Category Archives: State News

CHanGE: Florida IS WILLING TO elect a Black Governor

It was 1918. Lynching ran rampant throughout the South.

Gov. Sidney Johnston Catts took office after a campaign promising to rid Florida of Jews and Catholics. Blacks were too numerous to rid of, so he stopped funding their schools.

New Partnership for Black Wealth

The Black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of Black people. When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cellphones Down Please

U.S. Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld most of a Republican-backed Texas law to punish “sanctuary cities,” allowing it to remain in effect while the case is being fought in a lower court.

The law was the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January 2017, promising to crack down on illegal immigration and communities that protect the immigrants.

The Pot Thickens: Birds Of Feathers Flock Together

After The Feathers (Trump’s offshore oil drilling in Florida blocked) Were Plucked

Trump-FL Governor Scott-Zinke- Records show Trump aides plotted political win for Rick Scott

The governor had cast the decision to give Florida relief from offshore drilling as a spontaneous triumph.

ICE new agreement with Florida sheriffs

For detaining undocumented immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representatives announced a new agreement; in late January with 17, Florida sheriffs aimed at preventing the release from jail of

LEARN THE PEDESTRIANS’ LAWS:

 LEARN THE LAWS: Florida police issue hundreds of bad pedestrian tickets every year

On its face, Florida’s pedestrian statute 316.130(11) seems

Number of Duval students suspended increased last year

Along with racial disparities

Suspensions are down in Duval public schools, continuing a seven-year decline, but the number of students who received at least one

…and the beats go on: Dirty politics, disrespect and voters

What’s next for Democrats and Black America?

WASHINGTON—The latest crisis for the Democratic Party, sparked by former party interim chair Donna Brazile’s new tell-all