Governor Scott Lobbying for Hispanic Vote in 2014

RickScott1In 2012, there were 538,000 Hispanics registered as independents, 476,000 registered as Republicans, and 645,000 registered as Democrats. Many experts think the Florida governor election in 2014 will be decided by the Hispanic vote.

There are 1.6 million African Americans registered as Democrats in the state of Florida, and Scott is aware that 90% of the Black vote will vote Democrat in the election in 2014. As a result of the number of Hispanics registered as independents, Scott will not focus on the Black vote. Instead, Scott will concentrate his efforts and spending his funding in the Hispanic communities.

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Status Quo - The O-Rena

OrlRena StatusWritten by Lawrence A. Robinson
Challenging the status quo is always a daunting task. The status quo appears to be stable and everyone has accepted it for what it is. When the leader of a social organization or group, such as the Orange County NAACP the Orange County Urban League or the African American Chamber of Commerce, has set himself or herself up in a status quo situation, it is near impossible to change or even alter that status.  Inertia just won't allow it.

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Orlando Council Member Daisy Lynum is Ringmaster for Local NAACP Circus

Orlando City Hall storyDuring the Orlando City Council meeting, held on October 21, 2013, Council Member Daisy Lynum made comments that dealt with the town hall meeting scheduled for that evening.

Commissioner Daisy Lynum was obviously distressed about the Orange County NAACP special scheduling of a town hall meeting to possibly discuss the proposed soccer stadium that is to be built in the Parramore area.

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Blacks May Not Think About Politics, But Politics Think about Us

RogerCaldwellby Roger Caldwell
Last week was a vigorous weekend for the Florida Democratic Party, because they held their yearly conference at the Walt Disney World resort, and there were other networking events around Orlando. The weekend was jam-packed with political strategy meetings and speeches. Based on my allotted time schedule, I decided to attend the Orange County Democrats special reception for Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant, and the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida Town Hall meeting.

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Is the Government Shutdown a Game for the Two Parties?

By Roger Caldwell
“I’m thoroughly disgusted with our politicians. This country was built on compromise and we have a Republican and a Democratic party in power and we expect them to do the job that we sent them to do. And as I see it right now, they’re acting like a bunch of three year old children. It’s who can hold their breath the longest,” says Ken Griffith, a tourist from Kentucky.

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