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13.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

On the heels of a disappointing mid-term election in which Republicans again gained a number of new seats in the legislature, the Democrats appear to be irretrievably lost.  If the criticism offered by a number of commentators is correct, Democrats didn't fare well during the last election because they ignored a significant portion of their base-- and then paid the price.

11.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Don't blame black voters for last week's election debacle by Democrats, says Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge.

10.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here's a big reason we've seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That's a principle known as "net neutrality" — and it says that an entrepreneur's fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student's blog shouldn't be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.

07.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Both incumbents --- one Democrat and one Republican --- lost their seats Tuesday in Florida's two most hotly-contested congressional races.

07.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

California voters took a significant step toward ending mass incarceration and the war on drugs by approving Proposition 47.  On the heels of reforming the state’s “three strikes” law in the 2012 election, Californians overwhelmingly voted to change six low-level, nonviolent offenses – including simple drug possession – from felonies to misdemeanors. 

06.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Community Open House

Free and Open to the Public
NOON TO 6:00 P.M.
Dr. Phillips Center Members preview from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. Guests will take self-guided tours and explore the Della Phillips Grand Lobby, the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the Seneff Arts Plaza. The tour includes spots for photos and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events.

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NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Community Open House and Family Festival on Seneff Arts Plaza, Free and Open to the Public
Dr. Phillips Center Free and Open to the Public
NOON TO 4:00 P.M.
Guests will take self-guided tours and explore the Della Phillips Grand Lobby, the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the Seneff Arts Plaza. The tour includes spots for photos and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events. Access to  a climate-controlled hospitality area with private restroom facilities, high top tables and chairs, lunch from Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ and three drink (beer/wine/soda) tickets are available for $30.00 advance/$30.00 at the door.

NOVEMBER 15, 2014

Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and The Bryce L. West Foundation

Tickets Available
Dinner 5:00 p.m.
Performance 8:30 p.m.
Broadway & Beyond is an incomparable variety show featuring luminaries from Broadway, and beyond, including international music and dance performers.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2014

Carmina Burana, produced by Orlando Ballet with Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Dr. Phillips Center Tickets Available 7:30 p.m.

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With midterm hangover setting in, many will chatter and finger-point into next month about what happened, who did what and why. And at the center of it will be questions about the black vote. In crucial Senate and gubernatorial races where the black vote was needed most—Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina—Democrats faced humiliating blows to the stomach.

30.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress explores the current role of women-of-color voters, a bloc that turned out in record numbers in the 2008 presidential election. The brief looks at the national demographic trends turning this emerging voting bloc into an increasingly powerful electoral player. This new political landscape points to a reality in which these voters will wield great influence in 2014 and beyond.

30.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by


Last month, candidates were asked for positions related to policy that has shut approx. 1.5 million Floridians out of the democratic process; Gov. Scott, A.G. Bondi, and all other incumbent Clemency Board members refused to respond

23.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join with students and business leaders on Thursday, October 23, to announce the launch of the City’s new anti-bullying initiative. This community-wide campaign will partner with local organizations to provide year-round education to students, an outreach coordinator and increase awareness throughout the entire community.  

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