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I remember being embarrassed to say where I grew up, when I went off to college. Yet in a few short years, Jacksonville has become a city under transformation. People are starting to recognize our … more
At fifteen I sat on a bed in my aunt’s house in Las Vegas. It was the summer of 1995. To my right was a window overlooking the construction of the Stratosphere Casino. In front of me was a … more
I find it odd that while we live in an especially polarized society, we also are experiencing a time when traditional Democrat-Republican political alignments are blurred. Historically the left, or … more
The old saying that “good fences make good neighbors” has so far proven untrue along the 1100 block of Edgewood Avenue in the heart of Murray Hill. This would not be the first time that … more
Last week, I wrote a guest editorial criticizing the failure of my representative in Congress, John Rutherford, to vote for a House resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of … more
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to visit U.S. President Donald Trump this week. Erdoğan, of course, is the man who convinced Trump to abandon our allies, the Kurds, so that … more
Many years ago (about 52), the voters of Duval County mandated a “Bold New City of the South.” Today there is a behind-the-scenes, behind-closed-doors planning group that would hoodwink … more
Last month, Publix Super Markets announced the closure of a store located in Gateway Plaza, on the Northside of Jacksonville. Its doors will be shut by the end of the year. Our community was … more
“We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.” So said Franklin Roosevelt in his 1941 … more
Despite gains secured by the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, discrimination and violence continue to be real and pressing problems for many of its members in Florida. As a local faith leader, I … more
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