Friday, April 16, 2021
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HEATED DEBATES CONTINUE OVER VOTING BILL

The Florida Senate proposal, similar to ones passed or being considered by Republican-led state houses throughout the U.S., has sparked outrage from Black legislators...
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GOP’s Gaetz investigated over sexual relationship

BY MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER AND ALAN FRAM ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent conservative in Congress and a close ally of...

Prominent B-CU alum: Don’t consider insiders for presidency

  BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – Attorney Reginald E. Moore, an active longtime alumnus of Bethune-Cookman University, thinks he knows what’s necessary...

SUPPRESSION OR SECURITY? ELECTIONS CHANGES CAUSE UPROAR

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Four months ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis bragged that other states should emulate voting procedures in Florida, where...

DeSantis rejects pardon request for Desmond Meade

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Desmond Meade has won international acclaim for his voting-rights advocacy and helped thousands of convicted felons like...

COVID-19 vaccinations and Florida politics

Clinic organizers discussed how upscale location would benefit DeSantis BY ZAC ANDERSON SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE/TNS Text messages between Manatee County Commission Chair Vanessa Baugh and Lakewood Ranch developer...

Study: Ballots of minorities, young voters rejected at higher rates

BY LAWRENCE MOWER TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS TALLAHASSEE — Mail ballots submitted by minority voters and young people were initially rejected at a higher rate than those...

Pelosi announces 9/11-style commission to probe Capitol attack

BY DAVE GOLDINER AND CHRIS SOMMERFELDT NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Congress will form a 9/11-style commission to investigate how far-right attackers were able to storm the...
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Breaking barriers

Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. Here’s a look at other firsts for American Blacks in politics and law American...

Florida’s Black lawmakers call for policing changes

BY RYAN DAILEY NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May and the ensuing summer...