“The Virtues of Fortitude and Temperance are the foundation for a happy and successful life.”
Politician, civic leader, entrepreneur, Mayor Ernest Page has been one of Orlando’s most influential leaders over the past three decades. Born in Orlando to the Rev. Edoras Page, and AME minister, and Arizona Page, he graduated from Jones High School. Page earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College and completed post graduate studies at Atlanta University in mathematics and Nova University in business administration. Since then, he has been actively involved in advocating for achievement in education, civil and human rights, and social and economic justice.
The expression side hustle was first used in 1950, which makes the term much older than many realize. The term became popular during and after the last recession, when traditional jobs disappeared and enterprising people had to make ends meet. Well, here we go again.
In an social media comment, Commissioner Regina Hill Discusses the lack of affordable housing and what is being done. Here are my comments on Commissioner Hill and the article. A link to that article appears at the end of this piece.
We already know that no cavalry on horseback is riding down the hill to save us, right? Our politicians are fighting the good fight, but we are still losing. We are losing the fight for fair housing. We lose when we try to fight for justice. We are not receiving equal income for equal abilities and we are losing badly in our pursuit of happiness.
As a pastor in our community, you know this better than most, don’t you? Maybe, if we build our own economic system, we could start to win, right?
When I talk to the average Black business owner about money, they usually tell me that money is needed to grow their businesses but money is hard to find. When I ask them how much they need and what would they use the money for, that amount is about $5,000 to $10,000 and the bulk of that money will be used to get more customers in the door.
By Lawrence A Robinson As Black people we already know what is holding us back, it’s mostly us. The America society and justice system is designed in such a way that makes it hard, sometimes impossible, to break free enough to actually pursue life’s pleasures.
Some call it ‘systemic racism.’ Even now, we are forced to make our way through the gauntlet of life’s traps, designed to lead us to failure or to maintain the status-quo.
Not long ago, I was asked to be part of a panel to discuss, ‘What will it take to earn the Black vote in 2020.’ This panel discussion was organized by local Republican leaders in hopes of understanding what Black people wanted and what should be offered to gain their vote.