By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // February 11, 2018
After being placed on the FBI’s most wanted list in 1993, Malik Wade spent seven years on the run, followed by more than a decade in prison. Nevertheless, the time he spent behind bars has helped him transform into an entrepreneur and dynamic community leader.
The 46-year-old mentor, author, and entrepreneur was raised in a low-income neighborhood in San Francisco during the ’80s. In his youth, he was a good student and promising athlete with a bright future. However, Wade took a dramatic turn as a teenager during the crack cocaine epidemic that swept through America’s inner cities. As a result, he spent the next two decades of his life on a turbulent—yet, amazing—journey.
“I started selling drugs at 15 and by the time I graduated from high school, I was already being investigated by the FBI,” Wade told Black Enterprise. “At the age of 21, I was actually indicted by
— More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they’re still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey released Tuesday.
The poll is another indication of how families along the Texas coast continue struggling in wake of the Category 4 storm, which left Houston underwater and killed more than 80 people.
Nearly half of residents who said they had property damage or lost their job or work hours because of Harvey say they’re not getting the resources needed to get back on their feet. Federal officials have approved $1.4 billion in Harvey assistance to individuals and households but the survey showed signs of confusion and frustration: More than 6 in 10 denied applicants say they