law. No law is perfect and there are times that a law must be repaired or fixed, but as an American citizen we have an obligation to obey it. The major portion of the Affordable Care Act was rolled out on October 1, 2013, and the website to register Americans was dysfunctional, and an embarrassment to the president and his team.
by Jonathan Sebastian Blount Overstand that Black Americans no longer share a sense of common identity, challenges nor purpose. We have no identity leadership nor affinity commonality. We have and are devolving without any effort to enhance our cultural relationships.
It is a very sad, pitiful state of being. Our leaders just meet, greet, shake and fake. They suck up the swill of an illusory material paradise lost.