Editorials

 FTX oh what a tangle web we weave… Resign Now: FTX Scandal in School Board

     Red Broward is reporting that Hixon worked for the cryptocurrency giant, FTX that recently filed for bankruptcy. The organization has lost a reported $15 billion in one week. You read right. Not $1,500, $15,000 or $15,000,000. FTX has lost $15 billion… that’s 15 with nine zeroes behind it. Furthermore, the legitimacy of the organization is in question, therefore they are not collecting any additional funds or donations until this can all be squared away. […]

Editorials

Superintendent Vickie L. Cartwright has to go

       As I sat in the audience at the Broward Schools Board meeting on yesterday as they discussed the approved termination of superintendent Vicky Cartwright, at one time I thought that I was at a dress rehearsal of a stage play called “what went wrong with the attorney.” If you have been following the news and the saga surrounding the BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, you know that the superintendent has been criticized and rightfully so for her incompetency in her leadership ability as overseen in managing herself and others. […]

Editorials

Where do we go from here?

      Before I begin on my focus for this week’s article, I must ask, “where do we go from here?” Elections bring out the best and the worst of people, be it from leadership or voters. The Yin and the Yang has been caught up in the tic and the toc. When will we learn that social media should be a tool and not a toy expression which presented can be misrepresented to what you intended. It can be a cowardly way for one to throw rocks and hide their hand (so they think). There has been a lot of unreported, overlooked, and flat-out disregard for the misbehaviors of leadership in our schools and on our school board. […]

Editorials

White Fragility on Board

     I must preface this article by saying this behavior of White Fragility, and Karenism is a proponent of White privilege. Its infiltrations into our democracy is causing an erosion to what is being put into place to offer some form of equality to people like me, who want what’s right and are willing to fight for it. […]

Editorials

Justice Delayed is not Justice Denied

     However, when Board member Daniel Foganholi shared his opinion on the toxic culture of the district and stated that the Board doesn’t want a competent superintendent but rather one they can control, the ladies responded angrily. Leonardi said she was offended and professed that Foganholi doesn’t know what is in their hearts. Following that line of thinking, then how do they know what is in Cartwright’s heart since they claim that “what is in her heart” makes them want to give her more time to prove herself. […]

Editorials

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

    In 2018, the International Day of Love was forever changed for 17 families. A former student entered onto the campus of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire with an AR-15, killing 17 and seriously injuring another 17. Fourteen high school students and 3 adults were gunned down like what you see in violent video games. An entire community was left paralyzed, and the world stopped for a few minutes to try to make sense of it all.  […]

Editorials

Sleeping on History Making Events

     Oblivious to his surroundings and circum-stances for 20 years, I am not sure if Rip was sleep as we know sleeping to be or he was most likely simply walking around ignorant, unaware, and disenfranchised. In Spike Lee’s biography of Malcolm X, Denzel Washington gives this line: “Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!” Whichever one that I choose to represent the total neglect of the possible progress that can be made in the state of Florida is overshadowed by the non-messaging that appeals to the Black voters. […]

Editorials

Do the Right Thing

     Spike Lee wrote, directed, and acted in the movie, Do the Right Thing, some 30 years ago. He was trying to demonstrate that doing the right thing is not always doing what’s right. Sometimes we have the right to do something, but it is not necessarily the right thing. […]