They Sent Me A Message This Morning That Said My Friend May Only Survive Four More Days

JoeFerguson 200by Lawrence A. Robinson
I met Joseph S. Ferguson sixteen years ago when I started working for Sprint. He had been working there for a while already. I noticed his weird sense of fashion before we even met. He was somewhat loud but friendly and will laugh in a minute.

 

Not only was his style noticeably different from mine, but his philosophy was slightly askew also. It was that skewed life's philosophy that was the basis of our friendship. Practically every conversation with him was a friendly debate.

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Can You See Through The Clouds of Despair?

CloudsOfDespairby James DeShay
Allow the light to broaden your ability to see beyond what exist right in front of you.
To help you see the world in a fashion that will create an environment of love.

Don't allow the darkness to have a place in your life to a degree that light is unable to shine on those things that bring endearment to humanity.
Focus on the need to impact the world and fill it with possibilities.

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Fun With FireWorks

fireworksby Lawrence A. Robinson
For about 12 years now, my family would visit a friends home in Ocoee, Fl. to shoot fire works. Both on 4th of July and on New Years Eve. This outing is full of fun with grilling, and eating and conversation.

As always, neighbors shoot their fireworks also and we are all in the street just having fun. This could easily be called a street party.

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Introducing House of Timothy

Logo HseofTim 200X69The House of Timothy is a nonprofit organization that concentrates its practices and facilities towards the regeneration of men who need a second chance at work and life in a community environment. The facility operates by providing housing to these individuals as they begin their journey towards a life of renewed perspective and progress.

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Here It Is, The Central Florida Black Agenda

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by Lawrence A. Robinson
We all know, that the Black community is hurting in many areas. We lack equal housing and we are being foreclosed on more so than others. I have been told by Realtors that 7 out of 10 foreclosures in Florida, are us.

We are not being treated fairly in the justice system. I sometimes go down to the court house, and I see more of us than anyone else. We are given harsher sentences and longer sentences than anyone else. We are treated unjustly by the very police who are supposed to protect us.

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Is Super Bowl Sunday A Super Duper Distraction?

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My SuperBowl XXV Ticket Stub

by Lawrence A. Robinson
I loved professional football. I loved the NFL and I would watch it as much a possible. I would watch football all day on Sunday. I would watch Monday night football, and Thursday NFL specials. When football was not on TV, I would watch the talking heads talk about football.

I loved NFL football so much that every year while watching the Super Bowl game as the 4th quarter started, my feeling of depression would also start setting in because I knew that soon, it would all be over for the next six months or so. (Summer football and arena football didn't do it for me.)

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