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So far Christopher Harress has created 10 blog entries.

Young, first-time Florida voters cast ballots with social justice, healthcare and economy in mind

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Lillian Ekiss, a 19-year-old first-time voter, waited over an hour and a half to cast her ballot at Pensacola State College on the first day of early voting in the Sunshine State. She is eager to see big changes on a variety of social justice issues that [...]

Want to retire early and still have fun? With aggressive investing and frugal living, it’s possible

As the global pandemic continues to heap financial concerns upon millions of Americans, including mass unemployment and fears over an economic recovery, retirement may not be your biggest concern right now. But the stock market, which holds most of our retirement hopes in its mind-boggling numbers and graphs, continues to [...]

By |2020-09-30T15:30:24-05:00September 29, 2020|Economy, Education, Story|

‘Stand your ground’: Black drivers have always found creative paths into racing despite racism and financial barriers

By Christopher Harress Reckon Staff Writer On a Sunday afternoon in late 1963, on a ramshackle dirt speedway in northeast Florida, a powder blue Chevrolet Bel Air swept to victory and became an iconic part of Black sports history. The 5,000 people in attendance that cold December day did not [...]

By |2020-08-31T11:35:07-05:00August 29, 2020|Feature, Race|

Protest at Memorial Park in Mobile

This young child is protesting today on the edge of Mobile’s Memorial Park. Situated between a monument to those who died in the Great War fighting against colonial powers and a Confederate Civil War cannon, around 100 young activists lined the park to protest the death of George Floyd and other black people who have died at the hands of police officers. 📸 @charress

By |2020-06-18T19:38:03-05:00June 4, 2020|Instagram, Justice, Race|

Protest in Mobile is young, diverse and very peaceful

Situated between a World War I monument and a Confederate Civil War cannon, around 100 young activists gathered in Mobile’s Memorial Park Thursday afternoon to protest the death of George Floyd and other black people who died at the hands of police. Compared to the civil unrest seen in Mobile on Sunday and in Birmingham and Huntsville over the last five days, Thursday’s protest in the Port City was remarkably different. Protesters, who lined Old Government Street and Government Street, were young, diverse, and very peaceful.

By |2020-06-16T16:17:22-05:00June 4, 2020|Justice, Race, Story|