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Black Lives Matter

Florida Supreme Court hears arguments on protest law amid allegations of targeting Black activists

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to a law that enhanced penalties during protests that turn violent.
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Arguments set in State Supreme Court fight over Florida’s law targeting protesters

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2021 state law.

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...
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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.
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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...
Taking a Knee, Changing the World book review

Colin Kaepernick taking a knee influenced a generation of activist athletes: author

WMNF's Seán Kinane interviews The Nation's Dave Zirin, author of a book about sports & activism: The Kaepernick Effect. Taking a Knee, Changing The World.
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Interview with C.L. reporter about BLM arrests and about the labor history of Ybor

WMNF interviews Justin Garcia from Creative Loafing who wrote about a Tampa BLM protester who was arrested & faces up to 5 years in prison.

St. Pete activists honor George Floyd with calls for more police reform on anniversary of his murder

Activists in St. Petersburg took to the streets on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Floyd’s killer might’ve been convicted, but calls for an end to systemic racism and other social justice...

A Tampa City Councilmember met with a violent right-wing group Monday night: “We have to stop seeing one another as enemies”

On Monday, Tampa City Council Member Luis Viera met with a local right-wing organization known for supporting violence and attending the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington. Viera said he hoped meeting with the Community...

Black Lives Matter march draws hundreds in Tampa, but organizers say HB1’s chilling effect is already taking hold

 Hundreds of activists gathered at Tampa’s Cyrus Greene Park Saturday for a Black Lives Matter march protesting continued police killings of Black Americans. But the crowd was a long way off from the nearly...

Two more police shootings leave two more Black Americans dead less than a day after Derek Chauvin found guilty

 LISTEN: Less than 24 hours after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, two more Black Americans have been killed by police. Ma’Khia Bryant, 16 Police in Columbus Ohio...
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Black Lives Matter protester shot by police in May 2020 sues City of Tampa

Jordon Coury was severely injured by a police-fired rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Tampa in May 2020. He is suing the City of Tampa saying that police used excessive force during...

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