By Attorney Jerry Girley On Friday (05/21/21), a majority white jury awarded a Black doctor $2.75 million after finding that AdventHealth, formally Florida Hospital, discriminated against him on his race. However, the struggle continues as AdventHealth has pledged to appeal this just verdict, and we are calling upon you to help.
Typically, when we think about the impacts and the targets of racism and discrimination, we think of police brutality in the inner city, or an unfair criminal justice system. Black people at the higher levels of society do not immediately come to mind.
I walked into my favorite cigar store to purchase cigars. When I walked into the humidor, there were two staff members inventorying and stacking product.
I immediately spoke up and said, "looks like you got some free samples." One staff guy asked me what do I like? I said 'Maduros.' He walked over to a shelf picked up a cigar and said, 'what about this?' I said thanks, then glanced at the price.
By Lawrence A Robinson A few days ago, we asked members of Build Black Daily, this question. What is the hardest part for you when dealing with clients? In other words, what one thing bugs the hell out of you? And if I had a magic wand and could make it go *poof* --- what would that do for you and the projects you work on? Over 42% of the members that responded had the same concern. We picked statements from two of those members.
By Lawrence A Robinson In 2019 Russell Drake ran for the office of President of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida. Political shenanigans ensued of such a serious nature, that lawyers got involved and the election was postponed and never rescheduled.
Mr. Drake knows that organizing Black owned businesses and then encouraging the Black community to support those businesses is the mission, with or without the Democratic Black Caucus.
by Lawrence A Robinson George Oliver, candidate for Ocoee Commissioner of District 4, points out a few significant weaknesses of the Ocoee City Government. Oliver offer's ideas for change to improve qualify of life in his beloved city.
The comments were made during a campaign stop at a local barber shop. George Oliver is the incumbent commissioner who has had heated discussions with the City Mayor during public attended, city council meetings.