You Are Here: Home » Opinions » Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor


I was reading an article in the March 23rd circulation regarding the state of the Von D. Mizell Center that I found enlightening and disheartening all at the same time. In my travels to major cities throughout U.S., whether it’s Harlem, Atlanta, Miami or Jacksonville just to name a few, I see the same thing. If you visit any Black business corridors you’ll always see the most attractive and active buildings are filled with social service programs.

Today, in the 21st century, we as Blacks in America continue to dominate the culture but have not as of yet taken a look at the elephant in the room: Economic and political empowerment. With a large influx of immigrants coming in the country taking over the low tech jobs and they come to compete, we must compete as well. We need a 20 year agenda to address our millennials; we need technology centers geared towards the marketing of services and goods to the community. We have residents who have received the highest of education with MBAs from some of the finest universities working high ranking post within major corporations and government, and we still can’t create an economic spark in our own backyard. I think it’s time to look at the elephant in the room and reduce it to a mouse.

I applaud Mrs. Richards for this article and hope she continues to shove this topic down the peoples’ throat.


Best, Robb Payne

Leverage Capital Associates

Be Sociable, Share!

    Leave a Comment

    Site Designed By

    Scroll to top