How are you celebrating Juneteenth?
Juneteenth celebrates the day on June 19, 1865, when the last of the Confederacy's 250,000+ enslaved Black people learned that they were freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. VoxPopuli asked folks how they planned to mark the day. Here's what they told us.
"They worried about attacks"
Young activists from three area high schools, including West Orange High School, turned out to the Teens United Stop The Hate rally against Asian violence on Sunday in the Milk District
Local pastor celebrates MLK, Jr., says fight for civil rights isn't over (Part 1)
On Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Pastor Anthony Hodge, founder of Finding the Lost Sheep Ministry, delivered a dynamic performance of King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech at Winter Garden City Hall.
In the year after George Floyd's murder, has anything changed?
As we marked the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis under Derek Chauvin's knee -- and Chauvin's subsequent conviction for murder -- we asked area residents what, if anything, changed here. This is what they told us.
All Americans could get fully vaccinated for Covid-19 vaccine by May. But are they game?
News about adults getting universal access to Covid-19 vaccines brought mixed reactions in our communities, as we discovered this week.
Local pastor celebrates MLK, Jr., says fight for civil rights isn't over (Part 2)
On Jan. 18, Pastor Anthony Hodge, founder of Finding the Lost Sheep Ministry, delivered a dynamic performance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s signature speech of the Civil Rights Movement, "I Have A Dream" in Part 2 of the video.
Vaccine passports: Pro or con?
Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order banning businesses from requiring proof of vaccination status. VoxPopuli hit the streets to find out what people thought about vaccine passports. Here's what they told us.
On Mar. 9, Ocoee, Windermere and Winter Garden are holding elections. Are residents aware?
We canvassed residents across Ocoee, Windermere and Winter Garden to find out if they're aware of the March 9 elections and, more importantly, if they're participating. We received mixed responses to our questions.
President Biden asked Americans to wear masks for 100 days. Are they down to mask up.
We cruised the Winter Garden Farmers Market to ask shoppers what they thought about wearing a mask to stop the spread of Covid-19. We received several different reactions.
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