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Judge blocks parts of Florida’s new elections law

A federal judge Monday blocked parts of a new Florida elections law challenged by voter-registration groups.
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Judge weighs changes to voter registration in Florida

Voter registration groups urged a federal judge to block parts of a new law on Florida voter registration, arguing it is discriminatory.

NAACP’s Yvette Lewis on Ron DeSantis and staying woke

Yvette Lewis, a WMNF Board member and president of the Hillsborough Branch of the NAACP joined WaveMakers to talk about Ron DeSantis and the John Lewis Stay Woke rolling protest in Tampa. 

“Stay Woke” Bus Tour stops in East Tampa for voting rights rally

Voting rights organizations are taking a “voter-cade” bus tour this week through 15 cities across Florida to encourage voter registration while encouraging Floridians to “Stay woke” amidst recently passed laws that impact students, teachers, and...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2023
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, May 22nd, 2023

New College students graduate New College students celebrated their official commencement ceremony Friday night. It came one day after alternative graduation students held a protest against the conservative direction that Governor Ron DeSantis has taken...
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Souls to the Polls gets out the early vote

In the weekend leading up to Tampa’s municipal election, the NAACP and members of historically African American churches gathered for Souls to the Polls at an early voting site to educate and encourage residents to...

WaveMakers: Yvette Lewis, president of Hillsborough NAACP

Yvette Lewis, president of the Hillsborough Chapter for the NAACP, has been a leader in the Black community for nearly 20 years.
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Florida candidate for governor, Philip Levine, in Tampa

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is one of several people running for the Democratic nomination for Florida Governor; Levine is on a nine-city bus tour that brought him to the living room of a...

MidPoint for Thursday, July 13 – Victor Crist, Yvette Lewis and Doug Guetzloe

Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist kicked off the program, which was centered around the controversy regarding the Confederate monument that has stood outside a Hillsborough County courthouse for more than 100 years. Crist is critical...
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Protesters chant “Take it down!” at Tampa Confederate monument

About sixty protesters chanted “Take it down!” in front of a monument to Confederate soldiers outside a Hillsborough Courts administration building in downtown Tampa Tuesday morning; they were there for a press conference criticizing last week’s...

Community meets to help inner-city schools in Hillsborough

The education chair of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP says the county’s superintendent of schools may have the legal authority to suspend the contract of teachers’ union in order to move more effective teachers to high-need...

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