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Senate Backs Legislation to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

"Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our nation's history and I'm hopeful this measure will swiftly pass the House." --Sen....
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The Financial Wall

President Donald Trump said in his campaign to become Commander in Chief that Mexico would pay for his beloved wall on the...

State of the Union: Trump calls for ‘choosing greatness’ as black leaders say...

President Donald Trump gives State of the Union as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi watch. (Photo by: Cheriss...
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50 Rescued, 339 Arrested in CA Human Trafficking Sting

According to the Los Angeles Times, nearly 50 victims of human trafficking, including 14 minors, were rescued during a three-day sting operation...

Orlando’s Annual MLK Celebrations Begin Sunday

Community members are invited to join an array of religious and civic leaders in marking the life and...
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Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker returns for 30th Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Eatonville/Orlando - Producers of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) will pay tribute to Alice Walker,...
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Gun Violence Has Cut More Than 4 Years Off The Life Expectancy Of Black...

By Defender News ServiceGun violence has shortened the life expectancy of Americans by nearly 2.5 years, with shootings driving...

Winner of $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t claimed it — and time is running...

No one has stepped forward to claim a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot after the winning lottery ticket was purchased at a...
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Commissioner Siplin’s Holiday Blessings at the Park provides toys and bikes to over 350...

This Christmas event provided toys for over 350 children, ages 2-10 and raffledoff 20 bikes and scooters along with safety helmets. 
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Honoring Kwanzaa: It is time to unite and prosper!

If we don’t unite together and start looking out for our OWN economic interests, we will get sidelined again by the huge multinationals that are making hardly any investment in our communities, if any at all.