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The Gantt Report – Political and Community Leaders

A good shepherd takes care of his flock. The shepherd can lead his flock to a better pasture. He can feed his sheep. He can protect his sheep. He can heal his sheep when they are hurt or injured. If Black political and community leaders can be considered as our...

Jerusalem Grand Chapter O.E.S. Workshop 16’ blends knowledge with healthy lifestyles

I Got NEXT! October 14 and 15th heralded the mid-year annual workshop for members of Jerusalem Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, State of Florida, Prince Hall affiliated.  The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, located at 225 E. Coastline Drive in Jacksonville. The workshop convenes...

Obama X

The Gantt Report: President Barack Obama made quite a splash at a 2016 Congressional Black Caucus dinner. News reports say Obama gave his most fiery Presidential speech ever as he tried to fire up some political puppets before the upcoming fall elections. I say puppets because even if the President didn’t say...

Pharoah’s Police Force

The Gantt Report: I want to apologize in advance. This week I’m writing one of what I think is one of my most important columns but I am writing with a very heavy heart for a couple of reasons. First, I want to wish the Editor and Publisher of The Pensacola...

Easy to Lie

The Gantt Report: I own two businesses and I’m a Managing Partner in a third firm. At least 90% of the business people I deal with are perpetual liars! People wanting to trade in commodities lie about having, gold, silver, sugar or other commodities, they lie about having money to buy...

Former B-CU Offensive Lineman Jumps from Blocking to Beats

I Got Next! Since age 12, Terrance Gattling had a desire to be an entertainer. The 34-year-old Miami native is now seeing a childhood dream come true as an emerging artist and producer. In his spare time he can be found trolling the sidelines of a football game featuring his...

When People Try You

The Gantt Report: Stop getting mad when that man or woman who you’re dealing with tries you. All of us have the tendency to try people. It’s in our DNA. You cannot know how far you can go in life, in love or in business if you never take the chance...

Slice into Velvet Luxe for Crafty, Tasty Cakes & Pastries

I Got Next! There is a valid need of cakes and cupcakes for various venues such as weddings, birthdays, holidays, and observances. The need is no less valid in order to satisfy one’s need for sweets. Whatever the need, whatever the design, whatever the venue, the enterprising ladies at Velvet...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Geraldine Thompson

Congressional candidate Geraldine Thompson's responses are in bold. Thompson is running in Florida’s 10th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the country? * Jobs with livable wages; * Sustainable/renewable energy/global warming; * Immigration. In your district specifically, what are...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Val Demings

Congressional candidate Val Demings' responses are in bold. Demings is running in Florida’s 10th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. West Orlando News endorses Chief Val Demings for U.S. Congress. General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the country? Gun Safety, National Security, Protecting Social...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Fatima Rita Fahmy

Congressional candidate Fatima Rita Fahmy's responses are in bold. Fahmy is running in Florida’s 10th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the country? First, we need a just economy that benefits all people, not just the top...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Bob Poe

Congressional candidate Bob Poe did not respond to critical issues facing our nation. Poe is running in Florida’s 10th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. See his opponents' questionnaire responses here: Val Demings - Geraldine Thompson - Fatima Rita Fahmy General: What are three top national...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Darren Soto

Congressional candidate Darren Soto's responses are in bold. Soto is running in Florida's 9th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. West Orlando News endorses Darren Soto for U.S. Congress. General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the country? My top priority in Congress is to...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Valleri Crabtree

Congressional candidate Valleri Crabtree's responses are in bold. Crabtree is running in Florida’s 9th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the country? I believe that the three top national legislative priorities for the country are: 1. Legislation creating...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Susannah Randolph

Congressional candidate Susannah Randolph did not respond to critical issues facing our nation. Randolph is running in Florida’s 9th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. See her opponents' questionnaire responses here: Darren Soto - Valleri Crabtree General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the...

2016 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire – Dena Grayson

Congressional candidate Dena Grayson did not respond to critical issues facing our nation. Grayson is running in Florida’s 9th Congressional District and the Democratic primary election is on August 30th. See her opponents' questionnaire responses here: Darren Soto - Valleri Crabtree General: What are three top national legislative priorities for the...

The Ballot or the Beat Down

The Gantt Report It’s 2016, an election year and also the year of the ballot or the beat down! If African Americans don’t stand up now and demand equal rights and justice for everybody living in the United States our parents, our children and our neighbors will continue to be...

The Crack Candidates

The Gantt Report Crack cocaine (crack) is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked. It offers a short but intense high to smokers. The Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment calls it the most "addictive" (effective) form of cocaine. A “crack candidate” is someone that is addicted to running for office! Every election year, political...

Parental Hatred

The Gantt Report I hope all of the mothers and fathers enjoyed their days of recognition in 2016. I feel sad and get mad when I see young people today that hate one or both of their parents! No one in the Black family is perfect. If you live long enough...

The Black Man’s Wizard

The Gantt Report Ever since Satan was cast out of Heaven, the devil has been a trickster! When your heart and soul is telling you to go left, the devil will convince you to go right. When your mind tells you to help the less fortunate, Beezlebub will tell you...

Christians and Buffalos

The Gantt Report: I hope all military veterans and their families enjoyed the recent Memorial Day celebrations honoring men and women that served their country in the Armed Services. My father, Lucius Gantt, was a United States Army  Technical Sergeant in the 949 Air Engineering Squadron. There were no books written or...

Heroes With Egos

The Gantt Report It is May 2016, the time of year in the United States when professional basketball becomes a focal point for millions of people in America and around the world. It is the time when basketball “heroes” take center stage and basketball fans pray that their particular hero can...

Recruiting & Retaining Experience Tough in Orange

At the April 12th OCPS School Board meeting, Scott Howatt, Chief Negotiator for Orange County Public Schools and the Senior Executive Director of Planning, Governmental, and Labor Relations, presented a summary of information to the OCPS School Board that included startling information about the makeup of teachers in OCPS. ...

President Trump?

The Gantt Report It appears as though the words “President Trump” are terrifying to many Americans but the words “President Hillary” are equally nightmarish! To the astute politicos in the United States, it would not be a surprise if Trump beat Hillary Clinton like a drum in the November election to...

That Henney Swig

In life, in love and in business, stop fooling around, stop messing around, stop pretending and become committed! Too many people, and far too many so-called Black community leaders and activists, are clowning the masses of African Americans by merely acting like they care about the struggles going on in...

Don’t Take My Word For It, But

Bernie “The Mack” Sanders and Apple Jack have at least one thing in common….”crack”! Crack killed Apple Jack and the “crack vote” brought Bernie Mack back to a respectable place in the race for the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential nomination. Before you start tripping, there is no crack vote. “Crack vote”...

Political Poverty Pimps: You Get What You Pay For

The Gantt Report Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The races for the 2016 elections began years ago as soon as Barack Obama was elected to his second term as President of the United States. Fakes, charlatans and political goofballs raced to every candidate seeking a political office and proclaimed themselves as...

“Am I Dying?”

  Scared, searched for the medical prognosis within her velvety-blue eyes as to the name of this predatory pain that uninvitingly, rabidly, and spitefully ran amok with vengeance.   Reminiscent of a pending execution at the gallows, tearfully begged for amnesty from this temperamental gastrointestinal gatecrasher which, without provocation, would graze, grasshopper,...

Who taught you to hate yourself?

We all know the answer to the Malcolm X question about “Who taught you to hate yourself?”. Well, Malcolm was assassinated and the original hate teachers are dead and gone but many in the African American community continue to hate their brothers and sisters! Many members of your family, several of...

Connie, Siddeeq and You

We can mourn for Connie Tucker and we can enjoy the remaining days of Muhammad Siddeeq, but we need more and new freedom fighters in America and around the world!