Monroe County’s Secret Roadmap To Resegregation

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Sep 262014
 
Monroe County's Secret Roadmap To Resegregation

http://pathlessridden.com/tag/killing-fields/ by Naja and Arnaud Girard It’s 7:30 am at the bus stop on Truman and Emma.  Eleven-year old Dimitri is about to climb into the morning school bus.  Like him, most of the kids sitting on the bus are African American.  Like them, he has a mere 40% probability of graduating from high school with Read More…

Could Key West Reach The Ferguson Flashpoint?

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Aug 222014
 
Could Key West Reach The Ferguson Flashpoint?

http://sbabooks.com/events/2011-12-27/ by Naja and Arnaud Girard “Cartwright began yelling as loud as he could, and almost immediately a large crowd began forming around us […] Within minutes a crowd of at least 50 bystanders surrounded us and Det. Wormington called for additional Officers while I held down Cartwright.” Police officers were arresting bad boy Ricky Cartwright Read More…

Last Day at Chapman’s House

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Jul 182014
 
Last Day at Chapman's House

http://kgsc.org/events/2016-08-01/ by Naja and Arnaud Girard Whether ‘Old Man Chapman’ will finally be swindled out of his house is no longer up for debate.  Last Monday a red 8” X 6” legal notice was taped to his door at 221 Petronia Street.  It read:  “Final Notice of Eviction” and directed the Monroe County Sheriff to remove Read More…

Goombay: Another Betrayal?

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Jul 182014
 
Goombay:  Another Betrayal?

by Naja and Arnaud Girard Conspiracy theories are running wild over the City Commission’s decision to give control of the African-Caribbean Goombay Festival to a group dominated by white businessmen.  “This decision was a slap in the face,” says Glenwood Lopez. He is Chairman of a group supported by eleven Bahama Village non-profit organizations that Read More…

Is Bahama Village Being Dispossessed of It’s 6.6 Acres At Truman Waterfront?

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Feb 282014
 
Is Bahama Village Being Dispossessed of It's 6.6 Acres At Truman Waterfront?

by Naja and Arnaud Girard “The City is derailing a plan which would be good, not just for Bahama Village, but for all of Key West,” says Bob Kelly, a longtime advocate for Bahama Village, Key West’s predominantly black neighborhood, “A vibrant Bahamian community in the Village would be an extraordinary asset to the Key Read More…