Voices from Tampa’s MLK Day Parade and a conversation with Skills Center CEO Celeste Roberts

MLK Day Parade goers tell us what Martin Luther King Jr. means to them, and Celeste Roberts talks about The Skills Center, a sports-based program that aims to improve educational outcomes, economic prospects and life...
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Here are all the beautiful faces we saw at Tampa’s MLK Parade

On Monday the streets from Ybor City through East Tampa were filled with people celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.
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Coalition of Immokalee Workers will stop in Tampa on march “4 Fair Food”

Coalition of Immokalee Workers The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is organizing a cross-country march that includes Florida, for what they’re calling the “4 Fair Food” tour to boycott Wendy’s. As part of that tour, the...

Poor People’s Campaign travels to Tallahassee Monday

Fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr., participated in the original Poor People’s Campaign to fight what he called the evils of militarism, racism and materialism, a new nationwide movement has sprung up. WMNF interviewed...

MLK speech used in truck ad railed against consumerism and ads

During Sunday night’s Super Bowl, you may have seen an ad for Dodge Ram trucks encouraging people to do community service — along with the video were audio clips from a Martin Luther King, Jr....

50 years ago: MLK’s controversial Beyond Vietnam speech

Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s famous and controversial speech called “Beyond Vietnam;” we hear the full speech from MLK via Alternative Radio. It was recorded at Riverside Church in...
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Immokalee farmworkers will march from Tampa Publix to Wendy’s

We hear from two farmworkers’ rights groups about a major march that’s coming to Tampa this week: the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) brings its Return to Human Rights Tour back to the bay area. The Coalition...
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In St. Pete, Writers Resist gathering before Trump inauguration

This Sunday in St. Petersburg, Florida, authors, poets, musicians and leaders will gather as part of an international movement known as Writers Resist. It’s a few days before the Inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump it’s...
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George Takei urges USF students to pursue social justice activism

Star Trek actor and social media star George Takei is telling USF students to pursue social justice activism; in an hour-plus speech at the Sun Dome on the Tampa campus of the University of South...
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Buckhorn pushing for transportation vote and water reuse

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is pushing for a county-wide transportation vote and for the city to use treated sewage water to augment drinking water supplies; those are two of the issues Buckhorn stressed during his...

St. Pete to help organize restoration of MLK/Malcolm X monument in Cuba

The City of St. Petersburg will be part of an effort to restore a fading monument in Havana, Cuba that honors civil rights leaders Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X; Mayor Rick...

Black Lives Matter march planned for Bradenton; Cornel West on MLK

Black Lives Matter march planned for Bradenton; Cornel West on MLK

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