Episode 13, 05.16.2023, Entrepreneurship -Interview with Arbra Tawwab A Black Business Owners of Wellness Retreat/ ABNB in Lutz, Florida.
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City Issues, Historical voices and a sad good-byeRead More
Dr. MLK Day Analysis, Pan-Afro EnvironmentalismRead More
MidPoint: FL House Rep. Michele Rayner Discusses the ElectionRead More
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MidPoint: Sen. Jeff Brandes On Florida Politics & PoliciesRead More
MidPoint: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for BoysRead More
Tampa targeted with anti-Semitic propagandaRead More
WaveMakers: Uncovering Tampa's Black History with Fred HearnsRead More
Jimmie B. Keel, social worker and pastor, has died.Read More
Surly Voices: Civil Rights are still our fightRead More
Surly Voices: Global scares and silenced discussions
The news from all over the globe has not only been bleak, it’s bordered on downright terrifying. Whether the location is across the globe or in our backyard, it affects the whole of society. This week on Surly Voices, hosts Liz, Donna and Amina wade through the quagmire of dark news.Listen to the full episode… Read more »
WaveMakers: Yvette Lewis, president of Hillsborough NAACP
Yvette Lewis, president of the Hillsborough Chapter for the NAACP, has been a leader in the Black community for nearly 20 years.
Activists call for release after Leonard Peltier positive for COVID-19
Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Around 20 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa Monday, demanding Leonard Peltier’s release. The 77-year-old is incarcerated just an hour north of Tampa at Coleman Correctional Institution. Carol Gokee with International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee says she spoke with Peltier last week… Read more »
Report on St. Pete’s policing shows disproportionate impact for Black residents
Accountable Now, a police use-of-force database, showed comprehensive data that St. Pete’s policing is impacting Black residents most.
Desmond Meade: Next up for Rights Restoration group is “Ban the Box”
In 2018, Desmond Meade helped helped shepherd through passage of Florida’s Amendment 4, which requires automatic restoration of voting rights for felons who complete their sentences. In September, he won a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Meade talked to MidPoint about what’s next for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
Update: felony charges dropped against BLM activists accused of striking officer during protest
The most serious charge against Jamie Bullock has been dropped; last month she turned down a plea offer as protestors chanted outside for charges to be dropped.
BLM protestor accused of striking officer during protest rejects plea deal
A Black Lives Matter protestor accused of striking an officer during a 2020 protest rejected a plea deal that would drop the felony charge levied against her and keep her out of jail. Jamie Bullock turned down the offer as protestors chanted outside for charges to be dropped. LISTEN: Nearly 50 people gathered outside the… Read more »
Florida state and federal legislators call on U.S. Senate to pass John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act
Congress has passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act and local leaders are now calling on the Senate to do the same. Congress member Kathy Castor and State Representative Fentrice Driskell today asked the Senate to not waste time getting the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk. LISTEN: The two Democratic lawmakers were joined… Read more »
Florida’s HB1 protest law gets date set for first legal test
Florida’s controversial HB1 will get its first major legal test next month. A coalition of organizations including the NAACP, Dream Defenders, ACLU and more filed to immediately strike section 15 from the bill. LISTEN: The date is set for August 30. Chief Judge Mark Walker will hear from the coalition of organizations suing Gov. Ron… Read more »