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Archive for Friday, January 11, 2019

Groveland Four: Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused Of 1949 Rape

The posthumous pardons were granted Friday for the men known as the Groveland Four. The Lake County men - Earnest Thomas, Charles Greenlee, Samuel Shepherd and Walter Irvin - were accused of the 1949 rape under dubious circumstances. One was hunted down by a posse of about 1,000 men and shot more than 400 times.
Published in Central Florida News

Spotlight: Winter Fringe, Marlon Wayans, Uncomfortable Brunch, and Orlando Shakes

Are you a lover of the Orlando Fringe Festival? Get a big heaping taste of it this weekend! The festival is putting on Winter Mini-Fest, which features 22 shows, many of which are from around the country. The festival takes place all weekend at the Orlando Shakespeare Center. For details go to orlandofringe.org. Marlon Wayans, the famous actor, stand-up comedian, and star of the NBC TV show Marlon, is performing Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at Orlando Improv. Watch a movie, enjoy brunch, and drink a cocktail all at the same time during Uncomfortable Brunch! This film buff afternoon event has been running for five years. The film this week is “Mulholland Drive”. Uncomfortable Brunch takes place Sunday at 1 ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City