Tag Archives: NAACP

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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Ocala City Council Repeals ‘Saggy Pants’ Ordinance

By on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 10:32 am

The Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning saggy pants on city property. The controversial ordinance met with criticism from the NAACP.

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Obama Should Improve Job Prospects for Floridians, Says NAACP Leader

By and on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

Florida NAACP leader Torey Alston, the chair of economic development, hopes President Obama’s leadership will improve home ownership and unemployment prospects for African Americans and Latinos.

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Dream Defenders Stand Their Ground At United Nations

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

The Dream Defenders have taken the issue of Florida’s “stand your ground” law to the United Nations with an 8-page shadow report summarizing why the law violates the United States’ civil rights obligations.

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A Collection Of Florida, National Reflections On The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

WUFT News rounded up local and national coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from the past week.

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Crowd Gathers at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville to Protest Zimmerman Verdict

By on July 16th, 2013 | Last updated: July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Rain didn’t stop more than 100 protesters from showing up at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville to march against the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict.

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6th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast commemorates civil rights leader’s life

By on April 4th, 2013 | Last updated: April 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

The sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning commemorated MLK’s life and the causes he believed in. Two local residents were also awarded for their contributions to the Gainesville community.

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