News & Public Affairs04/29/05
As the story of a 5 year old black kindergarten student who was handcuffed by 3 white st Petersburg police officers remains in the international media spotlight, the UHURU movement held a rally in front of Fairmount elementary school today, to protest what they say was an incident which illustrates the greater need for black people to have control of the institutions operating in their communityÃ¢â¬â¢s. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
CHANT Ã¢â¬ÅNO MORE HANDCUFFS IN BLACK CHILDR...Be the first to comment
INTRO: The U.S. International Trade Commission promised Monday, to review a Tariff on imported shrimp coming from India and Thailand, saying that a change of circumstance prompted the review. Gulf coast shrimpers are up in arms. John Williams is the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Shrimp alliance who oppose the change. FSRNÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has more. Roll Tape: Ã¢â¬ÅThere has been a flood of imported shrimp for the last three to four yearsÃ¢â¬Â¦.our prices have gone down sixty p...Be the first to comment
The Florida Institute for community Studies (FICS) inaugurated a Multicultural Family Center today in Tampa. The center will be the home of two new research projects geared towards helping multicultural youth and their families. WMNF Wilmer Ramirez was at the open house today and filed this reportÃ¢â¬Â¦
As a result of a research project done in three communities funded by the centers for substance abuse prevention in 2002, the multicultural family center opened today to start model progr...Be the first to comment
Gainesville's Scott Camil was a Marine Sergeant and spent 20 months in combat in Vietnam from 1966-1968. When he returned to the U.S. he became an anti-war activist, testifying to the Winter Soldier Organization in 1971 about "burning villages with civilians in them, the cutting off of ears, the cutting off of heads, torturing of prisoners, calling in of artillery on villages for games, corpsmen killing wounded prisoners", etc. Some of his testimony was paraphrased by John Kerry when Kerry te...Be the first to comment
As a 13-year-old Palm Beach County girl prepared this week to end a pregnancy she says she does not want, the Florida Department of Children and Families has gone to court to stop her from having the abortion.
The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the state's position yesterday , saying DCF is overstepping its authority and violating the girl's constitutional rights.
The girl, identified only as L.G., lives in a shelter for abused and neglected teens and found out two weeks ago ...Be the first to comment
The six-year legal battle between the Tampa Housing Authority and Community Activist may be over. Today a jury handed down verdict finding that Burton should be evicted from her home in the Robles Park public housing projects in East Tampa. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.
ACT Ã¢â¬Ëwe the juryÃ¢â¬Â¦.Ã¢â¬?
After a trial that lasted slightly more than two days, a 6-person jury took less than an hour to deliver its verdict. BurtonÃ¢â¬â¢s eviction comes on the grounds...Be the first to comment
A coalition of African American educators and community leaders met with St Petersburg police chief Chuck Harmon today to discuss the handcuffing of a 5 year old girl at Fairmount elementary school last week. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅThe school system the police department and the parents failed this young girl,
Clifton Burney is a retired social worker
ACT Its my belief that as previously been stated, police shod have had no role in...Be the first to comment
BRADENTON TEENS SEEK HELP IN PAYING TO ATTEND THE JUNIOR NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE - Radioactivity04/27/05
Charles MacKenzie is a social studies teacher at Haile Middle School in Bradenton, where six of his students have been accepted to attend this conference (part of the Congressional Youth Leadership Confrence) this June. Unfortunately the cost is prohibitive- $16,000. MacKenzie has been able to raise $9,000 but he is still short. He described to WMNF what the conference is and how people can support the student's efforts.Be the first to comment
Tyson Slocum, research director for Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project discussed the reasons gasoline prices are so high, President Bush's call today for expansion of the number of nuclear power plants in the U.S., the energy bill passed by the House last week, the lack of focus on renewable energy and how citizens can get involved in these issues.Be the first to comment
Broward voters could decide on sales tax hike for transit system
Earlier this month, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio said that the city and Hillsborough County need to something to improve mass transit in the community.
For public transportation advocates, it was encouraging to hear ANY public official speak up for public transitÃ¢â¬Â¦Back in 1999, a committeeÃ¢â¬â¢s recommendation to spend more on roads and buses was ignored by the Hillsborough County CommissionÃ¢â¬Â¦.A transpor...Be the first to comment