Fire and Ice

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Introduction: The Fire and Ice Podcast will discuss topics that impact Black Americans’ culture and the enculturation of Africans and Caribbeans in the United States. The discussions will be a framework around the constructive analysis of Economic Development, Education and Training, Technology, Music and Art, Humanities, Relationship, Sports, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Travel, Politics, Health, Agriculture, Reparations, ex Cetera.

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  • Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution
  • Interview with Mr. Miles Alexander, 3rd, owner and operator of AlexanderGoshen - Entrepreneur in construction Mr. Alexander, 3rd, CEO of AlexanderGoshen a construction business received an award for emerging excellence in the construction industry.  AlexanderGoshen is ten years old and has attracted significant contracts speaks to the young entrepreneur and his ambition.  The interview is for educational purposes and hopefully, the public will learn something that would better their lives. 
  • CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for low to affordable housing, and youth programs.  This CDC organization focused is on East Tampa.
  • If your business needs resources; loans, networking, and collaboration with other businesses you should be there at the CEO Experience events.   CEO Experience event has keynote speakers from the business community local and state.
  • How to represent yourself in federal civil courts as a Prose.
  • In the federal court system, over three hundred thousand Pro Se represent themselves. A look into the Pro Se world was defending self in Federal Courts and winning. Today the interview will be with Ms. Andrea Debose, a Pro Se in the federal court system, representing herself and winning the judgment. However, the power of the opposing party blocked the settlement by invoking summary judgment, which added another complicated layer.
  • In 2021, Juneteenth became a federal holiday remembered as an end to the institutional chattel slavery in Galveston, Texas(1865).   Union General Gordon Granger and his troops traveled to Galveston, Texas to announce General Order No.3 on June 19th, 1865. June 19th would go on to be known and celebrated as Juneteenth. The people are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, All slaves are free. This was true in all but two states Kentucky and Delaware, those states received their freedom on December 6, 1865, when the 13th Amendment was ratified. -  Washington Post, 2021 Juneteenth has been commemorated for over 150 years throughout America and some Black Americans consider the day as their Independent Day.   The controversy over Juneteenth is that Black Americans did not request a holiday and because it was already being celebrated. May 20, 1865, is Florida Freedom Day, the day when Black Americans were freed from institutional chattel slavery. Emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865, eleven days after the end of the Civil War, and two years after the Proclamation first issued by President Abraham Lincoln freed those enslaved in the Southern States. Emancipation Day is traditionally celebrated on May 20, in Florida.-History Channel, 2021
  • Mentesnot is an established longtime citizen of Hillsborough County, and property owner continues to advocate and fight to remove fines that have been excessive code enforcement, which put his family property in jeopardy due to growing financial debt that the homeowner cannot afford to pay. The nationwide problem is that Code enforcement targets low-income neighborhoods, primarily Black communities; it is prevalent and ongoing in East Tampa. Is this another local and state commandeer of land supported by the federal government to remove Black people from their communities as a form of gentrification? For over 200 years, Black Americans have been demanding Reparations, and this code enforcement adds another layer of the need for Black People Reparations lineage based in America, and Global Reparations.
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