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A Taste of Orlando, Florida

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  1. Orlando is a major city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan region. The city-proper population is 238,300 making Orlando the 80th largest city in the United States.

  2. Orlando and Orange County originally became the center of a major citrus-growing region, and by the late 1930s was Florida's largest inland city. Orlando is now a World City heavily urbanized with various industries. The area is a major tourist destination and is the home of Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, located 21 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, is the home of Walt Disney World. These attractions form the backbone of Orlando's tourism industry, making the city the first most visited American city in 2009.

  3. Cityscape:  There are 115 neighborhoods within the city limits of Orlando and many unincorporated communities. Orlando's city limits resemble a checkerboard, with pockets of unincorporated Orange County surrounded by city limits. Such an arrangement can be cumbersome as some areas are served by both Orange County and the City of Orlando. This also explains Orlando's relatively low city population when compared to its metropolitan population. The city and county are currently working together in an effort to "round-out" the city limits with Orlando annexing portions of land already bordering the current city limits.

  4. Industry:  Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center. The metro area has a $13.4 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people; and is a nationally recognized cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.

  5. Entertainment and performing arts:  The hip hop music, metal, rock music, reggaeton and Latino music scenes are all active within the city. Orlando is known as "Hollywood East" because of numerous movie studios in the area. Major motion picture production was active in the city during the mid-to-late 1990s, but has slowed in the past decade. Probably the most famous film-making moment in the city's history occurred with the implosion of Orlando's previous City Hall for the movie Lethal Weapon 3.

  6. Shopping malls:  Orlando is a lucrative retail market with at least five major upscale department stores and more than 50,000,000 square feet of shopping space in Central Florida.

  7. The Florida Mall is the largest mall in Orlando and one of the largest single-story malls in the USA at over 1,849,000 sq ft. There are over 250 stores, seven anchor department stores, and the Florida Mall Hotel & Conference Center Tower.

  8. The Mall at Millenia is a contemporary two-level upscale shopping mall, including the department stores of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus. The mall covers an area of 1,118,000 ft.

  9. Orlando Fashion Square is the nearest indoor shopping mall to Downtown Orlando and one of the first to open in the city. The mall features 4 anchor department stores and a 14-screen Premiere Cinema theater.

  10. Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is home to stores, a skate park, and a theater.

Radio Stations
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WPOZ 88.3 FM Union Park, FL Christian Contemporary
WUCF 89.9 FM Orlando, FL University of Central Florida Jazz
WPYO 95.3 FM Maitland, FL Hip Hop
WJHM 101.9 FM Daytona Beach, FL Urban Contemporary
WLOQ 103.1 FM Windermere, FL Smooth Jazz
WXXL 106.7 FM Tavares, FL Top-40
WRMQ 1140 AM Orlando, FL Gospel Music



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Grow the Business of your Dreams

WHO: The Levels 2 This Business Symposium for Orlando Entrepreneurs

WHAT: Build a Business You Love. Find Out How From the Top Experts in the Community

WHERE: Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, Fl 32822

Thursday, October 29 - Saturday, October 31
Thursday: 7 pm – 10 pm
Friday: 7 am–6 pm
Saturday: 7 am- 6 pm


Solid Rock Consulting is proud to announce the launch of a new business symposium specifically designed for small-business professionals and entrepreneurs. This new seminar series offers targeted information from business experts in entertainment, design, finance, fashion, and finance with over thirty years of experience that coach and guide businesses to develop brand awareness and increase customer acquisition and retention. A part of the proceeds goes to the charity, Stand Apart Paradigm, for children’s education. The event includes:

• Key insights by self-made millionaire, celebrity life coach and international speaker, Tony A. Gaskins Jr. who will be the conference keynote lecturer.

• Creative and strategic insights from fashion guru Altrichia “A.Lekay” Cook. Her swimsuit designs have been on the runways of New York fashion Week, Miami International Fashion Week and modeled by celebrities in National Magazines.

• Owner of AMES Financial Education and Consulting, LLC, and Wesh 2 Financial expert, Reshell Smith will be on site ready to give advice from financing your new business to balancing money in career and marriage

• Award-winning TV editor and entertainment maverick, TeeJ Mercer will talk about her experiences on Extra, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, her company, publishing and more

• Kick off the event with an electrifying network mixer on Friday lead by cutting-edge trail blazer, DJ D-Strong, host of “Strong Radio” six days a week on WJHM-FM/102 JAMZ and weekly DJ on BET’s “106 & Park”

• Get inspired by intimate breakout sessions and lectures from high performing CEOs and published businessmen and women who will educate attendees with their business acumen and real world experience as entrepreneurs.

• Learn how to expand your following, dig deep into business fundamentals and discuss execution strategies to catapult your business into a thriving enterprise

• Sharpen your skills in the art of branding, business planning, creating content and becoming an international powerhouse

For up to the minute show information visit http://www.levels2this.net/ ###


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Demographics of Orlando, Florida

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Famous Blacks from Orlando, Florida


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Businesses in Orlando, Florida

A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. Beauty Depot -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   2164 Bruton Boulevard Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 650-8282

  2. Beauty Depot -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   764 S. Tampa Ave # E Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 650-2080

  3. Beauty Depot -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   2724 North Hiawassee Road Orlando, FL 32818 (407) 299-1414

  4. Discount Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   5759 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32810 (407) 299-0982

  5. First Phaz Facials & Pedicures -  Category: Beauty Salon -  810 N. Nowell St. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 292-1174

  6. Jazzy Hair & Nail Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  927 S. Goldwyn Ave. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 578-4210

  7. Honeycomb Hair Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  907 South Goldwyn Avenue Orlando, FL 32805 (321) 319-0188

  8. Kania Kare -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Providing professional, quality, and affordable hair care services in a professional private salon boutique.   - 4849 E. Colonial Dr. Bldg 719 Orlando, FL (407) 729-9597  - (visit website)

  9. Marilyn's All Inclusive Hair Design -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Marilyn's All Inclusive Hair Salon is a stylish black hair salon in Orlando that specializes in a variety of beautiful hair styles, both long and short designs alike. We are located in the beautiful city of Orlando, with our professional hair stylists on call to serve all of your needs, from the time you step in - to the time you leave.   - 7250 Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL (407) 900-2068  - (visit website)

  10. Mary J's Hair Styling Suite -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  3998 Columbia St. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 293-0843

  11. Monique Paul’s Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  1931 Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 859-4345

  12. Nouchy's Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Professional Hair Braiding,twists,dreads,yarn,corn row,etc. Mention blackcityinfo for your discount   - 2817 St Clair CT, Orlando, FL (407) 468-2854  - (visit website)

  13. NU Attitudes Orlando -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  6634 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 (407) 292-4740

  14. Number 1 Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   2700 S. Orange Blossom Trl. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 540-1200

  15. Orange Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   2714 N. Pine Hills Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 299-4222

  16. Pump It Up Hair Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  2155 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 648-5565

  17. Pure Platinum Hair & Nail Studio -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3111 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 294-8902  - (visit website)

  18. Sally Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   2278 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32811 (407) 292-8249  - (visit website)

  19. Sally Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   7433 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32818 (407) 292-9046  - (visit website)

  20. Sally Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  8143 S. John Young Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 351-9565  - (visit website)

  21. Sanctuarysalondayspa -  Category: Hair Salon and Med Spa -   Orlando's Award Winning Hair Salon and Med Spa. Voted Best Hair Salon & Med Spa in Orlando! As an Award Winning Hair Salon and Spa, it is an honor to have earned your vote for the best salon in Orlando once again. We strive to exceed your expectations as you relax and enjoy one of the many 150 available services we provide under one roof. Your ultimate hair salon and spa treatment starts the moment you open our door. You tell us what you want and we match your desired style in an atmosphere of unparalleled comfort. We do not rest until you radiate with beauty and confidence.  Windermere Business Center Orlando, FL (407) 909-1011  - (visit website)

  22. Shear Perfection -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  2745 N. Hiawassee Rd. Orlando, FL 32818 (407) 294-0570

  23. Tight Work Hair & Nail Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  5054 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 294-9373

  24. True Envy Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   4997 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 286-4857  - (visit website)

  25. Von’s Beauty Transition Inc. -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -  1247 N. Pine Hills Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 297-8667

  26. #1 Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   2700 S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 540-1200



  1. Action Jackson - Pure Platinum Properties -  Category: Real Estate -  810 N. Nowell St. Orlando, FL (407) 294-1301  - (visit website)

  2. Advanced Information Systems Group -  Category: Business Support -   11315 Corporate Blvd. Ste. 210 Orlando, Florida 32817 (407) 581-2929  - (visit website)

  3. AKA Sorority Delta Omicron Omega Chapter -  Category: Sorority -  P.O. Box 555036 Orlando, Florida 32855 (407) 332-7922

  4. All Pro Janitorial Service, Inc -  Category: Janitorial -   750 South Orange Blossom Trail Suite 164 Orlando, Florida 32805 (407) 649-8878

  5. Andre's & Bobby's Janitorial Service, Inc. -  Category: Janitorial -   750 S. Orange Blossom Tr., Ste.51 Orlando, Florida 32805 (407) 841-4378

  6. Anthony-Smith Law, P.A -  Category: Legal -  1701 Park Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32835 (407) 299-8589  - (visit website)

  7. A Plus Tax Services, Inc. -  Category: Bookkeeping -  Bookkeeping, Income Tax Preparation, Consulting, Payroll and Notary Services   - 48 N. Kirkman Rd, Suite 6 Orlando, Florida (407) 963-3740

  8. Appointed Time Mobile Massage -  Category: Massage -  Mobile Massage company serving Orlando and surrounding cities. A massage experience at home! Jessica B. LMT 'Pain Relief Specialist'   PO Box 451 Clarcona, Florida (321) 300-6796  - (visit website)

  9. B. Interior Design -  Category: Interior Design -  b. Interior Designs are disciplined, organized and skilled business people. We combine knowledge with aesthetic vision. We collaborate with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space. We specialize in residential,commercial new construction or remodeling.   - 9312 New Heritage Rd. Orlando, Florida (407) 749-8098  - (visit website)

  10. B J Adams & Associates, Inc. -  Category: Accounting -  805 S. Kirkman Rd. Suite 203, Orlando, Fl 32811 (407) 297-3700 - (visit website)

  11. Black Business Investment Fund -  Category: Financial -  315 E. Robinson Street Orlando, Fl 32801 (407) 649-4780 - (visit website)

  12. Business IT Services, Inc. -  Category: IT Consultants -  602 18th Street Orlando, Fl 32805 (407) 403-5786 - (visit website)

  13. Construct Two Construction Managers -  Category: Construction -  30 South Ivy Lane Orlando, Fl 32811 (407) 295-9812 - (visit website)

  14. Cornell Young Video Production -  Category: Video Production -  PO Box 720403 Orlando, Florida 32872-0403 (407) 952 6039

  15. Cut Clean & Go Lawn Service -  Category: Landscaping -  P.O. Box 2708 Orlando, Florida (407) 810-1068

  16. Debbie Dawson -  Category: Loan Consultant -  605 E. Robinson Street Ste 700 Orlando, Florida 32801 (321) 436-8722  - (visit website)

  17. Destiny Divine Kreations -  Category: Event Planner -  4630 S. Kirkman Rd #330 Orlando, Florida (904) 716-6667

  18. Don Lloyd Photography -  Category: Photography -  "Why are YOU missing in your vacation photos again?" Hire us to come along with you on your vacation and handle all the photography so you don't have to. We're there to take all the shots that you desire, then disappear when you want your privacy. We are a drug free group with absolutely no criminal records what-so-ever. Everyone possess a valid driver's license and passport. We're excited to be your personal vacation photographers.   - 1810 Markham Woods Rd. Orlando, Florida (407) 960-5088  - (visit website)

  19. Dr. Donald Tate & Associates -  Category: Advice -  The Article: Beyond Ferguson: The Real Talk Every Parent Needs to have with Boys and Young Men of Color in America. You can go to my website..drdtate.com & click on articles.   - 2816 E. Robinson Str. Orlando, Florida (571) 969-7766  - (visit website)

  20. Events of Elegance LLC -  Category: Wedding Event Planner -  5401 S. Kirkman Rd, Ste 310 Orlando, Florida  - (visit website)

  21. Florida Sun Review -  Category: African American Newspaper -  4020 West Columbia, Post Office Box 2348, Orlando, FL, 32802 (407) 298-2706

  22. G & G Hat & African Boutique -  Category: Boutique -  Designer of flamboyant church hats and awesome african attire.   - 7612 Prato Avenue Orlando, Florida (407) 474-0656

  23. Hunter General Contractors, LLC -  Category: Contractors, LLC -  Hunter General Contractors, LLC State of Florida MBE & DBE Certified General Contractor (CGC1517033) specializing in construction management, general contracting, residential, and concrete flatwork.   - P.O. Box 770753 Orlando, Florida (407) 466-1753  - (visit website)

  24. Junk Cars Orlando -  Category: Auto -  We pay for cars   - Orlando, Florida (407) 666-4216  - (visit website)

  25. Law Offices of Vera L. June, P.A. -  Category: Legal -  538 E. Washington Street Orlando, Florida 32801  - (visit website)

  26. Matchless Weddings & Events -  Category: Event Planner -  5451 Millenia Lakes Blvd #310 Orlando, Florida 32839  - (visit website)

  27. MMI Entertainment, LLC -  Category: Entertainment -  320 S. Dollins Avenuern Orlando, Florida 32805 (407) 484-7025  - (visit website)

  28. Orlando Business Directory -  Category: Business Services -  Free Online Daily Deals.   - Orlando, Florida (407) 309-6565  - (visit website)

  29. Orlando, Florida Air Conditioning -  Category: Air Conditioning -  Home air conditioning repair Orlando fl, at affordable prices. Orlando, Florida (407) 666-4216  - (visit website)

  30. Paul & Perkins -  Category: Attorney -  Every attorney and staff member of our firm genuinely cares about the people we represent and understand that tragic situations scream out for compassionate people. We value every relationship that touches our firm – with our clients, our former clients, our referral lawyers, and all those we encounter.   - 3117 Edgewater Drive Orlando, Florida 32804 (407) 540-0122  - (visit website)

  31. Reliable Business Solutions -  Category: Counseling Agency -  A HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency. Helping families and homeowners with Housing Counseling services, such as Loan Modification, Mortgage Modification and Mortgage Scam Alerts, First Time Homebuyers Seminars, Credit, Money and Debt Management, all Financial Wellness Counseling.   - 933 Lee Road, Suite 100 Orlando, Florida 32810 (321) 527-3850 - (visit website)

  32. Shakespeare& Co Real Estate -  Category: Real Estate -  We specialize in all phase of including short sales,first time buyers,relocation,foreign nationals, buying, leasing and the sale of real estate. We are a full service brokerage company with a very diverse staff that can assist with title, and the finance side of real estate. Call us today so that we may assist with your home buying needs.   - 618 E. South St. #500 Orlando, Florida (407) 982-4344  - (visit website)

  33. Solutions Weight Loss -  Category: Weight Loss -  SOLUTIONS Weight Loss can help you successfully lose unsightly and unwanted fat. Even better, we can show you how to keep it off! Our mission statement is Guiding people to health and happiness, starting with weight loss!   - 14115 Town Loop Blvd Suite 100 Orlando, Florida (407) 413-5503  - (visit website)

  34. The Central Florida Advocate -  Category: African American Newspaper -  215 S. Parramore Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 648-1162

  35. The Neighborhood Law Firm -  Category: Legal -  Providing legal services the businesses and families.   - 6202 Forest City Road Orlando, Florida (407) 802-4803  - (visit website)

  36. The Orlando Times -  Category: African American Newspaper -  4403 Vineland Road Suite B-5, Post Office Box 5339, Orlando, FL, 32811 (407) 841-3710

  37. Urban Trust Bank -  Category: Banking -  715 S. Goldwyn Avenue Orlando, Florida 32805 (407) 732-5661  - (visit website)

  38. Waterford Lakes/ Avalon Park Realtor -  Category: Realtor -  One of the most referred Realtor in East Orlando serving Avalon Park, Waterford Lakes, Stoney brook, Timber Isles, Spring Isle, Eastwood, and the 32828 Zip code.   - Cell: (321) 800-8213 Realestate32828@gmail.com  - (visit website)

  39. 100 Black Men of Orlando, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -  P.O. Box 547683, Orlando, FL, 32804

  40. 106FOTO -  Category: Photographer -   PO BOX 608532 Orlando, Florida 32860 (407) 310-8579  - (visit website)

Realtor Eddy Solon
Eddy Solon, 32828 Realtor



  1. Wells Built Museum -  Category: Museum -   511 West South Street Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 245-7535



  1. Bahama Breeze -  Category: Caribbean -  8849 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 248-2499  - (visit website)

  2. Bahama Breeze -  Category: Caribbean -  8735 Vineland Avenue Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 938-9010  - (visit website)

  3. BB King's Blues Club -  Category: Soul Food and American -  9101 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 370-4550   - (visit website)

  4. Caribbean Sunshine Bakery -  Category: Bakery -  2528 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 298-0543  - (visit website)

  5. Daddy's Fish and Ribs -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   6115 Silver Star Road Orlando, Florida 32818 (407) 290-9018

  6. Ginnie B's Family Diner -  Category: Soul Food and BBQ -  516 S. Parramore Ave. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 423-4763

  7. Golden Krust -  Category: Caribbean -  5510 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32835 (407) 298-4053  - (visit website)

  8. Golden Krust -  Category: Caribbean -  7613 South Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 851-9755  - (visit website)

  9. House of Blues -  Category: Soul Food - Entertainment -   1490 East Buena Vista Drive Orlando, Fl (407) 934-2583  - (visit website)

  10. Jamaican Global ThrowDown Catering -  Category: Jamaican Catering -   P.O. Box 691966 Orlando, Florida 32869 (407) 925-1652

  11. John's Soul Food Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurant -   6801 Forest City Road, Orlando, FL 32810-4329 (407) 447-0692

  12. Johnson’s Diner -  Category: Soul Food Restaurant -   595 West Church Street Orlando, FL (407) 841-0717

  13. Mama Nems' Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurant -   805 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811-2200 (407) 253-7744   - (visit website)

  14. Mr. Fed's | Food Truck Catering -  Category: BBQ -  Orlando BBQ! Looking for BBQ Catering Menu? Well you found it right here! Mr. Fed's mobile food truck! Many desiring corportate catering, wedding catering, breakfast catering even bbq catering trust Orlando's best food truck catering provider- Mr Fed's   - 5401 South Kirkman Road Orlando, FL (407) 990-1813   - (visit website)

  15. Neats Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food, Seafood -  805 S. Kirkman Road Orlando, FL 32811 (407) 253-7744   - (visit website)

  16. Nikki’s Place Southern Cuisine -  Category: Southern, Soul Food, Comfort Food -   Holden Heights, Horizons West / West Orlando  742 Carter St Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 425-5301   - (reviews)

  17. O' Boys Real Smoded Bar BQ -  Category: Soul Food -  601 W Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL (407) 425-6269

  18. Old-Fashioned Country Barbeque -  Category: Soul Food -  9444 2nd Ave. Orlando, FL (407) 251-7770

  19. Oley’s Homestyle Cooking -  Category: Soul Food - Caribbean -   2700 South Rio Grande Ave. Orlando, FL (407) 422-7288

  20. Po Boys Creole Cafe -  Category: Cajun -  50 E Central Blvd. #5 Orlando, FL (407) 839-5852

  21. Queen Bee’s -  Category: Soul Food, Caribbean -  3214 Orange Center Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 299-1001

  22. Rib King -  Category: BBQ -  2607 28th Street Orlando, FL (407) 999- 2629

  23. Roy's Ribs -  Category: BBQ -  4209 N. Orange Blossom Trail, #G Orlando, FL (321) 277-4185

  24. Sharon's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurant -   Orlando, FL 32825 (407) 421-3634

  25. Stonington’s -  Category: Seafood -  2316 South Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32811 (407) 522-6339

  26. The Soul Food Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food -   Check out The Soul Food Kitchen in Orlando's. They have the best menu and soul food around.   - 927 S. Goldwyn Ave Suite 120 Orlando, FL (407) 797-0184   - (visit website)



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black/african american special events

Join Be Visible Rally in Orlando on November 1, 2015

Be Visible to raise awareness about stroke among young adults 18 up to 65 at the Student Union of Central Florida University on Sunday, November 1 from 11 am to 2 pm. Stroke survivors and their families, health ministry leaders, stroke support groups, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians - all are encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored in part by E-Trade.

Locally, this free event is spearheaded by Orlando residents Harriet and Marc Manis. Marc experienced stroke at 46. Since 2001, he and his wife Harriet have endured many of the unique medical and social challenges imposed upon younger stroke survivors. ?This rally is a tremendous first step toward building community among fellow survivors and also to highlight unmet needs encountered within our current healthcare system, said Harriet.

Read more: http://strokeconnection

Be Visible Rally/Orlando not only educates but also entertains with local jazz diva and young stroke survivor Jackie Jones. Participants include UCF's Aphasia House. Other speakers include ischemic stroke survivor Amy Edmunds, founder and CEO of YoungStroke, Inc. pictured right.

Rally attendees may participate in a random drawing to attend YoungStroke 2016 in Jacksonville on June 25-27. Earlier this year, YoungStroke 2015 launched there as the first international conference to address this topic. Endorsed by the World Stroke Organization and sponsored in part by Mayo Clinic, the event marked the first such scientific conference ever undertaken to also include the young stroke survivor community. Ryan Sewell, Branch Manager of E-Trade's Orlando office said, ?We are delighted to render this scholarship support for a stroke survivor within our local community.

The Orlando rally is the first to follow the kickoff event held in Washington, DC on August 21. Other rallies are planned across the country in 2016.

Each year, approximately 30% of people who suffer a stroke are under age 65. This number now exceeds 50% in parts of America's Stroke Belt region where stroke mortality consistently ranks highest in the nation. While the increased prevalence of stroke risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity contribute to alarming stroke rates, a significant number of strokes occur in young adults for unknown causes. Further, many young stroke patients experience misdiagnosis and delayed access to care. Stroke also poses particularly devastating financial and physical burdens for young survivors as they face overwhelming challenges to regain independence and return to their professional roles and family responsibilities.

YoungStroke, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is the first and only American advocacy organization addressing needs of young adult stroke survivors 18 up to 65. Established in 2005 as an outcome of post-stroke graduate studies of Amy Edmunds, YoungStroke aims to raise awareness, increase knowledge and share good practice about stroke in young adults. Learn more at http://www.youngstroke.org/


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black/african american special events

African Heritage Alliance Center

This year, in honor of the African Immigrant Heritage Month, the city of Orlando will celebrate a landmark in its push for cultural inclusion and diversity with a 3-day African event spanning arts, fashion, entertainment, music, dance and collaborations between Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September 2015.

The City of Orlando, District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill is proud to deliver African Festival 2015 program that truly reflects the city's community outreach and honors the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Africa.

This festival will deliver to our community an exceptional event that promises to inspire, entertain and challenge you, focusing the spotlight on Africa's amazing culture, music and people in our region.

There are local and international participants gracing this program, designed to celebrate and showcase all things Africa and we are extremely pleased to bring the highlights, namely the African Gala, family friendly Carnival at Downtown Lake Eola and the Social Africana party.

As the City of Orlando in collaboration with Africans In Orlando a member of the African Leaders Council count down to the 2015 African Festival in September, we invite you to join us on the journey there.



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Jobs from Indeed



  1. Carter Tabernacle CME Church -   1 South Cottage Hill Road Orlando, Florida (407) 295-4931  - (visit website)

  2. Faith World -   7601 Forest City Road Orlando, FL 32810 (407) 292-8888   - (visit website)

  3. Greater New Hope Church -  3032 Monte Carlo Trail Orlando, Florida (407) 291-4673  - (visit website)

  4. Greater Refuge Memorial Church -  596 West Church Street Orlando, Florida (407) 872-1984  - (visit website)

  5. Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine -   8300 Vineland Road Orlando, Florida (407) 239-6600  - (visit website)

  6. Masjid Al-Rahman -   1005 North Goldenrod Road Orlando, Florida (407) 273-8363  - (visit website)

  7. Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church -  4077 Prince Hall Blvd Orlando, Florida (407) 841-3658  - (visit website)

  8. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church -   535 West Washington Street Orlando, Florida (407) 423-0023  - (visit website)

  9. New Bethel AME Church -  4201 Columbia Street Orlando, Florida (407) 847-4446  - (visit website)

  10. New Church of Faith -  5000 Silver Star Road Orlando, Florida (407) 296-2664  - (visit website)

  11. Saint Mark AME Church -  1968 Bruton Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 422-6941  - (visit website)



  1. Amvets Post 30 -  Category: Lounge -  315 Ferguson Drive Orlando, Fl (407) 294-0838

  2. BB King's Blues Club -  Category: Soul Food, American, Entertainment -  9101 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 370-4550   - (visit website)

  3. Blue Martini Orlando -  Category: Night Club -  4200 Conroy Rd Orlando, FL 32839 (407) 218-7800  - (visit website)

  4. Bob Marley’s -  Category: Night Club -  1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 224-3663

  5. Club Whispers -  Category: Entertainment - R&B - Reggae -  4732 South Kirkman Road Orlando, Fl (407) 290-9896

  6. House of Blues -  Category: Soul Food - Entertainment -   1490 East Buena Vista Drive Orlando, Fl (407) 934-2583  - (visit website)

  7. House of Blues Gospel Brunch -  1490 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830 (407) 934-2583  - (visit website)

  8. Rain Night Club -  Category: Night Club -  4732 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32811 (407) 298-4200  - (visit website)

  9. Roxy Nightclub -  Category: Night Club -  740 Bennett Road Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 898-4004  - (visit website)

  10. The Groove -  Category: Nightclub -   6000 Universal Boulevard Orlando, Fl (407) 224-3663



  1. Florida Music Festival
    (April)  Location: Downtown Orlando Concert Venues   - (visit website)

    Fun for all!

  2. Mardi Gras!
    (February - April)   6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32819 - Universal Orlando Resort   - (visit website)

    The best celebration of The Big Easy outside of New Orleans.

  3. The Florida Entertainment Summit
    (November)   - (visit website)

    In addition to events surrounding the historic Florida Classic featuring college rivals Florida A&M University & Bethune Cookman University, FESummit will feature panel discussions, fashion, showcases, meet & greets & more.

  4. WLOQ’s Smooth Jazz Under the Stars
    (April)  Location: Venue On The Lake - Baldwin Park

    Fun for all!

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