Orlando, FL — In late May 2021, a Florida jury awarded Kenyan native, Dr. Baiywo Rop, $2.75 million in his racial discrimination suit against AdventHealth, formally known as Florida Hospital. The verdict was a historic civil rights victory in the central Florida area.
Then one week later, late on a Friday afternoon, Judge Kevin Weiss overturned the jury's verdict and declared AdventHealth the winner. Unbeknownst to Dr. Rop at the time was that prior to serving on the bench, Judge Weiss represented the hospital and/or its affiliates in multiple cases. Both he and the hospital failed to disclose this fact during the entire litigation.
By Roger Caldwell The Black Church is the most powerful Black organization in America, since the freedom of slavery. The Black church has been more than a house of worship, but has provided material benefits for the community, a political community organization, and a social and educational institution for Black Americans.
White America has always struggled with the role of the Black church, because Black Christianity told the truth about racism and injustice. White Christianity remained quiet about the treatment of Black people, and White supremacy was never questioned but accepted.
By Lawrence A Robinson The Federalist Society laid out a scheme 40 years ago that is designed to capture and control the Supreme Court. You know what, they have won. Every member of the courts 6 justice republican majority is a current or former member of the Federalist Society. These justices regularly headline Federalist Society Fundraisers.
They raise money to put even more Federalist members in as judges and in control of our judicial system around the country. Florida is a hot spot for these schemers. This is good for the wealthy. This is not good for the rest of us. This is not good at all.
By Lawrence A Robinson Scope creep is a term commonly used in project management to indicate the addition of unauthorized scope.
The tendency of projects to keep increasing in size and complexity "scope creep" is a threat whenever a bias toward optimism leads people to think that adding a bit more won't be too difficult or expensive. But in the public sector, with its large number of stakeholders pushing different agendas, the threat becomes much sharper.
By Joycelyn Harrison Henson A few months ago I had a horrific experience at McDonald's. I 'd placed an order via the app and when I received my order it was all wrong. But instead of correcting the order, the manager insisted that it wasn't wrong and that I'd received exactly what I ordered. The experience started in the drive thru and culminated with she and I going back and forth in the lobby of the restaurant. I was ANGRY - highly offended at the implication that I would have to lie about a McDonald's order. Near the end of the altercation, the associate told me to get my "ass" out of the store. ?? Now up until that point, I was coloring within the lines, but I took that as permission to unleash - not just about my order but about all that was bothering me at that moment in time. I did not hold back and it was not pretty. I remember telling Babs that I lost it and I prayed there were no video cameras because folks shouldn't know I even have the capacity to get like that. So I had regrets. Fortunately, I have not seen myself on a Mulberry Fights social media page.
By Lawrence A Robinson 'A political consultant who was recently identified as a target of Miami prosecutors investigating Florida's "ghost" candidate scandal was also involved in a major ad campaign to oust then-Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh in 2020.'
Longtime Democratic fundraiser Dan Newman is being investigated for "possible violations of Florida elections laws and campaign finance laws," according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
So starts the article in Friday's, (3/8/22), Orlando Sentinel.
By Lawrence A Robinson My second oldest brother's name is Walter L. Robinson, but we called him Baybro. Baybro is short for baby brother. After he graduated from FAMU in 1968, he enlisted in the army and soon was sent to the war zone in Viet Nam.
He survived two tours in Viet Nam, re-enlisted, was promoted and sent to Germany. His wife, Mary, joined him as an In Service Employee for the Army.