Category Archives: Black Lives

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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Ocoee Professional Firefighters’ Endorses State Rep. Candidate Angel Perry for Her Strong Support for First Responders

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Ocoee Professional Firefighters Local 3623 is the latest in a growing list of unions endorsing Angel Perry’s campaign for State Representative, District 50, according to a press release by her campaign Friday. Perry has been a champion for workers’ rights, fair wages and voice for Central Florida first responders for twenty years. The…

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Regina Hill Break Ground on Eight New Homes

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN) –  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill continue to grow Orlando’s housing market with another groundbreaking of eight new homes in the Parramore community. In 2018, as part of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) efforts to increase the number and quality of home ownership opportunities…

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PHOTOS: Crist Pushes for Justice Reform, Gets Endorsement from 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Candidate

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – US Representative Charlie Crist believes in the automatic restoration of rights for convicted felons as part of his proposed justice reform in his campaign for Florida governor, during a roundtable in Saint Marks AME Church in Orlando at noon on Monday, as part of his Justice For All policy tour. Crist…

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