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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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Hannah-Jones Chooses Howard After N. Carolina Tenure Fight

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An investigative journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her ground-breaking work on the bitter legacy of slavery in the U.S. announced Tuesday that she will not join the faculty at the University of North Carolina following an extended tenure fight, and instead will accept a chaired professorship at Howard University.…

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Community Leaders, Elected Officials Celebrate Juneteenth at Bronze Kingdom

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Community leaders and elected officials descended on Bronze Kingdom for Raise Your Glass Promotions’ UNITY Juneteenth Celebration Saturday. Raise Your Glass Promotions curates high end networking events on and Decades Parties for the predominantly African American business community in Orlando. Its UNITY networking events always feature a panel discussion with community…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Applauds Biden’s Plan to Recruit Barbershops in Vaccination Effort

ORLANDO, Fla. – State Representative Daisy Morales (D- Orlando) applauds President Joe Biden’s decision to recruit barbershops and beauty salons in an effort to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. President Biden announced his “Shots at the Shop” initiative Tuesday afternoon. President Biden shared in his speech: “In the spirit of meeting people where they are, we’ll also be working with the…

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Lloyd Price, Singer and Early Rock Influence, Dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee,” has died. He was 88. Price died Monday at a long-term care facility in New Rochelle, New York, of complications from diabetes, his…

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Angel Perry Running to Replace Outgoing State Rep. Rene Plasencia

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Republican Angelique “Angel” Perry has filed paperwork Wednesday to run for Florida House of Representatives’ District 50 seat, which cover parts of Orange and Brevard counties, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. Perry, who is African American and a longtime union organizer in Central Florida, is running to replace…

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