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Category Archives: Black Lives

Orange County Celebrates 2019 Pine Hills Small Business Appreciation Week

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. –  Orange County Government’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is celebrating 2019 Pine Hills Small Business Appreciation Week (Sept. 9 – Sept. 13, 2019). Celebrating and recognizing the impact small businesses make every day, the week features a variety of workshops and festivities that will take place throughout the Pine Hills community. One of…

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Congresswoman Val Demings calls for increased Diversity in American Media

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution calling for increased diversity in American media. Co-leading the resolution is Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) in the U.S. House, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in the U.S. Senate. Said Rep. Demings, “I am glad to join with Representative González-Colón,…

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‘Hour of darkness’ for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The hurricane death toll is rising in the Bahamas, in what its leader calls “this hour of darkness.” Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris Saturday after Hurricane Dorian struck the northern part of the archipelago last Sunday. At least 43…

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[Photos] 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Rocks One More Time, Despite Hurricane

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR), the “Party with a Purpose,” kept rockin’ didn’t miss a beat all through Labor Day weekend at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, despite Hurricane Dorian threatening to bear down on Florida. As usual, the ATJFR boasted its massive free expo…

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Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Returns, Celebrating Families and the African-American Community for 17th Year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, and Allstate Insurance Company are once again celebrating the importance of family fun for every generation by partnering to present the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. The prominent event, now in its 17th year will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort…

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[VIDEO] Exclusive: Orlando Flash Flooding Causes Stalled Cars and Traffic Delays at Fashion Square

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – One of Florida’s typical “afternoon monsoons,” in this case a thunderstorm, caused major flooding, traffic delays and stalled cars at the intersection of Maguire Road and Colonial Drive near Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Orlando Fire Department came on scene quickly and escorted stranded drivers from their vehicles. They additionally warded…

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at…

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Orlando Honors its Veterans at the 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - For 20 years Orlando has honored its veterans by with…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Wins 5th Term in Landslide Over Ings and Simons

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Incumbent Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer netted a landslide win over…

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Discussion Panel at Florida International University

MIAMI, Fla. – Recently, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez visited Florida International University to host a Domestic…

Early Voting Starts For Orlando Mayoral and District 6 City Commissioner General Election

ORLANDO, Fla.  – The City of Orlando General Election will be held on Tuesday, November…

National Politics

More celebs join Michelle Obama’s voter outreach drive

NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to…

Bloomberg opens door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening…

Trump ‘violates all recognized democratic norms,’ federal judge says in biting speech on judicial independence

In an unusually critical speech that lamented the public’s flagging confidence in the independence of…

Ex-Trump aide confirms Biden probe sought, says not illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top White House official confirmed Thursday that military aid to…