News

Florida RSS

education, education policy, florida, memorial attire, policy, race -

Students at a Jacksonville, Fla., high school say they’ve been banned from wearing “memorial attire”—that is, clothes or jewelry honoring a deceased love one—because local officials believe the commemorations are tied to “gang activity.”

Read more...

Read more

2018 Midterms, Andrew Gillum, Florida, News, Politics, Video, Voting -

  Florida’s ongoing recount battle heads back to a courtroom Wednesday. Lawyers for Democrats will ask a federal judge to set aside the state law mandating that mailed-in votes be thrown out if the signature on the envelope doesn’t match the signature on file with election authorities. This is the latest skirmish in Florida’s legally […]

The post Florida’s partisan recount battle goes back to court appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, Andrew Gillum, Florida, News, Politics, Video -

Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric."

The post Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, Andrew Gillum, Florida, News, Politics, Video -

Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate.

The post Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Andrew Gillum, Donald Trump, Featured, Florida, News, Recount -

The Florida Secretary of State has ordered a recount in three tight election races, including the governor’s race that included Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum, who could become the state’s first Black governor. Secretary of State Ken Dentzer officially ordered a machine recount Saturday in the races for:  Governor, between Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron […]

The post Florida Secretary of State orders recount in Gillum’s gubernatorial race, 2 more races appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

andrew gillum, florida, florida hates us all, governor, race, recount, ron desantis -

I was at a bar once when my buddy asked me to run “shy brother” and introduce him to a woman way out of his league. I walked over and explained that my friend thought she was attractive but he was super shy. She laughed. She’d seen Five Heartbeats, and then she very politely told me that she was waiting for her…

Read more...

Read more

amendment 4 in florida, andrew gillum, florida, reinstatement of voting rights to ex felons -

Much to our eternal chagrin, Floridians did not elect Andrew Gillum as governor of their deservedly designated simple-minded (and often repressive) state. However, on Election Day, they did vote “yes” on Amendment 4, a citizen-proposed ballot initiative that will enable more than one million ex-felons to regain their…

Read more...

Read more

florida, voter suppression, voting rights -

Here’s one bit of good news out of Florida to tide you over no matter what happens for the rest of this hell night: A majority of Floridians voted in favor of Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for people with felony convictions. This will restore the right to vote to 1.5 million people, according to data from…

Read more...

Read more

2018 Midterms, Andrew Gillum, Donald Trump, Florida, News, Politics, Video -

  With a crowd of supporters cheering him on, Andrew Gillum cast his ballot for governor of Florida this morning at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, FL. Gillum paused to speak with reporters after casting his vote from himself in Florida’s closely watched gubernatorial race. He joked that he tried to look at his […]

The post Andrew Gillum Sends Message to Trump and DeSantis: “The politics of hatred and separation have come to an end” appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

#BlackVoterPower, 2018 Midterm Elections, Andrew Gillum, Black Democrats, Black Voters, Brian Kemp, Florida, News, Politics, Rihanna, Stacey Abrams, Video -

Despite typically low numbers during midterm elections, Black voters are already showing up to the polls. In the state of Florida– there has been an increase in the early ballots casted by Black Democrats. According to the Florida Democratic Party, in 2014, 344,352 African American Democrats cast ballots early. In 2018, that number is 474,455 and that doesn’t […]

The post The Download | November 5th: Increase in the early ballots cast by Black democrats in FL. + Rihanna endorses gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

2018 Midterm Elections, Andrew Gillum, Campaign, Crime, Featured, Florida, News, Politics, Shooting, Tallahassee, Top Stories -

Mayor Andrew Gillum says he’s indefinitely suspending his campaign for governor in light of a fatal shooting in Tallahassee at a yoga studio on Friday.

The post Mayor Andrew Gillum heads back to Tallahassee after two killed in yoga studio shooting appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

andrew gillum, desantis, donald trump, florida, midterm elections, race, republicans for gillum -

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—One of the first things Joe Bryant did when I walked into his home was to hand me his Republican Party membership card.

Read more...

Read more

2018 Midterms, Andrew Gillum, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Florida, News, Politics -

It was only a matter of time before Democratic rising star Andrew Gillum and former President Barack Obama‘s path’s crossed. Monday, it was announced that Obama is scheduled to stump with Florida’s two top-of-ticket candidates, Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, in Miami on Friday, which is only four days before the November 6th elections. READ […]

The post Obama headed to Miami to campaign with Andrew Gillum ahead of heated Florida race appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

eric harris, fake cops, florida, oklahoma, robert bates, shooting -

Remember Robert Bates? Sure you do. He was the old, white Oklahoma man who wanted desperately to be a cop, so he donated loads of money to his local police force and, in turn, was allowed to be a volunteer deputy and participate in ride-alongs and even had a real working gun, which he used to kill Eric Harris in 2015.

Read more...

Read more

bombs, cesar alteri, cesar sayoc, democrats, donald trump, fbi, florida, mail bomb, police -

Law enforcement officials arrested and charged 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, Jr. on Friday, in connection with at least a dozen pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, the Clintons, and philanthropist George Soros, all frequent targets of public attacks by…

Read more...

Read more

2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, Andrew Gillum, Florida, Georgia, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams -

The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race.

The post Final stretch of campaigns dominated by race appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, Andrew Gillum, Florida, News, Politics, Video -

Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum agreed that some people are being pushed over the edge by extreme political rhetoric.

The post Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum exchange insults in final Florida debate appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

andrew gillum, florida, kingfish, racism, robocall -

Ok, racists listen up. It’s 2018. If you’re going to be racist, please step your insult game up. Most of the kids born in the 1980s don’t have a clue who the hell Stepin Fetchit was or know that Kingfish was one of the stars of the wildly popular Amos & Andy.

Read more...

Read more

2018 midterms, andrew gillum, desantis, florida, voter disenfranchisement, young black voters -

Jacksonville, Fla.—Kamiyah Robinson didn’t have to leave the campus of the oldest HBCU in Florida, Edwards Waters College, to vote for the first time.

Read more...

Read more

@AP, Florida, Hurricane Michael, News, Panama City, Video -

Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael.

The post “I don’t feel real”: Mental stress mounting after Hurricane Michael appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Coral Springs, Excessive Force, Florida, Florida Mother, News, Teen, Top Stories -

A  Florida mother believes that excessive force was used on her teenage daughter who was struck and arrested by a police officer at a mall that was caught on video and has gone viral. But police say the video doesn’t capture the entire story. The troubling incident occurred Thursday at a mall in Coral Springs […]

The post VIRAL VIDEO: Coral Springs police repeatedly punch 14-year-old girl appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Florida, News, Police, Soccer -

Gerald Jones believes he ‘absolutely’ deserves an apology after an overzealous white woman in Ponte Vedra, Florida called the police on him just because he yelled at his 13-year-old son while he was playing soccer. During an interview with ‘WJXX-TV Jones was visibly distraught and on the verge of tears while talking about the shocking incident […]

The post Black soccer dad fights back tears as he speaks about ‘Golf cart Gail’ calling police on him appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Biscayne, Charlie Dayoub, Dirty Cops, Florida, News, Raimundo Atesiano, Raul Fernandez, Video -

A judge in Florida has decided to throw a pair of cops in jail after they framed a Black Biscayne teen for a string of burglaries.

The post Judge throws Florida cops in jail for framing Black teen with multiple burglaries appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

cops called on dad, dad, father, florida, golfcartgail, police, soccer while black -

A white woman answered the age-old question “Can I kick it?” with a definitieve “no” when she called her cousins (aka the police) on a father who was cheering on his son during a soccer game. The white woman, who appeared out of nowhere riding a golf cart has been dubbed Golf Cart Gail.

Read more...

Read more

@AP, Florida, Hurricane Michael, Natural Disaster, News, Panama City, Video -

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm.

The post Scope of Hurricane Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

@AP, Florida, Florida Panhandle, Hurricane Michael, News, Panama City, Video -

In the days after Hurricane Michael smashed through her neighborhood, leaving many of her neighbors' homes destroyed, Mary Frances Parrish had few options.

The post Hurricane Michael adds to hardship of Florida’s poor appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

black hair politics, clinton stanley, first grader denied his first day of school, florida, hair discrimination, jr, natural hair, racial discrimination -

As children returned to school this fall, new teachers and classmates weren’t the only things that greeted some students. More than one story surfaced of children being turned away, or sent home from school, because of culturally-specific hairstyles like braids or dreadlocks. One such child was six-year-old Clinton…

Read more...

Read more

florida, hurricane michael, mass incarceration -

The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) has evacuated six of its facilities, amounting to about 850 prisoners, in wake of historic Hurricane Michael. However, 13 counties across Florida have mandatory evacuations in place. That leaves 15 other facilities in those counties that are still potentially in harm’s way.

Read more...

Read more

crime wave, florida, police chiefs, trump, trump is a lying ass liar -

Trump is talking so you know what that means? Another drug lord is being created only to be foiled by the White House.

Read more...

Read more

#BlackVoterPower, Elections, Florida, Georgia, GOTV, Lake Michigan, Michigan, Midterms, News, Politics, Registration, Voting -

Today is a key day to register to vote in 17 states, where a lot is at stake for Black folks.  If you've slept on midterm elections before, now is the time to care.

The post Today is your last chance to register to vote in these 17 states- Are you ready for the midterm elections? appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

2018 Midterm Elections, Florida, News, Politics, Ron DeSantis -

Campaign officials for Ron DeSantis may be denouncing donations from racists publicly, but behind the scenes, he doesn't plan to return any of their checks.

The post Ron DeSantis is keeping cash from donor who called Obama the N-word appeared first on theGrio.

Read more

Tags