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Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida ... Again

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida … Again

by Brentin Mock on March 13 2014, 8:05AM

Alex Sink just can’t get the vote out for black and brown Floridians.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics, Politics

Watch Now: Jordan Davis Murder Trial Live

Watch Now: Jordan Davis Murder Trial Live

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2014, 12:49PM

Accused murderer Michael Dunn takes the stand.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Florida State House Candidate Wants Obama Lynched

Florida State House Candidate Wants Obama Lynched

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 8:58AM

His campaign strategy is to win voters by calling for Obama’s death.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Florida's Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

Florida’s Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 7:00AM

The March 11 Florida race for an empty congressional seat will be a sign of the political and racial temperatures in the state.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

So, This is Not a Powwow

So, This is Not a Powwow

by Aura Bogado on January 3 2014, 12:31PM

And it will definitely confuse children.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 5:43PM

Broward County, Florida, has the highest arrest rate in the state for youth in schools. But it’s vowing to do better.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Florida Senate Looks to Revise 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Florida Senate Looks to Revise ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

by Von Diaz on October 10 2013, 11:19AM

The Florida law that aided George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Trayvon Martin murder trial is under scrutiny.

Topics: /NOW

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

by Aura Bogado on September 26 2013, 12:08PM

An appeals judge orders a new trial because of flawed jury instructions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Florida Man Tasered, Arrested for Walking While Black

Florida Man Tasered, Arrested for Walking While Black

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:25AM

It’s still dangerous to be black in Florida.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Florida Voter Registration Fraud Investigation Comes Up Empty

Florida Voter Registration Fraud Investigation Comes Up Empty

by Brentin Mock on September 4 2013, 3:32PM

Florida Republicans called for investigation into voter fraud that ended up exposing fraud from GOP.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor's Home

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor’s Home

by Brentin Mock on August 15 2013, 4:30PM

The Dream Defenders are now taking their struggle from the capitol building to their communities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Dream Defenders Introduce 'Trayvon's Law'; Talib Kweli Weighs In

The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 4:34PM

Youth leaders want state to reform Stand Your Ground and School-to-Prison Pipeline issues.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Reasons to Hope on the Voting Rights Act's 48th Anniversary

Reasons to Hope on the Voting Rights Act’s 48th Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 6 2013, 12:25PM

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, after months of civil rights organizing, sit-ins, bloodshed and deaths compelled the federal government to intervene in the struggle against…

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Florida 18-Year-Old is the Youngest to Pass UK's Bar Exam

Florida 18-Year-Old is the Youngest to Pass UK’s Bar Exam

by Jamilah King on August 6 2013, 10:33AM

Gabrielle Turnquest has plans to become a fashion law attorney.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

15 Shots at Unarmed Black Man Were OK, Says Fla. Sheriff

15 Shots at Unarmed Black Man Were OK, Says Fla. Sheriff

by Akiba Solomon on August 1 2013, 3:36PM

Pending an investigation, Escambia County, Fla., authorities are “comfortable” with deputies’ actions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Students Have Taken Over Florida Governor's Office Demanding Justice For Trayvon

Students Have Taken Over Florida Governor’s Office Demanding Justice For Trayvon

by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:57PM

Students as young as nine years old are camping at the state capitol to push for new laws that protect them from racial profiling.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Pretrial Reaches Benchmark, Moves to New Phase

Zimmerman Pretrial Reaches Benchmark, Moves to New Phase

by Aura Bogado on June 18 2013, 5:22PM

Attorneys in George Zimmerman’s trial find forty jurors whose opinions about Trayvon Martin’s death have not been tainted by the media.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Defense Team Releases New Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case

Zimmerman Defense Team Releases New Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case

by Jorge Rivas on May 24 2013, 11:27AM

Data released Thursday by the defense from slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s cellphone includes texts with a friend about fighting and smoking pot.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Racially Segregated 'Black-Only Pods' in Florida County Jail

Racially Segregated ‘Black-Only Pods’ in Florida County Jail

by Brentin Mock on May 24 2013, 10:56AM

African-American inmates were kept in ‘black-only pods’ because jail officials thought it would make the prison safer.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Student Protest Forces School to Talk Stadium Deal With Prison Giant

Student Protest Forces School to Talk Stadium Deal With Prison Giant

by Jamilah King on February 27 2013, 11:57AM

Florida Atlantic University students are up in arms over its schools stadium deal with a private prison operator.

Topics: /NOW

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