Tag Archives: African American

Former Alachua County President Of NAACP Rev. Wright Dies

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The Rev. Thomas A. Wright passed away on Dec. 9. He was the former president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, and is remembered by family and friends for his life and service during the civil rights movement.

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Cotton Club Renovation Seeks Community Support with Free Tours

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

The Cotton Club in East Gainesville was once home to acts from B.B. King and Ray Charles. It is now being renovated to house a new museum and cultural center.

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Changes to Bright Futures scholarships will affect college funding for minorities

By and on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Changes to the requirements for Bright Futures scholarship dispersion will affect minority students starting July 1, 2014.

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SFC panel to discuss lack of African-American men in health care on Thursday

By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Santa Fe College is hosting a panel of African-American professionals in the health care industry Thursday. The panel will focus on the shortage of American-American men studying in the field.

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President Bernie Machen sends email about race relations at UF

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

University of Florida President Bernie Machen sent an email to students Thursday regarding racial issues on campus produced from an incident where students painted themselves black for a party.

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