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Benjamin Crump: He’s filed civil suits on behalf of Black victims, collecting millions for grieving families. But he cannot replace those who died

BY: - April 14, 2021

Attorney Benjamin Crump was standing in a snow storm Tuesday, watching the mother of yet another young Black son weep as she described the night her son called her from his car to tell her he’d just been stopped by police. The scene was in the middle of Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb, just 10 […]

Crowds of advocates, organizers demanding justice on anti-protest legislation

BY: - April 9, 2021

Hale Morrissette, a north Florida organizer, traveled from Pensacola to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, to join her group in opposing an anti-protest bill that has shaken Floridians who value the right to demonstrate. “We have been at the House with this, now we are here at the Senate,” said Morrissette, who […]

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Opinion poll: As legislative session looms, FL’s mostly GOP leadership might be out of step with voters

BY: - January 20, 2021

A statewide survey of Florida voters, conducted following the attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on the U.S. Capitol, suggests a distinct lack of support for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to ramp up criminal penalties for what he considers “disorderly” protests. Asked to rate their support for “protecting our constitutional right to free assembly and free […]

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide survey reveals most nurses don’t feel safe in the workplace

BY: - July 30, 2020

Amid the global pandemic, many nurses feel unsafe in the workplace and fear they could infect their families, according to a national survey released by the National Nurses United. NNU, a large nationwide union representing registered nurses, released its survey this week of more than 21,200 union and non-union nurses across the United States, and […]

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Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

BY: - June 24, 2020

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of manhood. I’ve had to teach my 13-year-old son that being perceived as a grown Black man can be dangerous. I am afraid for my son. […]

ACLU Florida condemns excessive force; urges law enforcement to refrain from harming and arresting protesters

BY: - June 11, 2020

In a stern letter to sheriffs and prosecutors, The ACLU Florida wrote Thursday that law enforcement is “using excessive and unnecessary force against protesters through numerous tactics, including tear gassing, shoving, punching, shooting rubber bullets, arresting protesters and threatening arrest, and forcibly preventing videotaping.” The civil rights organization demanded justice and called upon all Florida sheriffs […]

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Our Gov is hiding in the Mansion trying to figure out how to talk to people of color who appear to be upset

BY: - June 8, 2020

The American Empire is disintegrating before our very eyes, but what the hell? This is Florida: The beaches are open, baby! Still, a little guidance, some stirring words from the white folks in charge, wouldn’t go amiss. The state’s racking up between 600 and 1,400 new COVID-19 cases every day, totally messing up football practice […]

George Floyd’s death: Protests and pain from the East Coast to the West

BY: - May 31, 2020

From the state capital in Tallahassee to Tampa, Miami, and other Florida cities, protests and demonstrations escalated Saturday over the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man restrained on the ground as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck. Elsewhere, the protests stretched from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta to Los Angeles, […]