by James T. DeShay Retirement is normally seen as an opportunity to hang up one's shoes and start smell the roses. The truth is retirement is the opportunity for an individuals to recreate themselves. They no longer have to worry about the basics because they have laid the foundation for creating a second career. Now it is time to search one's soul and focus on what will create the most happiness in one's life.
by Attorney taleph H. Davis Tonight, I am a loss for words and truly heartbroken upon learning of the death of my legal colleague and one of my constitutional mentors, local Orlando attorney C. Chad Cronon. I met Chad professionally some years back, shortly after I was admitted into the Florida Bar, at one of the criminal court's many morning hearings.
by Sylvia B. Johnson The Frontline Outreach young moms program (1985-1996) will be celebrating its 30 year reunion next month in Orlando, Florida. The organization helped so many young teen mothers make the right decisions and pursue their dreams. We invite you to join us as we celebrate each other and remember all that we accomplished together. We have wonderful events in store for all the program participants and their children. It is our prayer that your schedule permits you to attend one of the following.
by Cynthia Wheeler A few years ago friend of my mom came across this video "Harvest of Shame" and shared it with us. When we watched the video my mom recognized many of the people in the video. The people in the video were of my grandparent's generation. Who knew they had reality TV back then. My Mom is 68 years old. This documentary is based on my home town of Belle Glade, Florida. Belle Glade and the surrounding towns of Pahokee, South Bay are often referred to as the Muck and Belle Glade has been compared to a 3rd world country. The unemployment rate in the Glades is around 50%. Belle Glade is also famous for producing football players and a high rate of HIV/AIDS especially during the early years of HIV.
Written By James T. DeShay The evils of life are clearly visible to all those willing to open their eyes.The tragic situation taking place in the life of Lamar Odom exposes the traps that await those who are convinced that drugs, sex and the wild life can bring joy to one's existence. We can't continue to live on the edge hoping the fall will never come. It will always come despite our inability to handle the sadness created by the dark side.
by Joycelyn Harrison Henson The funeral services for Arvonni Debose, daughter of Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill were held on Saturday, September 5th at Majestic Life Ministries on Kirkman Road. The service was presided over by Dr. Riva Tims, Pastor of Majestic Life Ministries. The eulogy was delivered by Arvonni's grandmother and pastor, Rev. Willie Bell Coleman-Smith of Bethel AME in Kissimmee, Florida.