The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of...
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“Uhuru 3” make motion to dismiss the case against their leaders this week

Three of the Americans affiliated with a Black empowerment and political organization are moving to have their case dismissed tomorrow in court. The FBI raided...
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Preserving History and Community

The Jackson House gets a historical marker and $1 million dollars for renovation. The boarding house which housed Black travelers to Tampa, FL during segregation...
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MidPoint: The Florida Redistricting Litigation with the League of Women Voters

The DeSantis-crafted redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional. That ruling is now on appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. If upheld, it could result in...
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The Politics of Terror

An analysis of the political terror across the spectrum. Republicans threaten AIDS/HIV funding to the world’s poor because of possible abortion funding. note: The program,...
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VP Kamala Harris rejects an invitation from Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss Florida history standards claiming “slaves developed skills … for their personal benefit”

Vice President Kamala Harris rejected an invitation by Gov. Ron DeSantis to “discuss” Florida's African American history standards.
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Kamala Harris blasts new Florida education standards: “slaves developed skills” that could be used for “personal benefit”

Vice President Kamala Harris is condemning new Florida education guidelines, which prompted a defense from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Resistance Today

The distraction of the anti-woke has made necessary a resistance against racism and violations of human rights. In the U.S. and especially in Florida a state of hate has continued to ignite a firestorm of...
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass on Fourth of July; new NRA ad

On MidPoint we hear a new ad by the NRA warning their gun owing members about taking on liberals and “fighting the violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth;” but first we hear...

New book looks at 400 years of class division in America

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160706_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday, we looked at the history of class in the United States. It’s often said that the US is a classless society, a breakaway from the strict class structure of England....
Kathy Castor

Tampa Bay gets grant to fight human trafficking

Victims of human trafficking in Tampa Bay will have more access to legal help thanks to a $600,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant announced Friday in St. Petersburg; during a press conference outside the Pinellas County...

Slavery historian sheds light on the dark past that continues to shape the present

Because of America’s role in the history of slavery, many people think the U.S. has a responsibility to repay those who are still being affected by this centuries-long legacy.

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