Black Chamber and a Rap Pioneer

The Tampa Bay community welcomes a new Black Chamber and a seasoned Hip Hop Pioneer. Nicole Payne is President of the Hillsborough County Black Chamber of Commerce and talks about Giving Tuesday on January 30...
Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

New Pinellas Urban League CEO focuses on housing, eqiuity

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart has had a busy four months since she was named president and CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League, but her work has just begun. Gaskin-Capehart took over the 46-year-old non-profit group in...

Felony charges dropped against USF protestors ‘The Tampa Five’

Five demonstrators, known as the “Tampa 5”, will avoid jail time after a long legal process stemming from a clash with police at USF.
Stanley Gray, president and CEO of the Urban League of Hillsborough Countyu

The revived Tampa Urban League focuses on economic empowerment and equity

Stanley Gray, president and CEO of the Urban League of Hillsborough County, said there’s no simple solution to the problems that led to a mass shooting last month in Ybor City. But parental responsibility for...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 31, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Hydrogen energy in Florida A new end-to-end green hydrogen system is coming to Florida. If all goes to plan, it’s set to be the first demonstration project in the nation to successfully create clean energy...
Scales of Justice Law

Florida Supreme Court keeps a change to a rule about ‘fairness and diversity’ courses for judges

The Florida Supreme Court kept in place deletion of part of a rule allowing judges to take courses in “fairness and diversity” in continuing education.
teamwork, puzzle, hands, diversity training, dei, woke

Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE’ restricts businesses from training on some race-related issues; a court will hear a challenge

A judge previously agreed with businesses and a consultant that Florida's Stop WOKE restrictions violated the First Amendment
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans on how the media still wield dangerous words to divide us

Eric Deggans, the first TV critic for National Public Radio, on Tuesday (Aug. 15) discussed the state of media and race on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet and Tom. Just over a decade ago Deggans wrote...

Hillsborough school board approves proclamations supporting Pride, Juneteenth

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

New College students hold alternative graduation in protest of recent changes

The New College of Florida holds its official commencement tonight. Students upset with Governor DeSantis’ recent changes to leadership on campus, held an alternative graduation last night as a form of protest. They invited civil...
UF higher education university

Florida lawmakers target university campus diversity efforts

the Florida House gave final approval to a bill to prevent colleges & universities from spending money on diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives.

Diverse and Disenfranchised

The Forum discussed the various ways the people are underrepresented politically including talk of prison gerrymandering, redistricting, voter access and economic participation.   Political diversity, voter apathy, a continued discussion about authoritarian Florida and global...

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