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Gainesville Black Businesses May Soon Have Opportunity For Growth

Black owned businesses are plenty in Gainesville and have the support of the new District 1 Business Council. The council will focus on creating economic activity and opportunity for East Gainesville through partnerships with organizations like the Alachua County Chapter of the NAACP, the Community Redevelopment Agency and others.

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Frustrated Police, Black Leaders Seek Answers After Shootings

In the aftermath of fatal attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., black leaders say Florida — which has a long and ugly history of racism — has reached a race-relations crossroads. Meanwhile, one sheriff says the African-American community needs to "mature" as law enforcement officials seek to keep a lid on the violence that has erupted in other states.

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