By Geraldine Thompson - Florida House of Representatives My middle child is a son. He grew up in House District 44 and graduated from West Orange High School where he was Class President. He is college educated, a professional, a husband and a father. He has no criminal record and works to improve the lives of people in the community where he lives.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox News that decried the federal government's response to the corona virus pandemic, implying that the country's millions of laid off workers would rather collect benefits than go back to work.
By Lawrence A Robinson It is all over the media that Black people have higher mortality rates than others for COVID-19. The most vulnerable are the elderly, as well as people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, high blood pressure and cancer, are at increased risk for serious illness from the Corona Virus. It is well known that a very high percentage of the Black population has these medical conditions. So why would Mayor Demings and Mayor Dyer limit Corona Virus testing in the Black community?
By Pastor Jerry Girley Perhaps the most pressing question on the minds of many Christians is whether the Coronavirus is a plague sent by God? Well known Christian leaders are coming down on both sides of this question. Some say there is no way that such a horrible thing could come from a loving God, therefore, it must be the work of the devil. Others such as Franklin Graham, insist that the Coronavirus is God's judgment upon the world for turning our backs on Him and embracing every evil under the sun. So what is the truth?
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In our community, low income is the factor that drives the need for a lot of things; affordable medicine; affordable utilities; affordable transportation; affordable childcare; affordable education; affordable food; and of course, affordable housing. Our local leaders are yet to design an official plan to address the root cause of the need, which is low income. Low income is the root, and low income is the issue that we need to address.
So, I remember when I was about 3 or 4 years old, I wasn't allowed to do many chores around the house. I couldn't try new things without my mom, my dad or an older sibling by my side. I remember being very young, and my brother Lorenzo, who was about 18 months older than me, took the responsibility of fixing my milk bottle while telling me how to do it. Was he mentoring me? I was the fifth of six siblings and still asking momma to find my other sock. Whether my needs included fixing me a sandwich or pouring me a glass of juice or pulling a splinter out of my foot, there was always momma or a sibling there to help, whether they wanted to help or not.