Read It in the Morning Paper: Black History, Lakeland Electric

  • NAACP‘s Lakeland Branch has a new president: retired Air Force Lt. Col. Terry Coney. His goals include getting more young people involved in the organization, and he plans to reach out to Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk to combine efforts in advocating for equality and opportunity.
  • BLACK HISTORY: City commissioners today will present a Black History Month proclamation and are expected to pass a resolution recognizing May 20 as Florida Emancipation Day in commemoration of the date in 1865 when a Union general announced Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee.
  • LAKELAND ELECTRIC has declared an impasse over wages with a union representing 270 workers in negotiations for a three-year contact. The union is seeking increases of up to 5.5% in the next two years.