The FAMU discrimination ruling is challenged

Six Florida A&M University students have asked an appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling that dismissed a potential class-action lawsuit.
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Florida Senators walk out after racist comments in support of monument bill

Public comment on a Florida bill to preserve monuments spiraled into racism and hate speech on Tuesday. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Supportive comments about how the bill would protect “white culture” and “white supremacy” could jeopardize a bill to protect monuments in Florida

Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo raised questions about the fate of a proposal to protect historic monuments and memorials.
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Ron DeSantis supports a bill preventing the removal of Confederate monuments and other memorials in Florida

DeSantis said he is “100 percent against removing monuments” and supports HB 395 and SB1122.

A federal judge tosses out a case alleging that Florida has discriminated against FAMU

A judge has rejected a potential class-action lawsuit that alleged Florida discriminated against historically Black Florida A&M University.
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Feds reach a settlement with Ameris Bank for “redlining” in Jacksonville

The settlement is settlement resolves allegations that the bank discriminated against Black and Hispanic residents seeking home loans.
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Claim of racial discrimination is a key as trial starts over Florida congressional redistricting

Attorneys for voting-rights groups told federal judges that an overhaul of a North Florida congressional district in 2022 was motivated at least in part by racial discrimination and violated the U.S. Constitution.

A court won’t rehear the fight over an elections law, handing a victory to Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature

A full federal appeals court declined to take up a challenge to a Florida elections law that opponents contend discriminated against Black voters.

Senate panel backs ending higher ed ‘DEI’; Florida’s controversial HB 999 now goes to the full House and Senate

A measure that seeks to prevent colleges and universities from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives is ready to go before the full Florida Senate and House amid strong objections from Democrats, with...

No Advanced Placement studies in Florida so far

Fallout from the blocking of AP African American studies in Florida which is being tested in 60 schools across the U.S.   More discussion on the environment.

The Prophetic Lens With Phil Allen Jr. Idiosyncratic Opinions With Dr. Binoy Kampmark

In the introduction to his new book, The Prophetic Lens, Phil Allen Jr. quotes a performer who has had his share of notoriety in front of the camera, not least of all his extraordinary behavior...

The Intractability Of Racism In American Politics

Barack Obama and his family have been the objects of rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories unprecedented in US politics. Outbreaks of anti-Obama lore have occurred in every national election cycle since 2004 and continue to...

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