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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE UNDERCOVER FOR RACIST WATCH

By Richard Ray:   In 2012 Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old from Miami, visiting Sanford, FL with his father was killed by George Zimmerman. The self professed neighborhood watchman spotted Trayvon walking in the community and called police to report him as a suspicious person. He was advised by 911 operators to wait for […]

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LONG LASTING EFFECTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS

By Richard Ray: For the past month catastrophic natural disasters have dominated the headlines for most of North America and the Caribbean. Hurricane Harvey deluged parts of Texas including Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, with torrential rains that saw devastating flooding much of the non-coastal areas had never seen before. Over 70 confirmed deaths […]

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HURRICANE ANXIETY

By Richard Ray:   I am not a native Floridian, but having a residence there for fifteen years now, I am hardly a novice to talks and anxiety related to Hurricanes. People that have actually been negatively impacted from major hurricanes like Andrew, Katrina, Sandy and Harvey, should probably have little patience with all the […]

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FALSE PROPHETS

By Richard Ray:   Whenever someone is trending on Twitter or the Internet, my first instinct is to research the subject far greater than the surface level story that usually covers the trending. The Internet is a true savage and undefeated at spreading fake news. If you are a target, right or wrong you have […]

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FROM TRAGEDY COMES A TRIUMPH (OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT)

By Richard Ray:   Too often my features have started off talking about the divisiveness within the United States. Unfortunately the subject is all too real and needs to be discussed in context of talks of change, greater empathy and social justice for all within the US. However, when tragedy strikes America, like the one […]

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ARGUING WITH IRRATIONAL PEOPLE IS A WASTE OF TIME

By Richard Ray:   I have written before that “Racists are Immune to Logic and Reason.” However, even that generalization can be made to cover a broader spectrum of people. Calling someone a fool is completely subjective and rude. That label and other name calling should be refrained from whenever possible. However, (the perfect transition […]