Category Archives: Black Lives

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after Jussie Smollett, a Black and openly gay actor,…

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VIDEO: US Rep. Val Demings, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings touts $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – US Senate candidate and US Congresswoman Val Demings and along with her husband Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Jim Harrison of Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Clint Bullock of Orlando Utilities Commission, and Willie Delgado of Amalgamated Transit Union held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the $1.2 trillion bipartisan…

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Paul C. Perkins Bar Association Launches Inaugural Hall of Fame at 40th Annual Gala

ORLANDO, FL – The Paul C. Perkins Bar Association (PCPBA) honored trailblazing black attorneys during its Inaugural Hall of Fame and Scholarship Gala in celebration of the organization’s 40th anniversary at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel Saturday. During the gala, PCPBA honored the legacies of Orlando’s first African American lawyers, Paul C. Perkins, Sr. and…

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Rapper Formerly Known as Kanye West is Now Just Ye

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye is now Ye. A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. “There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” Judge…

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Colin Powell Dies, Trailblazing General Stained by Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 years in the Army…

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