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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.