Religion

Charles A. ‘Chaz’ Moseley has logged on his computer for the last time

51 years ago, the Westside Gazette was born, like other obligations, answers, and history, out of necessity for service to the advancement of a people not to be invisible. We do understand and wholeheartedly embrace the fact that we did not come this far by ourselves without the energies, spirits, people, and prayers that have prepared us and, in some instances, carried us, we would not be here. Knowing that we don’t exist without each other we honor those who have been and are the thread to bind and create the pages of our history together. […]

Religion

Michael C. Roper

Michael C. Roper, Sunrise – February 7, 1964 – Sunset – November 7, 2022. Viewing will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Elijah Bell Funeral Home, 3750 North State 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. […]

Religion

Dr. B.J. McCormick

As usual the best place to begin any story is at the beginning. About two months ago, I was turning onto NW 18th Avenue in Pompano Beach. NW 18th Avenue had been renamed Dr. B.J. McCormick Avenue in 1993 when I was 12-years old. I thought to myself  as I drove past the lot where his humble three-bedroom house once stood (he moved his family there in the late 1950’s from the projects), you can still see the concrete sidewalk that led from the road to the front door of the house. I wondered how many people live in the new houses and apartments that have no idea why that street is named that. The truth was I only knew a few things myself. You see, Dr. McCormick died July 10, 1977, four years before my birth. […]