Early Intervention is the Key to Preventing Crime in the Black Community

I attended the 33rd annual National Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference in Jacksonville last week where more than 1,000 concerned residents, law enforcement personnel, experts, organization leaders and students converged to find solutions. It was the first time in more than 20 years that I was not playing the role of a chaperone of local More...

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By Online On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Putting the Community in Community Improvement

Although Mother’s Day is in our rearview mirror, I need to take a moment and wish all our mothers a happy belated Mother’s Day. I would’ve done so in last week’s column but I was forced to change my topic More...

By Online Staff On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Is America’s Mental Health Crisis the Culprit of Gun Violence?

When a young while male stormed into a South Carolina church and opened fire killing nine black parishioners in a racist rage, his lawyers argued that he suffered from numerous mental disorders. The same reason More...

By Online Staff On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Matthew `Bump’ Mitchell: Dedicated Entire life to Helping People, Especially Youth

Police Sgt. Rev. Matthew “Bump” Mitchell instilled character, discipline and a strong work ethic in the minds of thousands of Delray Beach children through his faith and his counseling while serving as a football More...

By Online Staff On Friday, May 4th, 2018
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BocaLead: A Great Chance to Network, Fellowship, Share, be Encouraged

By: C. Ron Allen Given the latest buzz around town these days, I had penned my column this week on ethical leadership. But after having lunch at Boca Raton Community Church on Thursday, I opted to shelve the piece More...

By Online Staff On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Small City Trust. Big Time Lie. Again?

Our embattled mayor Susan Haynie was arrested earlier this week after a 13-month corruption probe. The mayor, first elected in 2000 to the city council, elected mayor in 2014 and then won another three-year term More...

By Online Staff On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Barbara Pierce Bush: Her Enduring Legacy Will Serve to Inspire Others

She was one of the feistiest yet dignified first ladies we have had in years. And to the end of her long and eventful life, Barbara Pierce Bush, 92, the wife of the 41st president and the mother of the 43rd, faced More...

By Online Staff On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Local Duo Doing Their Part to Help Stoneman Douglas’ Seniors

As students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are adjusting to their new normalcy, two local community servants are doing their part to make a difference in their lives. Eda and Cliff Viner, whose scholarship More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Enough of the Politics, Give us Some Good News

By: C. Ron Allen As I pen this column, I am smiling from ear to ear. My heart and mind are so relieved, I am ecstatic. Finally, after months of listening to friends hurl insults against each other in candidates’ More...

By Bocatribune On Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Giving Unselfishly of Themselves

By: C. Ron Allen The late humorist, writer, columnist and journalist Erma Bombeck once said that volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, More...