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Only one Florida hospital makes national rankings for Black maternal health

Listen: It’s Black Maternal Health Week, and a new list released Thursday from U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals with high black maternal health outcomes. Only one Florida hospital is ranked among 26 across...
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Tampa Bay residents claim state Senate districts ‘suppress Black voters’ in new lawsuit

Listen:   A new lawsuit says the map of Florida Senate districts violates the Florida constitution and federal Voting Rights Act.  Tampa and St. Pete residents worry the map packs Black voters in a single...

Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of community leaders met yesterday at Simmon’s-Bowers Park to unveil the...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., August 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Dan May Island receives conservation funds Dan May Island is a 72-acre island on Florida’s west coast, north of Cedar Key, accessible only by boat or seaplane. Friday, the Department of Environmental Protection Acquisition and...

MidPoint: Teaching African American History in Florida K-12 Schools

The Florida African American History Task Force has been taken over by DeSantis loyalists and they have made big changes to the curricula for teaching of Black history in K-12 education since the "Stop Woke"...

St. Petersburg mayor pledges millions towards mental health aid

Listen: St. Petersburg has allocated 8.6 million dollars to a new mental health initiative. The city’s mayor made this announcement Friday at the “Healing While Black” summit at Eckerd College. Mayor Ken Welch was one...

“Stay Woke” Bus Tour stops in East Tampa for voting rights rally

Voting rights organizations are taking a “voter-cade” bus tour this week through 15 cities across Florida to encourage voter registration while encouraging Floridians to “Stay woke” amidst recently passed laws that impact students, teachers, and...
Kirk Bogan with St. Luke AME Church and Jerry Nealy with St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church at the C. Blythe Andrews Library in East Tampa

Souls to the Polls gets out the early vote

In the weekend leading up to Tampa’s municipal election, the NAACP and members of historically African American churches gathered for Souls to the Polls at an early voting site to educate and encourage residents to...

WaveMakers: Uncovering Tampa’s Black History with Fred Hearns

Fred Hearns, the curator of Black History at the Tampa Bay History Center, discusses some of Tampa's forgotten, neglected and buried past.

More health centers could improve health outcomes for African-Americans

Greater access to health care centers might reverse troubling trends in health disparities regarding African-Americans.

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.

Hillsborough reviews memorial plans for forgotten African American cemetery beneath King High School

The Hillsborough County School District Monday unveiled proposed designs for a memorial to people buried in unmarked graves on Tampa’s King High School campus. The walkable memorial is to honor indigent or unknown people buried...

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