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Covington – Gospel Goes Classical

By: Gwen Covington        Entertainment Galore Orlando/Winter Park, FL –  Former WBC & IBO Heavyweight World Champion boxer and now motivational speaker Pinklon Thomas, will not only walk the red carpet at Gospel Goes Classical Gala Concert on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Calvary Assembly Orlando located at 1199 Clay Street in suburban Winter Park, but will attend as a support sponsor to present a check to the Central Florida Urban League (CFUL) for its Operation Cease Fire Initiative.  Thomas’ foundation, Project P.I.N.K. (Pride in Neighborhood Kids) is where he currently devotesRead More

“A Taste of Miami”

#TeamStopPlayin Inc. Presents: “A Taste of Miami” Signature Saturdays: The Space Coast Day Party of 2018 [Melbourne FL] Saturday, June 9th, 2018 | 4pm – 10:00pm + Stephen Bacon + Live Music by Darrell Moody and Ocean Breeze Smooth Jazz Band Feat. Carl Lewis & DJ Anthraxx + La Vela (716 E New Haven Ave Melbourne FL 32901) + Dress Code for a “Grown Atmosphere” will be strictly enforced Link to ticket info and details on dress attire: DESCRIPTION #TeamStopPlayin Inc. would like to invite everyone to “A Taste of Miami” –Read More

Consumer Advocates Warn Against Repeal of Auto-Loan Discrimination Rule

Trimmel Gomes, Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – According to several consumer-backed studies, the color of your skin can make buying a car more expensive. In 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a notice that discriminatory auto lending is illegal, but a GOP-led effort in Congress to overturn those protections is gaining traction. The resolution that already passed the Senate targets “dealer markups,” where car dealers charge additional interest on top of what third-party lenders charge. Alice Vickers, director of the Florida Alliance for Consumer Protection, says she’s seen numerous studies, includingRead More

CareerSource Florida Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Businesses Grow through Quick Response Training #EconDevWeek #EDW2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (5/9/18) – CareerSource Florida is celebrating 25 years of helping nearly 140,000 workers connect to good jobs and enhance their value to their employers through Florida’s Quick Response Training grant program. Quick Response Training provides grants for customized, skills-based curriculum development and training to new or expanding businesses in qualified industries. “Over the past 25 years, Quick Response Training grants have helped Florida retain and attract hundreds of businesses that have created new, high-wage jobs and changed lives for the better,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard.Read More

The Central Florida Urban League Today in 2018

Something positive is in the air in the Pine Hills community and residents should look no further than the Central Florida Urban League. Since taking the helm of the organization in November 2015, Glenton “Glen” Gilzean Jr. has turned the organization around, bringing with him an illumination of thought and a holy willingness to reach out to those that need support.   Behind the scenes, the organization is debt free and individuals as well as corporations are lining up to support their incredible empowerment programs. In the community, the staffRead More

Toxic: Jim Brown, Manhood and Violence Against Women

By Dave Zirin , Cleveland Scene In the history of humanity, spouse-beating is a particularly odious tradition — one often employed by men looking to exert power over women. Just as lynching in America is not a phenomenon wholly confined to black people, spouse-beatings are not wholly confined to women. But in our actual history, women have largely been on the receiving end of spouse-beating. We have generally recognized this in our saner moments. There is a reason why we call it the “Violence Against Women Act” and not the “BrawlingRead More

Student Art Show at Studios of Cocoa Beach May 23 – 26, 2018

The Studios of Cocoa Beach presents it’s first annual Student Art Show May 23 – 26 at the Studios, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach.  On Saturday May 26 there will be an open house reception beginning at 3 pm with an Award Ceremony at 5 pm. The show celebrates the talents of Brevard County students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and presents a variety of art: painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics. The Studios of Cocoa Beach is a non-profit gallery with a goal of creating awareness of localRead More

Black Music Festivals 2018

We’re highlighting some of the best African American Music Festivals in the U.S. and Caribbean. Black Music Festivals 2018 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival & Music Festival Tampa Bay, FL Jan. 11-20, 2018 This ten-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health tutorials, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists and more. Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions and influences African Americans have made in our society. The headliner will be David Sanborn. Festival International deRead More

Mom of Duke’s Wendell Carter says NCAA system resembles ‘slavery and the prison system’

© Joe Robbins/Getty Images Kylia Carter, mother of Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., looks on during the Blue Devils’ game at Indiana on Nov. 29, 2017.WASHINGTON — Kylia Carter, the mother of recent Duke basketball player Wendell Carter, unloaded on the NCAA and the current system for big-time college sports on Monday, equating the economic arrangement for athletes to those of slavery and the prison system. USA Today Sports Carter made her remarks during a stunning opening statement as a panelist during a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate AthleticsRead More

University of Florida apologizes after black graduates were pulled off stage during graduation

msn news The University of Florida apologized Sunday after several black students complained about the behavior of a white faculty member who pulled them off the stage during a commencement ceremony. The students said they were celebrating their achievements by “strolling” – a cultural tradition among black fraternities and sororities – when the usher in question pulled them to move them along. University President W. Kent Fuchs acknowledged the staffer’s “inappropriately aggressive” conduct after videos of the incident went viral. “During one of this weekend’s commencement ceremonies, we were inappropriatelyRead More