Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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You may have heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys, the Jets and the Sharks, the Capulets and the Montagues, or the Crips and the Bloods. These are all famous rivalries, some real, some fiction.

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I am not an outdoors person, but I am naturally curious and pay attention to my surroundings. Being observant satisfies my curiosities and affords me better understanding of how we creatures behave and interact.

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In the good old days, the “grand old party” of American Republicans stood for family values, welcomed immigrants and was for reducing taxes and government oversight. President Ronald Reagan, who stood in office between 1981 and 1989, and his longtime colleague, Sen. John McCain – a Vietnam W…

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
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The same Florida Legislature that is trying to criminalize civil disobedience under the cloak of “riot prevention” and is in lockstep behind Georgia's to likely pass voter suppression laws, now wants to be the arbiter of “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” on college campuses. I w…

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We cannot get to the resurrection of Jesus Christ without traversing through the crucifixion, death and burial of God’s only begotten son. One of the dividing lines among Christian traditions is the context of Jesus’ passion and death. When we separate Jesus from His worldly environment and …

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We like to have a fairy-tale image of how great America is. Anyone who points out our sordid past is deemed un-American and unpatriotic. However, let’s face our history and try to forge a future that is not full of hate and discrimination. This country was founded on the decimation of the Na…

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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“What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Not just for some, but for everyone.”

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When things get tough, we know how to come together. Compassion is usually the powerful unifying force when we confront these challenges. And despite our differences, even racial differences, our circumstances are improved as a result. My hope is that we use our humanity to deal with the tro…

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If you cannot win an election fairly, then cheat by suppressing the vote. In 43 states, Republicans are attempting to change the law to tilt future elections in their favor. The strategy seems to be to deter minority and young voters and other groups that might vote for Democratic candidates…

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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In what felt more like a coronation than the result of a transparent search, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has been announced as the City of Miami's next top cop. He's expected to start in May.

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The following is a letter sent by a coalition of preeminent Black pastors to the rules committee of the Florida State Senate expressing their opposition to SB 90. The letter was organized by the Equal Ground Action Fund, a nonprofit organization working to build Black political power in Flor…

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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The worlds of police officers and young men of color can seem oceans apart, even when they are in the same city. There is a divide that has existed for generations between these two groups. The disconnect is reflected in the massively disproportionate arrest data for males of color that resu…

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Oprah Winfrey pulled off another media coup with her interview of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan. I know they are no longer “entitled” to use the HRH designation, but to me they will always remain royalty, even more so now.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

There is something amazing going on in Republican Party circles. If I did not know better, I would assume that I was watching a television comedy. Segments of the Republican Party are attempting to tell us that the Jan. 6 coup attempt did not actually happen. Instead, they argue, what we saw…

In an update to last week’s Black Press USA op-ed on the George Floyd Justice in Police Act, the federal police reform bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday and now goes to the Senate, where it faces stiffer opposition.

Congressional Black Caucus members are reportedly pushing for Shalanda Young to replace Neera Tanden as President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and for good reason.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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CVS has a heavy footprint in Miami-Dade’s Spanish-speaking neighborhoods, in a county that is nearing 70% Hispanic. That’s why the pandering was particularly sinister when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last week, in the Hispanic-heavy city of Hialeah, that all CVS y más and the company…

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Now that the latest impeachment trial of the 45th president is over, perhaps our legislators can turn their attention to working people, or more accurately, to those who used to work and are now not working.

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Last week, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 as protests against police brutality and lack of accountability continued. The most recent ones occurred last Tuesday in Rocheste…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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There is a lot of sucking up going on. It's so powerful you can actually feel the gravitational pull. Between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Elon Musk, one scarcely knows where to begin.

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After four years of the previous administration’s efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Joe Biden has moved swiftly to repair damage done to President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Last week, we learned that a lawsuit was filed against eight members of the Miami-Dade Police Department for interfering with free speech and unlawful detainment. It stems from an incident involving Miami-Dade Proud Boys chapter leader Enrique Tarrio. According to court pleadings, a group of…

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When I was a young attorney, I had a civil rights trial before the late Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. I did not do as well in the trial as I had hoped. I had the facts and the law on my side, but lost as Ferguson said I would to a friend out loud during jury selection before the trial ever st…

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