Category Archives: Local News

Burrell Memorial Cemetery Benefit Gala

Historical Briefing —

In 1913 Professor Burrell; a teacher at Roper Farm School, sent notes to his students parents inviting them to a meeting. At this meeting Mr. Burrell donated land which have been the

2017 Fessenden Academy & High School Reunion

Remembering the Past to Build the Future…. Starting Today!

By Peggy Jackson

The Reunion begin on Thursday afternoon at 5:00 pm at the Ocala Hilton Hotel wherein about 75 persons were in attendance.  Each person introduced themselves and gave a brief summary of their life, after leaving Fessenden. Class of 1949 – present were in attendance.

For the Banquet on Friday night, approximate 85 were in attendance to enjoy the program which was as follows:

Mt Tabor AME Church Homecoming Celebration

Church Homecoming Service

29 July 2017 @ 11:00 AM

The Worship Leader; Sonya Williams, began service with “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” followed by Evangelist Wanda Clark’s Call To Worship “Every Step Of The Way” sung by New Hope Baptist Church Male Choir.

Making American Great Again! Teens Cleanup Their Hood

When he learned why, he started filming

Several youth from Butler, Ga., are gaining praise after they appeared in a viral video showing them picking up garbage around their neighborhood.
A official from Butler city hall confirmed the story, and the video has been shared more than 108,000 times since Sunday.

John R. Nelson- Monticello’s Hidden Secret

WE SALUTE YOU WITH HONOR FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR-STORY!

John R. Nelson, 1975 Black Fire Chief – City of Monticello, Jefferson County Florida

FABOM meets with Mayor Buckhorn about the diversity of opportunities

Mayor Buckhorn explains one of  the “Fight Doctor” Ferdie Pacheco paintings that depicts the history and diversity of Tampa, which was born out of diversity from immigrants.  Mayor Buckhorn, “I have a moral responsibility to our citizens.”

By Abigail Payne

Photos by Paola Bruzual

Whether you’re a millennial, a baby boomer or stuck in the middle as a generation x member Mayor Robert Buckhorn has been on a mission to revitalize the city of Tampa.

Friday morning found the jovial public servant having his first meeting with the Florida Association of Black Owned Media (FABOM). In attendance was President Bobby R. Henry, Sr., Vice President James Madison and Secretary Irene Pridgen.

Lydia Hudson Elected President of Democratic Black Caucus By Louis C Ward

By Louis C Ward

Lydia Hudson was elected president of the Democratic Black Caucus, Florida (DBCF) at its 35th Annual Conference Saturday, May 20th at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida.

Expressing his support for the DBCF, United States Senator Bill Nelson showed up at the President’s Kickoff Reception Friday evening, May 19th, and the Honorable Congresswoman Val Demings lead a host of prominent speakers at the “Excellence in our Economic and Political Progress” Gala Saturday evening, May 20th.

Florida Legislative Apology Falls Short of Justice For Dozier Boys

Orlando Fl — “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Silence is complicity, and it is very difficult to get to the truth when our state leaders refuse to listen or speak.

The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys was opened in 1900, in Marianne Fla. as a state-run institution for troubled youth from dysfunctional and poor families. Over 111 years, the boys reported physical and sexual abuse, forced labor, and some called it modern day slavery. The insanity of the treatment of boys in this school was well documented, but the system and culture always remained intact.