Local minority community leaders: 'Democracy is on the ballot'
PANAMA CITY — Political discussions at home were customary growing up for local educator J. Dia Green-Jones. "I grew up in a family where values were placed on hard work, education and helping others. Discussions about rights and votes and community always took place," she said. "I can remember my grandparents going to vote." The area native expanded her civic understanding by attending historically Black university, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University in Tallahasse