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Interview Attire, For the Fellas

CC Reflection: Think like a professional, dress like a professional, be a professional.

A Woman’s Evolving Empowerment

Already gaining steam, women can achieve equality by continuing their education, earning higher degrees, becoming entrepreneurs, and...

RESPECT in the work place begins with you

CC Connection tip: Workplace respect is based on the abilities and skills of an employee being sensitive to diversity and treating people the way you would like to be treated.

Body Language: What Did I Say?

With your career success in mind, consider the following helpful hints to help you say “HIRE ME!”

Name Discrimination, Fact or Fiction?

Name discrimination is a discouraging fact, but hardly a surprise. It’s just one of the many biases that can affect the hiring process.

To thank or not to thank, is that the question?

Thank you notes also remind the employer why you are the best fit by giving you that second chance at selling your strengths and unique contributions.

Veterans: The “New” Minority?

Improvised Explosive Device, or IED; This one type of device can cause wounds ranging from cuts and burns, to mutilating injuries that result in amputation and even death.

Semantics: What you say and how you say it matters

Your use of Semantics is your power and how well you wield it can change that interview into your dream career.

Hiring Seasoned Veterans: An Employer’s Advantage

Seasoned Veterans understand the value of things that are vital to any unit, military or civilian, such as dependability, honesty, and integrity. Additionally...

Wallace donates toys to needy kids at local area schools

Businessman Derrick Wallace, candidate in the race for Orange County Commission, District 6, thrilled about 250 children with Christmas toy giveaways at three area schools, earlier this week.

Hundreds Participate In Washington Shores Christmas Parade

Hundreds of residents in the Washington Shores and surrounding communities turned out on Saturday to take part in the third annual Washington Shores Community Christmas Parade and Celebration.

Wallace Volunteers Steal the Show at Campaign Fish Fry

The race for Orange County Commission, District 6, is more than eight months away, but businessman Derrick Wallace knows there is no way to win without the assistance of competent and responsible volunteers.

Derrick Wallace says Parramore Being Gobbled Up

Businessman Derrick Wallace, candidate in the race for Orange County Commission, District 6, is concerned that, with the inevitable growth and development of Parramore and surrounding areas, insufficient attention is being paid to balancing the needs of African-American residents so they stay in place to enjoy the new amenities.

Holiday Etiquette: Are you Naughty or Nice?

Make the holiday season a rewarding time of year by teaching your children the importance of giving back.

Pre-Thanksgiving Meal Feeds Hundreds in Pine Hills

Hundreds of children and families in the Pine Hills and surrounding area received an early Thanksgiving meal Wednesday, thanks to Greater Orlando CARES, Care for the Community, Soiree Events Center and Well of Hope Church.

Derrick Wallace Praises Florida Classic, Remembers Robert Champion

Businessman Derrick Wallace, candidate in the race for Orange County Commission, District 6, and a FAMU alumni is pleased the Marching 100 has returned to the field, but believes the band's past suspension must serve as a wake-up call and a lesson to students not only at FAMU, but universities and colleges across the country.

Meet Derrick Wallace, Candidate for Orange County Commissioner, Today

You are invited to come and meet Derrick Wallace, Candidate for Orange County Commissioner, District 6, on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Derrick Wallace Celebrates Wedding in Orange County

Not even persistent rain showers on Saturday morning could stop the hundreds of guests who turned up at the palatial home of Orange County businessman Derrick Wallace, to witness him wed Sharon Kay Jones, a native of Memphis, Tennessee.

The Biggest Wedding Invitation in the History of Orange County

Orange County businessman Derrick Wallace will wed Sharon K. Jones, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, in a civil ceremony on Saturday, November 16, in Orlando.

Derrick Wallace: Local small business could use more support

Businessman Derrick Wallace appears to have hit the ground running in his quest to become the next Orange County Commissioner for District 6.

Local Music Spotlight: John David Williams

Looking for soulful Indie Rock that works its way into Grunge, John Williams is the one to see this Saturday at Sanford's "The Vine."

Artists-Square: Connecting You to Felicia Roberts

Felicia Roberts is an award winning artist who has exhibited in Atlanta, Orlando, and Los Angeles.

Sanford Art Walk

The Sanford Art Walk is a fantastic display of diverse local art in the downtown historic Sanford area. While taking a stroll toward the galleries in walking...

And They’re Off: Orange County Political Races Begin to Heat Up

With just over one year until the 2014 elections, many local candidates are already declaring their intent to be on the ballot and are busy campaigning.

RAW: One Year Older

Not only did this collection of creative arts at The Downtown Abbey make an explosive impression at this once-a-month event...

Achieving Their Dreams

On April 26, 2013, Bishop Grady Villas will be hosting its Fifth Annual "Achieving Their Dreams" free fundraising breakfast.

Arts Alive: Stephen J. Vattimo

Stephen introduces symbolism within his work… gently guiding the reader while allowing multiple interpretations without constraint.

Feb U Air Me Out Fine Art Show in Lake Mary

The Feb U Air Me Out art show is taking place at Pieces Furnishings & Art, located at 3590 North US 17-92, Suite 108, Lake Mary, in Victoria Square Shopping Center.

Central Florida Author Releases First Book of Poetry

Central Florida author, Peter M. Gordon, recently released his first book of poetry, "Two Car Garage."