Where Is The Leadership?

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

Where is the leadership?When Trayvon Martin was killed by the neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fl., the local leadership was very quiet. The elected officials, the community resident leaders and even the Black pastors were quiet and said nothing, as if it was just another day in the hood.

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The Ten Epic Failures In Central Florida

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

During the last weeks of the year, the media puts out lists for your acknowledgment. They tell you the most important people, the top stories of the year and a plethora of other issues. They do the research come up with some relevant criteria, put together a panel of people and original you get a story about the most, the biggest, the best, the worst, the up and coming and the outrageously powerful people in the area.

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Forced Communications

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

For the last four or five months, I have been picking up my daughter and taking her to work every morning, because she was having transportation issues. She needed to be at work by eight o’clock in the morning and worked a ten-hour shift. I would pick her up at her apartment on the north side of Silver Star Rd. and take her to work on the south side of Sand Lake Road, four or five times a week.

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Christmas Memories

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

I grew up in a large family – eight people. My parents had six children. There is a ten year span between my oldest brother and my youngest. As a matter of fact, that ten year span is the measure that I use to calculate how old my siblings are.

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