By Lawrence A Robinson As Black people we already know what is holding us back, it’s mostly us. The America society and justice system is designed in such a way that makes it hard, sometimes impossible, to break free enough to actually pursue life’s pleasures.
Some call it ‘systemic racism.’ Even now, we are forced to make our way through the gauntlet of life’s traps, designed to lead us to failure or to maintain the status-quo.
Not long ago, I was asked to be part of a panel to discuss, ‘What will it take to earn the Black vote in 2020.’ This panel discussion was organized by local Republican leaders in hopes of understanding what Black people wanted and what should be offered to gain their vote.
By Lawrence A Robinson With rent prices and the Central Florida’s population on the rise, many residents are having a hard time finding housing within their budgets. The median rent price increase 3% to 6% every year and household incomes are not keeping up.
The number of affordable houses being built and planned will never be enough to satisfy the needs of the community. These ‘lower value’ homes are not affordable to the existing area residents.
by Louis Skinner-Esq. By the way, can we let the cat out of the bag? Over the past few decades the White Women vote has controlled the winner of elections. They are the reason why Obama won. They are the reason why Hillary lost.
Trump's new tax code stabs Black tax payers right in the wallet. The 3 year limit to amend your tax has been eliminated. The IRS admits that the average taxpayer recoups about $2800 for each year with a 3 year maximum amendment period. So, if you amend your last three years of tax returns, you could recoup a minimum of $8400.
By Attorney Natalie Jackson Now is the time to get on the #AndrewGillum train. Don't be sad that your candidate lost to Andrew Gillum in the primary. They were good candidates but they were not going to win the general election (the ultimate goal) but Andrew Gillum will win if we all rally behind him. The Democrats had 5 great candidates with solidly democrat platforms. However, only Andrew Gillum is a true progressive and not just a "new" progressive.
Democrats have to win back the "Bernie Democrats" and they have to motive the 3.5 million registered independent voters to actually vote democrat. As nice as all the other primary candidates were, they were not going to do that. Andrew Gillum is the only real choice if Democrats are serious about motivating old and new voters and winning Florida back. Andrew Gillum is the only real "other" in the race, and for once "other" is a great thing.