Black Dems meeting in Orlando

The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando

160401_florida03“This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the caucus. The theme this year is “Speak to Our Issues.’’

The keynote speaker will be Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, N.J. He’s also the son of the late Amiri Baraka, the famous poet, playwright and political activist.

NNPA chair, actor to speak
Denise Rolark Barnes, chairwoman of the National Newspaper and Publishers Association (NNPA), will be the breakfast speaker. She became publisher of the Washington Informer in 1994.

Lunch speaker will be Tommy Ford, actor from the hit series “Martin,” “New York Undercover,” and the movie “Harlem Nights.’’

There are more than 18 Democratic Black Caucus of Florida chapters. They represent over 1.2 million Black voters registered as Democrats in Florida. The DBCF was established in1983, formed to unite and increase the political power for Black Democrats who were unnoticed and underserved in the state.

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