Category Archives: Florida
They used to say you can’t go home again—I don’t know what the youngins are saying these days—but for me, that’s only partly true. With all of the back and forth traveling and living abroad that I’ve done since leaving … Continue reading
Every March, the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana throws the biggest pan-Latin/Caribbean bash in the country on Southwest 8th Street, the main street of Miami’s Cuban community, called “Calle Ocho” in Spanish because of the missing ordinal abbreviation (i.e. “th”) … Continue reading
While I’m home with the family recharging the ol’ batteries with barbecue and sweet tea, Fly-Brother.com will be undergoing some minor site upgrades. Subscribers might see a few old posts pop up in their feeds over the weekend, but don’t … Continue reading
For a week now, I’ve been trying to write a post about the decline, nay, decay of my hometown Jacksonville in general, and of the black community that I grew up in, in particular. It’s been hard; I still haven’t … Continue reading
Please tweet your comments @FlyBrother, or email me (see About page). And don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook!
On Saturday, revolutionary band director and musician, Dr. William P. Foster, died at a nursing home in Tallahassee at age 90. During his 53-year tenure at Florida A&M University, Dr. Foster permanently changed the look, feel, and sound of college … Continue reading
I haven’t been on vacation in Florida with my entire family since the mid-90s, and spending this Christmas with them in Orlando brings back and brings up all sorts of memories and madness. Back in March, while still living in … Continue reading