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19 African American firefighters given promotions after lawsuit

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of a federal discrimination lawsuit settlement, 19 African American firefighters are getting promotions.

The firefighters received the promotions on Friday. It happened after the filed a suit against the city, saying they were being overlooked for promotions.

In July, the city agreed to pay $4.9 million to be split among the firefighters. With that settlement, the city created 40 new promotion positions.


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