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Archive for Friday, May 31, 2019

Spotlight: Culture Pop, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Eatonville Craft & Culture Market, Orchids, and Florida Highwaymen

Printmaking activities for all ages, live performances, a makers market, pop up exhibition, and the unveiling of the new telephone museum can all be found at Culture Pop – A Celebration of Printmaking Saturday 1 to 10 at Art & History Museums – Maitland Enjoy watching bull riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more tonight and Saturday starting at 7:30 at the 75th Annual Silver Spurs Rodeo at Osceola Heritage Park. For tickets and details go to silverspursrodeo.com. Enjoy crafts, makers, music and food at the Eatonville Craft & Culture Market Sunday 1 to 5 at the Eatonville Cultural and Heritage Foundation. Orchids, growers, people speaking about orchids, and an orchid hunt take place at the 63rd ...
Published in Spotlight, The Daily City

Volusia County School Board Votes To Fire Superintendent Tom Russell

The Volusia County School Board voted this week to fire superintendent Tom Russell.  The board was concerned about Russells communication- specifically about a Department of Justice investigation into the school district. Daytona Beach News Journal reporter Cassidy Alexander explains what led to Russell's ouster and what's next for the school district.
Published in Central Florida News, Education

From The Pages of Orlando Weekly: The Orlando Sentinel’s horrific coverage during the Groveland Four trial

In the past century, white-owned newspapers across the South published racist material that stirred up mobs, incited lynchings, and even congratulated those who committed them. In this century, some have expressed regret. This January, five days before they were posthumously pardoned by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Orlando Sentinel ran an apology for its treatment 70 years ago of the Groveland Four, four young black men who were wrongly accused of raping a young white woman in Lake County. Two were murdered, and the other two wrongly imprisoned. An example of the Sentinels ongoing inflammatory coverage: a front-page cartoon run just as a grand jury was convening showing four empty electric chairs under the words, “No Compromise!” The paper’s conduct was ...
Published in From the Pages of Orlando Weekly