Lyndon B. Johnson: The First Sitting President To Visit Orlando and Jones High Band Was There

LyndonJohnson at ColonialPlazaMallby Doug Head
FIFTY YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, the key Presidential election of 1964 was coming to a head, right here in Orlando. President Lyndon Johnson came to town. Lyndon Johnson had 'betrayed" the South in the views of many by forcefully advocating for the Civil Rights act of 1964 and pushing it through congress over the filibusters and procedural moves of Southern Democrats. Worse still, in the views of Southern conservatives, he was talking about implementing "Medicare" for the elderly and other things viewed as "socialistic" in Orlando of that time. Barry Goldwater had been reduced to talking about how he was opposed to the "extremism" of the John Birch Society and the Klan, and how the Johnson administration was corrupt, (his big evidence was that Johnson had a gay aide who had been outed in a DC park). It was clear that Goldwater was losing, but would Johnson carry Florida?

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"Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker" Performers "Soldiers to Scholars Metro Kids" Invited to Tampa to Audition for America's Got Talent

"Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker" Performers "Soldiers to Scholars Metro Kids" Invited to Tampa to Audition for America's Got Talent

SoldiersToScholars2October 11, 2014: Orlando, FL -The Orlando Community Arts, Inc., (the producers of "Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker,") was pleasantly surprised on Friday, October 10th, when a call came from the Tampa audition office of top-rated, national television series NBC's "America's Got Talent."

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Featuring: Holly Mosley-Cooper

HollyMosleyCooperI am one of a "rare breed," a native Floridian. I was born here in Orlando, FL and educated in the Orange County Public Schools. I hold several degrees primarily focused on technical communication, health care, paralegal studies, and business management, administration and information technology. I am an alumnus of Florida A & M University, the University of Central Florida, Everest University and Rollins College!

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by Tezlyn Figaro
Here we go again, another season of the hit TV show 'Scandal' begins.

While the plot 'thickens' on the weekly drama; the results that specifically favor me in Government continues to 'thin'.

After waiting all week for Thursday, I must say that I was somewhat disappointed. I'm not sure if it is because the storyline is becoming predictable or because I am tired of watching people get so excited about people playing a role in a fictional political world yet fail to play a part in the everyday political drama that actually affects the real world.

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Hey Mr. President, Police Abuse Black Women Too

copabuseby Katrina Waters, Ph.D.
Today, President Obama said, "In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement; too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear."

Mr. President, I must say that this applies to black women too.

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