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Press Release: Seventeen Imperatives

March 27, 2017

IMPERATIVE NUMBER ONE: ALL U.S. CITIZENS WILL BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO VOTE IN EVERY U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. Winter Park, FL  October 27, 2014 11:07 a.m. EST – Armed with the findings from his landmark four-year study on what ails America, National Community Activist, Will Graves, calls for seventeen imperatives aimed at reversing America’s unprecedented […]

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Letter to the Editor

March 9, 2017

In the early nineties, I was winging my way to Los Angeles while reading an airline flight magazine feature on Earl G. Graves, Publisher of Black Enterprise magazine. I was en route to meet with a number of automotive manufacturing C.E.O.s. I’d been warned that one of my ports of call would include an intentionally […]

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The West Winter Park Talks

December 11, 2013

Years before East Winter Park decided to spend $90,000 on a marketing consultant, a white male Graduate Marketing Instructor, community activist, and Rollins College alum, inspired by his parents and a couple of relatives, wondered to himself how he could help West Winter Park, a predominantly African-American community, promote and preserve its historic brand, and […]

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Orlando’s Compassionate Wunderkind Lands a Promotion

December 11, 2013

Dear editor, My lifelong friend (since our Rollins days), Bonnie Manjura, passed away leaving a Central Florida legacy few can match.  She was instrumental in putting Orlando on the tourism map internationally (fluent in four languages), successfully lobbied Congress for the Heathrow interchange Jeno needed, founded The Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts, founded the […]

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Not Just a Party Scene

April 13, 2013

[information]This opinion piece comments on the current FSL housing situation at Rollins College, covered here.[/information] Considering the recent changes in Greek life on campus, Phi Delta Theta alumnus advocates for its preservation. Talk about things happening in threes… First, two “strangers” walk up to me at this year’s Rollins reunion and lavish praise on me […]

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Letter to the Editor: Rollins Blinks and Phi Beta Kappa Takes Notice

November 3, 2011

Hats off to The Sandspur editorial board for some intrepid investigative reporting in spite of your lack of tenure! Clearly, Rollins blinked and Phi Beta Kappa took notice. In June, 1977, a month aft er my graduation from Rollins College, I penned a lett er to the Rollins president who had handed me my diploma […]

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