by Alisia Mary Adamson While many argue that personal lives (especially of family members) shouldn't matter when it comes to politics, I see why they do...because situations in our lives shape us into who we are. David Ayala's story is one of reformation, restoration and most importantly, rehabilitation.
by Tiffany Baldwin Domestic violence is becoming worst and worst these days! If you haven't been through it you would never understand! To have a weakness and not love yourself enough to get out is frightening! To think a man loves you after he treats you like scum and disrespect you in front of family and friends is sickening! It happens it happened to me!
by Lawrence A. Robinson I met Joseph S. Ferguson sixteen years ago when I started working for Sprint. He had been working there for a while already. I noticed his weird sense of fashion before we even met. He was somewhat loud but friendly and will laugh in a minute.
Not only was his style noticeably different from mine, but his philosophy was slightly askew also. It was that skewed life's philosophy that was the basis of our friendship. Practically every conversation with him was a friendly debate.
by Lawrence A. Robinson For about 12 years now, my family would visit a friends home in Ocoee, Fl. to shoot fire works. Both on 4th of July and on New Years Eve. This outing is full of fun with grilling, and eating and conversation.
As always, neighbors shoot their fireworks also and we are all in the street just having fun. This could easily be called a street party.
by James DeShay Allow the light to broaden your ability to see beyond what exist right in front of you. To help you see the world in a fashion that will create an environment of love.
Don't allow the darkness to have a place in your life to a degree that light is unable to shine on those things that bring endearment to humanity. Focus on the need to impact the world and fill it with possibilities.
by Lawrence A. Robinson We all know, that the Black community is hurting in many areas. We lack equal housing and we are being foreclosed on more so than others. I have been told by Realtors that 7 out of 10 foreclosures in Florida, are us.
We are not being treated fairly in the justice system. I sometimes go down to the court house, and I see more of us than anyone else. We are given harsher sentences and longer sentences than anyone else. We are treated unjustly by the very police who are supposed to protect us.