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Florida Museum of Black History may end up in St. Johns County

A state task force backed a St. Johns County location for a Black history museum over competing proposals from Central and South Florida.

The Scoop: Mon., April 22, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Black History Museum location is down to three Members of the Black History Museum Task Force met Friday to narrow down possible locations for the future Black History Museum in Florida. WMNF’s Chris Young...

Possible site for state Black history museum narrowed to 3; Sarasota narrowly misses out

Listen: Members of the Black History Museum Task Force chose the top three choices for a future Black history museum in Florida. Sarasota narrowly missed out on the opportunity. St John’s County in North Florida...

The Scoop: Wed. April 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Bob Graham dies  Former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham has died at the age of 87. Medicaid trial A court date is set for a lawsuit over how the state has handled removing people...
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The Scoop: Mon., December 18, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Black History Museum location State officials are looking at locations for a future Florida Museum of Black History. Sarasota County is gunning for the spot.   Christian Ziegler censured Yesterday, Christian Ziegler was censured and...
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Florida Democrat files a bill on Black history standards to prohibit teaching that enslaved people benefited from slavery

The bill was filed in response to a controversial part of African-American history standards approved by the State Board of Education in July.
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VP Kamala Harris rejects an invitation from Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss Florida history standards claiming “slaves developed skills … for their personal benefit”

Vice President Kamala Harris rejected an invitation by Gov. Ron DeSantis to “discuss” Florida's African American history standards.
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The Scoop: Tues., August 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Dash ride-hailing service coming to Tampa The Tampa Downtown Partnership announced a new ride service funded by existing revenue sources beginning in October. This announcement comes a couple of years after the Downtowner service was...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, July 21th, 2023

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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"...
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Florida approves new Black history standards despite criticism

The State Board of Education approved new academic standards in Florida for instruction about Black history, despite objections.

Hillsborough school board approves proclamations supporting Pride, Juneteenth

 Hillsborough County Schools took a bold stance in declaring two proclamations promoting diversity and inclusion.

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