Category Archives: Youth

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Unapologetically You: Dr. E. Laverne Williams’ Nuggets of Wisdom for High School Graduates

Retired Educator, Professional Christian Counselor and American Red Cross Volunteer, Dr. E. Laverne Williams, has imparted wisdom to high school graduates from Central Florida for years. And the tradition continues: She participates in drive-by graduation celebrations sponsored by her church, … Continue reading

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Student Walks The Historic Way of Civil Rights Leaders

March 21, 2021 (Orlando) – The Parramore community should be proud. In fact, all of Central Florida should be proud. Why? Because one of the community’s sons on last week achieved a goal that most people living now could only … Continue reading

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Our Men On Purpose: Rev. Sid Crudup II, Doctor of Educational Leadership

Defending his dissertation, earning a doctorate degree, has been the grandest achievement in Sid Crudup II’s life. “It definitely was a journey,” he said in a recent interview. “Not bad for a kid from Jersey [Perth Amboy]. Dr. Crudup, long-time … Continue reading

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Our Men, On Purpose

Great news! Orlando Community News this week continues its occasional spotlight called “Our Men, On Purpose.” It’s a tribute to Central Florida men minding their businesses and reaching back to improve their communities. The goal is to inspire our younger brothers … Continue reading

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Court is in Session: Mentoring Group Exposes Youth to Federal Court System

Exposure has got to be a key component to successfully mentoring young people. There’s nothing like showing them key life skills, various careers and well-known places or events – not just talking about those things. Positive exposure could spark an … Continue reading

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Our Men, On Purpose

New to Orlando Community News is an occasional spotlight called “Our Men, On Purpose.” A tribute to Central Florida men minding their businesses and reaching back to improve their communities. The goal is to inspire our younger brothers in the community: … Continue reading

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Calling All Youth Step Groups: Big Step Show on June 27 in Orlando

Parents, church youth leaders and community leaders! Here’s an opportunity for your young people to have a little fun this summer and show off their stepping skills. WOKB-1680 AM Radio is putting on its 1st Annual Step Show on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Good Grades Equals New Car For Apopka Student

Good stuff! Nadidra Phipps of Apopka High School on last Saturday won a new Honda Fit from Holler Honda in Orlando. She was one of 10 scholar students with top grades in Orange or Seminole high schools selected as finalists for … Continue reading

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Guest Editorial: Social Media Etiquette

Editor’s Note: Parents: School’s out soon. You’re most likely in the midst of planning for summer camps of all sorts and vacation for your child(ren). That’s great! What about what they are doing online (when they say they are ‘bored’)? More … Continue reading

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Second Quarter 2015 Focus: Family

Photo credits: Top Row, Second from Left  – Angelo Davis. Top Row, Third from Left – http://www.PhotobyRhonda.com At the end of the day, especially a rough one, what you have is your faith in God and the love and support … Continue reading

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