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How can I accept the way I look?

It’s easy to focus on what we don’t have instead of what God has given us ...

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10 ways to live like a millionaire

10 ways to live like a millionaire ...

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Many small donors or a few large donors?

Many small donors or a few large donors? ...

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D.C. Leaders, Black Caucus cautious about House Speaker Ryan

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) as well as other city leaders, District statehood activists, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have developed a wait-and-see attitude toward the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

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Ribbon cutting ceremony/homecoming for a community

Thursday’s ribbon cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of the Ali Cultural Arts Center, located at 357 Hammondville Rd ...

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America’s Political wilderness

America’s Political wilderness ...

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Congratulations Buddy and four more years of Orlando success

Congratulations Buddy and four more years of Orlando success ...

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The Gantt Report Trouble in paradise By Lucius Gantt I’ve visited Europe, Africa, South America and a few other continents but my favorite travel destination is the Caribbean islands. Perhaps I enjoy myself there because oftentimes I get paid there. I have done a lot of political consultation in the Caribbean in recent years because Blacks there are far more interested in doing business with their own kind than the modern day Negroes in the United States who believe their oppressor’s ice is always colder than their own. Years ago when I began to travel to the islands, I felt very safe. Don’t get me wrong, I was once ripped off in the Bahamas for about $150 but I wasn’t shot, beaten or robbed. I was simply conned! I blame myself for being tricked and have never criticized Bahamians or others in the Caribbean for my stupidity back in the day. In the good old days, crime was extremely low, for the most part, in all Caribbean countries but when crack cocaine and other hard drugs hit the scene things took a turn for the worse! Things are so bad now on many Caribbean islands several governments and travel agencies have issued “security advisories” warning travelers to be careful when vacationing or doing business in the Caribbean. Don’t get this column twisted as most visits to the islands are trouble-free but the travel warnings discuss the potential of being robbed while driving and suggest that tourists “keep your car doors locked, windows rolled up, and personal belongings, including handbags, safely stored at traffic lights” because you could be a target of thieves. Most of the increase in island crime, I think, is related to a region wide economic downturn. The best way to stay safe is to remain at your resort or in designated tourist areas which are well patrolled by island police. However, if you are like me and want to really see the island country in all of its glory, you have to get away from your hotel or resort. What I do is get around during the day. No matter where you are in the world it is dangerous to prance around in the streets in the late night hours especially if you are drunk, high or geeked up! When I move around at night in a foreign country I usually have a driver and if I’m in a place like, no disrespect, Kingston, Jamaica, I have a driver and a body guard especially if I want to go to or near Mountain View, Trench Town, Tivoli Gardens, Cassava Piece or Arnett Gardens. In Montego Bay be careful in areas like Flankers, Canterbury, Norwood, Rose Heights, Clavers Street or Hart Street. In the Dominican Republic travel advisories suggest you beware of assailants on motor cycles, scooters or bicycles who snatch purses, phones or necklaces, especially on holidays and during Carnival. The US island of Puerto Rico may be the most dangerous of all islands in the Caribbean. I could go on and on about all islands but I won’t. Just be careful when you travel like you are careful when you’re home. Travel in groups and don’t overdo it with the alcohol, pot, the pills or whatever you do. Also be on the lookout for muggers, robbers, con men, thieves, rapists and other shady characters and criminals. Never act scared! Act like you know how to protect yourself and if necessary how to defend yourself and enjoy yourself in the Caribbean and wherever else you travel to. (Buy Gantt’s latest book, Beast Too: Dead Man Writing on Amazon.com and from bookstores everywhere. Contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net. And, if you want to, “Like” The Gantt Report page on Facebook.)

The Gantt Report Trouble in paradise By Lucius Gantt I’ve visited Europe, Africa, South America and a few other continents but my favorite travel destination is the Caribbean islands. Perhaps I enjoy myself there because oftentimes I get paid there. I have done a lot of political consultation in the Caribbean in recent years because Blacks there are far more interested in doing business with their own kind ...

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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Gazette110415c ...

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