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Florida Legislative Black Caucus Elects New Leadership Team, Led by Representative Kamia Brown as Chairwoman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On March 7, 2022, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus elected their 2022-2024 leadership team, led by Representative Kamia Brown (D-Ocoee) as their new Chairwoman. This past term, she served as the Vice Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus. “I am honored to have been elected to serve as the Chair to the Florida…

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Development Projects by Anthony and Calvin Mackie will Bring Economic Boom to New Orleans East Community

NEW ORLEANS – Source: STEM Global Action // Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and CEO of STEM NOLA and STEM Global Action (SGA), said New Orleans East development projects managed separately by him and his brother, actor Anthony Mackie, will benefit community residents and help advance education in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.   This…

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Smollett Declines to Speak at Sentencing in Staged Attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett declined to make a statement during his Thursday sentencing hearing for lying to police in a staged hate crime, saying he agreed with his attorney’s advice to remain quiet. Smollett’s attorneys asked Cook County Judge James Linn to limit the sentence to community service, arguing that the former “Empire”…

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Ex-Officer Cleared in Shooting During Breonna Taylor Raid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer was found not guilty Thursday on charges he endangered neighbors the night he fired into Breonna Taylor’s apartment during a botched drug raid that resulted in Taylor’s death. The panel of eight men and four women delivered its verdict for Brett Hankison about three hours after it took…

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African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Names 2022 Eagle Awards Finalists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida‘s 2022 Eagle Awards finalists were announced during half-time of the Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers game at Amway Center Wednesday night. The Eagle Award Ace Applications The Compak Company Matthews Automotive Group Emerging Business of the Year Comforting, Loving & Helping Hands…

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