Celebrating Cecelia’s Life – A Life Well Lived

     Cecelia grew and grew and grew, earning the honor of being Valedictorian of her class at Edward Waters High School in Jacksonville, Florida.  That little girl matured and matriculated through college starting at 15 years of age. She then spent time at Spelman College, later completing her BS in Biology at North Carolina College, now NCCU, in 1952.  She married Edward D. Hayes in June 1954. She later went on to earn her MS degree in Health Education from North Carolina College in 1958. Cecelia accomplished the formidable task of receiving her Master’s Degree while balancing the roles of wife and mother of two sets of twin daughters. […]


Federal judge refuses delay in order granting voting rights to Florida felons

A federal judge on Sunday refused to put on hold his decision allowing hundreds of thousands of Florida felons who have completed prison or jail sentences to register and vote in this year’s elections. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle turned down a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ lawyers for a stay, as they challenge his felons-voting decision at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. […]