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Voting Rights

Tennis champion Coco Gauff urges young Floridians to vote

Listen: Pro tennis star Coco Gauff is outspoken on social issues. She recently told the AP that it’s “a crazy time to be a Floridian, especially a Black one at that.” Gauff criticized book bans...
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A lawsuit over felon voting rights rules in Florida is dropped

Plaintiffs have dropped a lawsuit challenging how Florida carried out a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights of felons.

Madam President: Progress From Agitation in Black Tampa

Hillsborough County N.A.A.C.P. President, Yvette Lewis talk vision, reconciliation and a major event, ACT-SO: Afro-academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Lewis applaud progress on the race reconciliation Resolution 568 on Tampa city council and the...
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A federal judge ends the legal challenges to Florida’s 2021 elections law even though the legislature changed laws to “target” Black voters

A federal judge Thursday closed the door on allegations that key parts of Florida's 2021 elections law were unconstitutional.
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MLK Weekend: Human Rights, Civil Wrongs

Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King. She is emerging as a new orator for a new generation. The Forum explores new attacks on Civil and Voting Rights, diversity,...
Florida election recount

The Florida Senate president opposes changes to mail voting

Senate President Kathleen Passidomo on Tuesday voiced opposition Tuesday to a proposal that would scale back voting by mail.
Florida election recount

A Senate Republican files a bill to take away the right to cast a mail ballot for many Floridians

Sen. Blaise Ingoglia has filed a bill that could lead to potentially far-reaching changes in voting by mail in Florida.

The Politics of Incarceration and Re-entry

Florida has an incarceration rate of 795 per 100.000 people including prisons, jails, immigration detention and juvenile justice. This means Florida locks up a higher percentage of it’s people than any democracy on earth. Many...
Florida redistricting

Appeals court backs the Ron DeSantis redistricting plan

A state appeals court Friday upheld a congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed through the Legislature.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Felons’ voting rights Attorneys for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and four individual plaintiffs last week filed a court document that challenges the way a 2018 constitutional amendment aimed at restoring felons’ voting rights has...
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Plaintiffs fire back in felons’ voting case in Florida

Plaintiffs want to continue a lawsuit challenging how Florida is carrying out a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ voting rights.

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

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