Orange County Commission Step Up Gentrification Of Parramore

Orange County Board of CommissionersMike Cantone addresses the Orange County Commission on October 22, 2013, regarding the Venues proposal and funding for a new Major League Soccer stadium downtown which will continue to gentrify and displace historic Parramore.

This meeting took place the day after Orlando City Council member Daisy Lynum, ran her Big Tent NAACP Circus during the Orlando City Council meeting.

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Clinton Salter Tells Orange County DEC, "Let's Move Forward"

Clinton Salter, candidate for Chairman of Orange County DECLast Monday evening, Nov. 18th, the Orange County DEC members were expected to choose a new chairman to replace current chairman Scott Randolph. There was some confusion and the vote was rescheduled. Clinton Salter is a candidate for the chairman position. Here is an open letter to the Orange County DEC members from candidate Clinton Salters.

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Are Poor Floridians Used as Pawns in Scott’s Healthcare War?

pawns wetby Roger Caldwell

There are times when Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature make decisions, because they have a grudge against President Obama and the federal government. Their goal is to make sure that the president fails, and they don’t care who in the state they hurt. This behavior is counter-productive, and the most vulnerable and the poor suffer in the state.

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The Republican Witch Hunt is Out to Impeach Eric Holder

Eric Holderby Roger Caldwell
“Obviously there is a lot of frustration with our attorney general. You can name the botched programs. Fast and Furious has been one of the No. 1 complaints we get in our office and why no one has been held accountable,” says Cat Cammack, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho R-Gainesville, Fla.

The Fast and Furious program was conducted by Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm, agents for 15 months, where they supplied Mexican cartels weapons to infiltrate their operations.

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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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