‘Just So You Know’
Each week, come here to hear our community leaders share their views on what's happening, what's right and wrong, and how to get to plus. Just so you know, as Judge Rodgers used to say.
By Daphne Taylor |
The Allen and Adderly families of West Palm Beach have suffered theunthinkable, twice, but they’ve risen above the ashes–literally. Yes,their home has been in ruins since July 5 when a loved one, Trevonte Tavaris Adderly, 26, who suffers from mental illness, tried to kill his grandmother, Delores Allen, then set her house on fire. […]
By Bryce Graham |
It was in the early morning hours on October 18, 2015, when Corey Jones’ vehicle stalled along an I-95 exit ramp in Palm Beach Gardens (PBG). As we know today, he was killed at the hands of the now-former PBG police officer, Nouman Raja. When we in the community heard of Corey’s tragic death, our […]
By Ron Scott |
On a recent visit to my native home of West Palm Beach, I reconnected with a friend I knew where I grew up, former New Yorker Stewart Bosley, who has since relocated here and is the owner/operator of Urban Growers Community Farm in West Palm Beach. He introduced me to his favorite restaurant in town. […]
By Sheila Banks |
Sunday, February 3 was the 35th birthday of my nephew, Corey Jones. But there will be no birthday celebration; just heartache. That’s because Corey’s generation has stopped. It’s been more than three years since that dreadful night of October 18, 2015, and our hearts and minds have questions with no answers. Corey was in his […]
By Jada Brown |
Recently, all over my social media news-feeds, parties and events, men have been proclaiming that they don’t want a Batta Ears Gyal, and it’s getting annoying.The term was popularized by Dancehall artiste Govana in his song Bake Bean. The chorus of the song is as follows “Some man a hype wid a bagga waste gal/Gena […]
By Marian Dozier |
All three are about one thing: community uplift When people pull up to 251 W. 11th Street for a Farm Share free food giveaway on October 27, they may think they’re coming to the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy. But they won’t be. They’ll be coming to the Judge Edward Rodgers Center for Community Development, a […]
Judge Edward Rodgers was the first black judge in the state of Florida when he was named in 1977 to the Circuit Court in Palm Beach County. He has been many other firsts--the first black city attorney in Riviera Beach, for example, and in Palm Beach County--during his long, rich career in Florida-based jurisprudence. He created the first Civil Drug Court in 1999 in Riviera Beach, where it still operates, and the U.S. Post Office in Riviera Beach was named for him in 2004. Sadly, he died October 20, 2018. He was 91.