08/24/2014 7:00 PM
08/22/2014 5:56 PM
I have never stood on the plains, mountains or in the jungles of Africa and I never did meet the Honorable Nelson Mandela but you know what?
In my lifetime, I have lived in the bondage of poverty within the African-American community and there are times I have to pick myself up emotionally and financially, when knocked down by inequality and injustice, that hides behind legislative words and deeds.
When I see two honorable Dade County warriors, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and T. Willard Fair that jumped into battle so long ago, still standing strong with voices that command respect and authority, I have hope for Miami-Dade County.
Norvell Holyfield, Miami
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