The Haitian American community In South Florida has become frightened by an apparent crackdown by law enforcement authorities, who have been arresting Haitian immigrantsÃ¢â¬âsome of whom have not been heard from in weeks. The Immigrantion and Customs Enforcement is the only agency communicating with community leaders, but they wont claim responsibility for all of these arrests. WMNF spoke with Jean-Robert Lafortune, the director of the Haitian American Grassroots coalition.
The City of TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s Advisory Committee met Wednesday to discuss the Interstate Historic Preservation Trust Fund. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Grace Santos was there and files this report.
The City of Tampa adopted an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation in Feb of 2002 with the purpose of decreasing the impact of the interstate highway network on the national registered historic districts Ã¢â¬â Ybor City, West Tampa, and Tampa Heights...
As we reported last night, starting this past Thursday teenagers are no longer be allowed in Ybor city after 11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tampa tried instituting a similar citywide curfew 2 years ago, but it was ruled unconstitutional, because it covered the entire city and was too broad. So Tampa's city staff looked to Orlando, where for over ten years they have had a teen curfew, which begins at midnight for an area of downtown. The Orlando curfew was narrowly tailored t...
As we reported yesterday, the teen curfew for Ybor city took effect this past Thursday night. People under 18 are not permitted from being in the so-called entertainment district, between 11pm and 4am Thursday through Saturday nights. Today, WMNF spoke to Laura McElroy, with the Tampa police department.
This past Sunday at the weekly meeting of the International Democratic People's Uhuru Movement meeting in St Petersburg... Omali Yeshitela offered a radical interpretation of Santa Claus and the Christams Holiday.
Lance Robson reports...
Tonight is the longest night of the year, the winter solstice---to coincide wit the long night, today is national Homeless persons Memorial Day. Citizens around the country held memorial services to remember the thousands of homeless people who die every year in the United States. Rayme Knuckles works at the Hillsborough county Homeless Coalition, he helped organize a ceremony across from the County center in Downtown Tampa this afternoon.
That was Rayme Knuc...
New statistics released yesterday from the National Low Imcome Housing Coalition, stated home ownership, or renting a single or two bedroom apartment, is financially out of reach for low-income families in the United States.
Today Tanya Pickle, working with St Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services, completed a two year process to sign the morgage on her new home.
For WMNF Jen Germaine reporting.
Tanya Pickle showed up to her new home on 13th Ave South to a lawn full of City worker...
The Hillsborough county environmental protection commission has filed a lawsuit against clear channel entertainment and the Florida state fair to stop all concerts at the Amphitheatre at the Florida state fairgrounds. The suit is a reaction to 37 violations of noise standards during concerts, culminating with a show by the rock group Korn, that received over 60 complaints. Rick Tchantz is a lawyer with the county EPC.
There has not been any date set for a hearing. Cl...