Instead the 17-year-old was killed by Michael Dunn at a Florida gas station in 2012 when Jordan and his friends refused to turn down their loud music.
On Saturday night, Dunn was found guilty of three counts of second-degree attempted murder but was not convicted on the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of Jordan. Dunn now faces more than 60 years in prison.
Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has written to United States President Barack Obama urging him to stop the deportation of Caribbean immigrants.
In a joint letter with Arizona Congressman RaÃºl M. Grijalva, Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, appealed to Obama to â€œrespond to the crisis of deportation in the undocumented communityâ€ in his State of the Union address, which was made Jan. 28.
Disney couldn't write a better story: A short kid, much too short to play quarterback, won't let that fighting spirit in him die. So he plays in high school, both ways: quarterback on offense and cornerback on defense. Hell, he even punted the ball. His high school coach called him a one-man wrecking crew. He breaks records and is still rated only as a two-star recruit. Too short, they say.
He goes to North Carolina State, where he dominates on a mediocre team. Yet he is willing to leave the sport to play minor-league baseball after his college coaches reach out to NFL scouts to see what the kid's chances are in the NFL. Coaches aren't interested.
In December 1989, President George H.W. Bush was completing his first year in office. In December 2013, Barack Obama was ending the first year of his second term. In between these dates, momentous changes occurred in the world. Almost every aspect of life had changed in ways unimaginable in 1989.
That year saw the birth of Caribbean Today, the brainchild of four young Caribbean migrants in Florida. The publisher was, and still is, Peter Webley.