NRA's Reach in Florida's Legislature is Frightening and Alarming

NRAby Roger Caldwell
In Florida, there is an obsession with guns, and there are over 1 million concealed weapons in the state. The popularity of active concealed weapons permits has surged in Florida in the past 10 years. In 2002, there were only 250,000 gun permits, and in 2012 there were over 1 million. For the NRA and the Florida Legislature this is an achievement, but for gun control supporters this is insane.

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TAXES, We Don't Need No Stinking TAXES

PayTaxesAttorney taleph Haynes Davis, Esq
If you have to pay taxes, I do not understand the logic with WANTING to pay more taxes.

I run a business, and try to run it efficiently in order to make a profit, in order to keep the profit, or as much of the profit as I CAN keep, in order to live within my means and to keep my business operating.

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U.S. Military Veterans Take the Stage!

LorettaWhite1Have you ever wanted to tell your story so bad, get your point across, had so much on your mind and just needed someone to listen? Well Playwright Loretta Morris White from Central Florida & Playwright Maurice Tyson living in Atlanta, Ga have found a way to make a difference in the communities and be heard in a positive way.

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Okay Black Businesses, Let's Create A REAL Plan

flcbb logoby Jonathan S. Blount
Firstly, may I echo the sentiments of gratitude and appreciation to the visionaries who provided the conceptional inspiration for "Black Business Day" advocacy and to those who took the time to support an auspicious beginning.

As Founding Chair and President of Essence Communications, several other media and other business entities, I helped to create catagories of Black Business opportunity and interest. I never could have imagined that over 45 years later, We would still be fighting the same battles. Yet today, we must fight harder since generationally, there is a disconnection as to the need for such advocacy and action. Clearly, "We have not Overcome

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Where is Governor Scott's Job Plan for African Americans in Florida?

jobgrowthby Roger Caldwell
Since Governor Scott has taken office in 2010, the state unemployment numbers have dropped from 11.1 % to 6.7%, and there has been 440,000 private sector jobs created. Based on our governor's numbers the good times are here again in Florida. It would appear that the recession is over, jobs are plentiful and the middle class is booming.

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