By Kevin Seraaj, J.D., M.Div., Publisher, Orlando Advocate @KevinSeraaj Black Lives Matter. The inability of some to accept these words have completely divided the nation. The statement “Black lives matter” is both a pronouncement born of centuries of frustration with racism in this country, and a reaffirmation of Black’s intent to demand...
By Charlene Crowell America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate inter-generational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion over the next five years....
By Julianne Malveaux On October 2, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the last unemployment report we will see until after the election. Based on this report, Congress and the Senate must pass the HEROES Act that would give individuals, cities, and states much-needed relief from the corona recession, which...
By Delta Jones Recently, one of my clients shared the unfortunate news that she had been the victim of vehicle vandalism and theft. Her purse was stolen along with her laptop and a few other valuable items. When I inquired if she was alright, she replied in a calm voice...
By Vernon A. Williams Full transparency. When news broke about the Donald and his wife testing positive for coronavirus last week, my reaction was on several levels. I couldn’t do the ‘happy dance’ so many did on the irony of his fate. Karma is self-explanatory. And out of my religious...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford III Wednesday, August 26 was one of the most widespread days of sports activism that the nation has ever witnessed. The Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic, refusing to come out of the locker room. Two other NBA...
On Breonna Taylor and Systemic Injustice – The Chicago Faith Community Will Lead Non-Violent Demonstration On Oct. 4 By Cardinal Blase Cupich, Bishop Horace Smith & others It has been a summer of anguish for Black Americans. Six months after Breonna Taylor was shot to death by Louisville policemen in a...
What the world witnessed on live television this week was absolutely not a debate between the two presidential candidates. It was a disaster tantamount to the Titanic and a couple of hours of your life you can never retrieve. There is no ambiguity. The incumbent was dishonest, rude, insulting...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford III There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then...
As of mid-September, at least 197,000 people have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Beyond these fatalities, the number of COVID-related cases diagnoses reached 6.5 million people and continues to rise. Beyond the health effects, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of August 31, over 80% of...