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Carlos Martinez (far right)  contemplates his next move at Checker Park.
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Checker Park, A Constant Amid An Evolving Parramore Neighborhood


Underneath an overpass on South Parramore Avenue the same people play checkers, week in and week out. A breeze passes through, an escape from the Florida heat. Most of the men have been playing here for decades. Today we look at Checker Park, where a poverty-stricken community hangs out to get lost in a good game of checkers.
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Bishop Cal Stubbs in front of his Taste of Class restaurant in Parramore./Photo by: Catherine Welch
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Taking On Parramore’s Soaring Unemployment Rate


When the city of Orlando launched a study into the historic black Parramore neighborhood, it got back some alarming statistics. One of them was Parramore’s jobless rate – nearly 24 percent. Much has changed since last year, when that number surfaced in a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood.
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