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Ocoee Massacre

November 6, 2021

Buffalo Soliders Motorcycle Clubs honor those killed in the Ocoee Massacre

The Buffalo Soliders Motorcycle Clubs in Orlando and Tampa rode Saturday to honor African-Americans who died in the Ocoee Massacre, which occurred in 1920, because they tried to exercise their right to vote.

Voting Access

September 17, 2021

Orange County demos assistive voting machines

It's National Disability Voter Registration Week and the Supervisor of Elections' hands-on event helped promote awareness about the Express Vote technology that will be available to voters with disabilities at every polling location during the 2022 election.

Local Government Matters

August 31, 2021

Winter Garden City Commission Meeting 8/26/21

This regular meeting of the City Commission took place at City Hall. You can also view the video on our YouTube channel along with other videos that we produce.

Community Voices

August 16, 2021

East Winter Garden's Marvelous Rodgers on her neighborhood's key issues

VoxPopuli asked Marvelous Bing Rodgers, East Winter Garden Community Resource Navigator, about the biggest issues her community is facing at present. Here's what she told us.

Voting

September 28, 2021

It's National Voter Registration Day!

It's a nonpartisan civic holiday to get Americans registered to vote because as many as 1 in 4 who are eligible aren't registeredt. VoxPopuli talked with Equal Ground's Nicole Benton about how Florida has a new law that aims to suppress voters' rights.

9/11 ... 20 Years Later

September 13, 2021

"Present colors!"

Ocoee's police and fire departments' honor guards helped the city mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Police officer Duane Hunt sang "The Star Spangled Banner."

Community Voices

August 28, 2021

Winter Garden Covid-19 vaccine effort gets boost from U.S. Rep. Val Demings

Congresswoman Val Demings (D) hosted a Covid-19 vaccine clinic with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and 26Health at the Tildenville Missionary Baptist Church Friday afternoon in Winter Garden.

Community Voices

August 2, 2021

State Rep. Thompson explains her African-American history bill

The proposed legislation ties school superintendents' salaries to the adequate teaching of African-American history curriculum.

Civil Rights

September 27, 2021

Pastor Hodge Trains for 1965 Civil Rights Walk

Pastor Hodge trains for the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March as he also tries to raise awareness about "racial tensions" in East Winter Garden.

9/11 ... 20 years later

September 10, 2021

9/11 Imagery and artifacts on display in Winter Garden

A New York first responder who was at Ground Zero on 9/11 created an exhibit “to keep that memory alive.”

Local Government Matters

August 18, 2021

Winter Garden City Manager’s Report 8/12/21

The Winter Garden city manager reports on status of city's ambulance service launch, emergency rental assistance and other matters of interest to residents.

Community Voices

July 17, 2021

Bracy speaks about the scholarship/Ocoee Massacre reparations fund

At the Florida Legislative Update Thursday, during a gathering of local Black lawmakers, VoxPopuli asked state Sen. Randolph Bracy (D) about his scholarship/Ocoee Massacre reparations fund that was passed during the legislative session.

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