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Category Archives: Black Lives

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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The Orlando Magic Tip-Off Black History Month

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) — Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic join the NBA and its teams to celebrate February as Black History Month hosting a variety of activities tipping off on Thursday, February 3 when the Magic host the Black Business Summit featuring an alumni panel with former Magic players. The panel will discuss…

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Clyburn, architect of Biden’s court pledge, pushes his pick

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At President Joe Biden’s lowest moment in the 2020 campaign, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn came to him with a suggestion: He should pledge to put the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. After some cajoling, Biden made the promise at a Democratic debate, a move Clyburn credits with turning out…

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ZORA! Festival Florida Lottery Community Partnership Announced

EATONVILLE, Fla. (FNN) – Source: ZORA! Festival // The Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) is pleased to announce the Florida Lottery as a Community Partner for ZORA! Festival 2022. As the Florida Lottery (Lottery) continues to invest in the growth and advancement of students and communities across Florida, they recognize the ZORA! Festival…

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9th Annual Orlando Urban Film Festival, Honoring Orlando and Florida Filmmakers, Opens Tonight

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The 9th annual Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) will run from Wednesday, January 26 – Saturday, January 29, 2022 at CMX Cinemas Plaza Café 12 Theatre in downtown Orlando. The Saturday evening closing ceremony will be hosted at the Sheraton Orlando North Ballroom in Maitland, followed by the 2022 Orlando Urban…

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MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster

PHOENIX (AP) — Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change the Senate’s Jim Crow-era filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass. King told a crowd campaigning to protect voting rights that Sinema cannot simultaneously express support for the legislation while also…

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