Washington DC—The US Senate is considered the world’s elite bastion of power and prestige, but not to Marco Rubio. The second Cuban American elected to the high office; the Miamian was a rising young star in the Republican party. Now he is seen as a malcontent who has missed more votes than nearly 75% of Senators and complains about having to show up in Washington to do his job. On Twitter he recently told the world, "Woke up at 5 am to a 3 am email that my 8:30 am flight was canceled. But they rebooked me on an 8 pm flight tomorrow night with one connection. Now in DC for the joy that is 'vote a rama' on a garbage bill." The Inflation Reduction Act he was deriding was passed in the Senate without his vote or any Republican support. The IRA will address climate change and create good-paying jobs, lower prescription drug costs, and make sure that the wealthiest Americans and big corporations pay their fair share of taxes. It delivers the relief Americans badly needed and Rubio voted against it.
My fellow Jamaicans, let us give thanks to God Almighty for another year of blessings as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Independence for our island home, Jamaica. This year is even more special as we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee year.
Tampa, Fl—The contrast was striking. Florida Republicans and Democrats held conferences at the adjoining Marriot Hotel in Tampa. Led by First Lady Casey DeSantis, the conservative “Moms for Liberty” pressed issues that drew hundreds of protestors chanting “Racist, sexist, anti-gay Ron DeSantis go away.” Across the street, over 1300 Democrats held their Florida Blue convention, ramping up for the August primary and pivotal November 8 general election. The event provided training and showcased candidates from around the state.
Very few things are more ridiculous than seeing someone who doesn’t know their age. In many cases it’s women who simply refuse to let go of their long lost youth and still cling to the fading fabric of what used to be a vibrant and colourful garment. We have a term for those ladies, “Motha young gyal,’ which refers to a woman who is way past her prime but still primes herself in the accoutrements and garments of the young.
My Fellow Jamaicans across the globe, Happy Independence!
2022 thus far has been a year of multiple socioeconomic and political challenges for all Americans across the nation. Yet for African-Americans and other communities of color, this year represents both challenges and opportunities from a business ownership perspective. In particular, for Black-owned media businesses there is a growing sense of resilience even in the face of continued profound racial disparities and societal inequities.
An estimated 5.8 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer's. Here in our home state of Florida, we have the country's second-highest incidence of this debilitating disease. As a neurosurgeon at Broward Health, I am all too familiar with patients suffering from the devastating effects of Alzheimer's with little to no hope for improvement. There is currently no cure, and treatments have focused primarily on managing the symptoms associated with the disease – until now.
Miami Springs, FL - The opening of the Miami-Dade campaign office for Charlie Crist was welcomed with cheers. It‘s been a while since a gubernatorial candidate has opened headquarters anywhere. The Miami Springs office is one of three around the state that was packed with supporters excited about the campaign to beat Governor Ron DeSantis.