Editor’s note: This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University. You may recognize Malik Yoba from his television and film career spanning 30 years. His first movie role was in the 1993 hit “Cool Runnings,” a comedy based on the Jamaican national bobsleigh team’s debut in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Mr. […]
Black Lives Should Also Matter in the Russia-Ukraine War
Black Americans have enjoyed an enduring bond with Africa and their brothers and sisters living on the Continent, with many U.S.-based civil rights agencies, clergy members, and African American organizations taking a keen interest in the welfare of citizens in the 55-nation motherland. While the world watched Russia invade Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, some expressed concern about the tens […]
Florida Bans 41 Percent of Math Books Because of CRT
The Florida Department of Education said the state has rejected more than 50 math textbooks ahead of the 2022-2023 school year. The department cited references to critical race theory among reasons for the rejections. Officials said they would not accept about 41 percent of the books – 54 out of 132 – to Florida’s adopted list because the works didn’t […]
LENDER FUNDED OFFERS CAN WIN TOO!
There is an old saying that Cash Is King! Well in today’s real estate market, it is King and sometimes Queen! But what makes a lower cash offer more attractive than a lender financed higher offer? The answer to that question may allow more homeowners to win their desired offer bid in today’s market without being an investor. 3 Reasons; […]
The Gantt Report – Who Are The Real Criminals?
U.S. President Joe Biden has described Russian President Valdimir Putin as a “war criminal” after Russia invaded Ukraine and launched missiles, air strikes and cluster bombs into civilian areas that killed more women, children and babies than Ukrainian soldiers. Russian military tactics are nothing new. Tactics used in Ukraine were used in Syria, Afghanistan and other places to divide, decimate […]
Florida Governor’s Proposal Ends Two Black Congressional DistrictsThe proposal, on it's face, violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and state law.
The process to redraw Florida’s 28 congressional districts has created some red hot political and legal issues. Governor DeSantis has decided to play personal politics with at least three of the congressional districts. Two of those districts are historically Black districts currently held by Black Democrats, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson of North Florida and Val Demings of Orlando. The third […]
Ketanji Brown Jackson is now a Supreme Court Justice.
Thank You, America. Sometimes in life, the unexpected becomes real and in living color, too. The beauty of the unexpected is the unexplainable joy that it brings. You and I have heard the expression, “wait for it”. It’s a kind of delayed reaction that will eventually hit you and you will get it. When it does hit you, you can […]
Our Elders Are Online: Dr. King Relevant on Social Media
April 4th flew by and now we are headed into May 2022. On that day in 1968 our “moral leader” was shot but took his place among the great martyrs of civil and human rights. Today we are able to learn from the elders who were there. Some of those who lived it are on social media. They are not […]
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Hit By Car, Killed in Florida
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed when he was hit by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins was stranded on the highway and was looking for gas when the incident occurred in the early hours of April 9th. He would have turned 25 on May 3. News of the former Ohio State star quarterback’s […]