Black Lives Matter

The Incarceration Nation

Alexandra Bailey calls in to the Forum to discuss efforts to end mass incarceration in federal prison. She talks about the bipartisan First Step Act...
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Hurricane Ian, one year later: A story of resiliency and hope

Hurricane Ian was the 3rd-costliest natural disaster to hit the U.S.: $115.2 billion in damages and 156 fatalities in Florida and elsewhere.
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Transgender and nonbinary people sue Florida over its “discriminatory” bathroom law

A federal lawsuit challenges a new Florida law requiring people to use public restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a Florida law restricting social media companies

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will take up a First Amendment fight about a 2021 Florida law that restricted major social media companies.
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Florida and a special district ask a judge to toss out a lawsuit alleging the state unconstitutionally retaliated against Disney

Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Florida unconstitutionally retaliated against Walt Disney Parks.
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Players call for Stanley Cup Playoffs to be halted in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

Some professional hockey players have called for the Stanley Cup Playoffs to be halted in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests. In a tweet Thursday afternoon, player Evander Kane tweeted today that players with the...

Ben Crump releases new video of truck driving into Tampa activist

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump has released a previously unreleased video of a red truck striking and injuring a Black Lives Matter activist during protests during the Juneteenth weekend in Tampa. Tampa Police have so...

Black Lives Matter, other activists, respond to beating of Jae Passmore with Rally in Tampa park

Dozens of activists gathered in Tampa’s Lykes Gaslight Park Friday morning in response to the arrest and beating of prominent Black Lives Matter activist Jae Passmore. The smell of burning sage mixed with palpable frustration...

Radioactivity Wednesday: Controversial mural evokes more police violence against activists in Tampa

August 12, 2020 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Tension is brewing in downtown Tampa involving mural painters, Food Not Bombs, BLM protestors, police and Neo Nazis. Last night four more people were arrested...
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Tampa Police say they arrested four teens for spray painting on Back the Blue mural

Tampa Police say they arrested four teenagers late Tuesday night for spray painting on a street mural outside police headquarters in downtown Tampa. The mural on Madison Street at Franklin Street was painted by supporters...
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Protesters react to Trump’s Florida trip: “Get out of Tampa”

President Trump flew to Tampa, Florida for a fundraising event last Friday afternoon with hundreds of supporters greeting him along his motorcade route to The Pelican Club in the Belleair neighborhood of Pinellas County. Attendees...

St. Petersburg takes a step to defund the police; instead of 25 officers, city will hire social workers

On Thursday, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced a step that will partially defund the police. Police Chief Anthony Holloway said the department plans to use grant money that was supposed to be for hiring...

Car vs Protester: driver released and protester arrested.

On Saturday a protester was hospitalized and arrested after being struck and carried off by a vehicle that had driven through a demonstration in Hyde Park. About 50 people had gathered to show support for activist and...
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In Tampa, lawyers will “march for equal justice” to support Black Lives Matter

Every day this month there has been a Black Lives Matter march in St. Petersburg, Tampa or other parts of the Tampa Bay area – and on the weekends, quite a few. On Wednesday, lawyers...

Truck drives into Tampa activist at Black Lives Matter protest

Over the weekend several Juneteenth marches and celebrations continued across the Tampa Bay area. On Sunday one march landed in front of Meat Market in Hyde Park Village, which was hosting brunch despite an employee...
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Here’s what a law professor, an activist and a county commissioner say about Black Lives Matter protests

Black Lives Matter demonstrations continue across the globe and in the Tampa Bay area. On MidPoint we spoke with a series of guests to examine these important issues of the police killing of George Floyd...
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More than 40 Black Lives Matter demonstrators gather in Gulfport

Peaceful demonstrations against racism and police violence happened all across the Tampa Bay area Monday from Ybor City to St. Petersburg to Dunedin and Largo. In Gulfport, more than 40 people gathered at a park....

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