ACLU Fights to Secure Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated in Florida
The civil rights group seeks to remove wealth-based hurdles to voting.
READ: Andrew Gillum Slams Florida Leaders for Taxing Formerly Incarcerated at the Polls
The former mayor of Tallahassee says a bill that effectively rolls back the language of Florida’s Amendment 4 is “unworthy of the governor’s signature.”
Florida House Advances Bill That Would Limit Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated
Will formerly incarcerated Florida residents be forced to pay fees before their voting rights are restored?
Florida Police Can Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Deadly Shootings, Court Rules
Critics say the decision will make it more difficult to hold law enforcement officers criminally responsible for on-duty killings.
Andrew Gillum Wins Democratic Primary, Becomes Florida's First Black Gubernatorial Nominee
The “non-millionaire” candidate is running on a progressive platform that firecely opposes Stand Your Ground laws and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Florida Lawsuit Seeks Bilingual Ballots for Puerto Ricans Who Fled Hurricane Maria
Several advocacy organizations say elected officials in Florida are violating the voting rights of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to the mainland after the devastating hurricane.
Students of Color Condemn Proposals to Arm Teachers During #NationalWalkoutDay
Many student activists walked out of class, advocating for responses to gun violence that don’t strengthen the school to prison pipeline.
Federal Judge: Florida's Voting Ban for Formerly Incarcerated People is Unconstitutional
The judge said that civil rights cannot be withheld based on “partisan, religious or racial bias.”
Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of White Nationalist Event
National Policy Institute leader Richard Spencer is scheduled to give a speech at the University of Florida.
House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid
“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”
Climate Justice Roundup: Methane Rule Reinstated, Disaster Relief Aid Requested, Clean Power Plan in Trouble
Two steps forward, one step back.
8 Ways to Help People of Color Recover From Hurricane Irma
A list of organizations working to rebuild communities in the path of one of the most powerful hurricanes in history.
Florida Judge Strikes Down Updated 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Critics say the latest version of the law that helped exonerate George Zimmerman allows more people to claim self defense, even when they provoked the encounter.
What the Numbers Tell Us About Tropical Storm Cindy
It’s hitting an area with a high concentration of Black people.
READ: Climate Change Already Impacting South Florida Residents With Increase in 'King Tides'
The state is home to some of the country’s largest concentration of immigrants, many of whom will now live in coastal areas prone to flooding.
How This Year's 3 Big Climate Initiatives Will Impact Communities of Color
Washington, Colorado and Florida all have climate initiatives on the ballot today—and all three have the potential to change lives.
CDC Director Says Zika Virus 'Will Become Endemic'
There have been more than 4,000 Zika cases in the United States and over 27,000 in U.S. territories.
Hurricane Matthew Intensifies To Category 4 as It Nears Florida
There have been nearly 30 deaths from the storm.
Florida Governor Declares Miami Neighborhood Zika-Free
However, there are new, non-travel related cases elsewhere in the state.
Florida Mosque, Once Attended by Omar Mateen, Burned in Arson
The blaze corresponded with both the anniversary of 9/11 and the beginning of Eid al-Adha.