What’s in the new AP African-American Studies framework — and what’s not
While its overall tenor remains the same, its most controversial elements have been stripped from required instruction and are now optional topics for a required student project section, according to a News 6 analysis of the frameworks.
‘We will litigate like hell:’ NAACP denounces Florida’s rejection of African American Studies course
In solemn rage, NAACP officials, state senators and others involved in civil rights activism gathered for a news conference Saturday morning at a resort in Orange County to discuss Florida’s recent rejection of an Advanced Placement pilot course on African American Studies.
Breaking out of the Black box: Broadway legend’s new book explores diversity in arts
Sheldon Epps, who created the Tony-Award nominated productions “Play On!” and “Blues in the Night,” recently took to the blank page to tell his personal story, “My Own Directions: A Black Man’s Journey in the American Theatre."
Real Talk, Real Solutions: PepsiCo commits to investing in Central Florida community
News 6 anchor and Real Talk Real Solutions host Ginger Gadsden recently sat down with the first president of multicultural business & equity development at PepsiCo to learn more about his role and how he is using it to strengthen minority communities.
Apopka celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
APOPKA, Fla. – It’s been almost 53 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the activist, and civil rights leader continues to be remembered around the world for his legacy and what he stood for. The city of Apopka celebrated its 12th year of commemorating Dr. King and his life work with a parade. “I would like them to reflect on the dream that Dr. King had,” Chairperson for the parade Monique Morris said. Apopka High School assistant principal Marcia Owens says the day of remembrance should be used to teach the importance of education. “As Dr. King said, everyone has a dream and my dream is that all my kids are successful.
Historic Dr. King visit to Orlando nearly lost to history
ORLANDO, Fla. – People around the country will pause to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, if you search newspaper headlines or look through historical archives, you will find very little mention of King’s visit to Orlando. King’s visit represented necessary change” explains Pam Schwartz, the Chief Curator at the Orange County Regional History Center. Sandra Poston Johnson was just 19 when she met Dr. King at Shiloh Baptist Church. He says it’s important for Dr. King’s visit to be documented for posterity.
Jones High School celebrates milestone as first black high school in Orange County
Jones High School celebrates milestone as first black high school in Orange CountyPublished: February 24, 2020, 10:53 amIn honor of Black History month, there's no school more fitting to profile than the first public high school for African Americans in Orange County.