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A proposal in the Florida Legislature would prevent reparations to descendants of slaves

A Senate Republican filed a proposed constitutional amendment to prevent Florida from paying reparations to descendants of slaves.
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Florida Democrat files a bill on Black history standards to prohibit teaching that enslaved people benefited from slavery

The bill was filed in response to a controversial part of African-American history standards approved by the State Board of Education in July.
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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...
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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

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. But...
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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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