Category Archives: Black Lives

Black Lives Matter Group Slams Osceola County Sheriff Lopez in Target Shooting

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN) – Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk, Inc. called for the resignation of Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez during a press conference in Kissimmee Tuesday after the deputy-involved shooting at Target in late April resulting in a death. Pastor Carl Soto, BLMRP co-founder and vice president, slammed Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez in…

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Dave Chappelle Tackled During Hollywood Bowl Comedy Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance. The assailant was carrying a replica handgun with a knife blade inside, authorities said. Isaiah…

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Representative Hinson Draws the Line on Governor DeSantis’ Proposed Redistricting Map

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In preparation for the upcoming Special Session, Representative Yvonne Hinson (D-Gainesville) would like to announce her opposition to the Congressional Map proposed by Governor DeSantis. The Governor has called legislators back to Tallahassee for a special session. The session will not address urgent problems like food insecurity in our communities. Rather, it will serve the Governor’s…

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Biden Signs Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill into law to make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years after such legislation was first proposed. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act is named after the Black teenager whose killing in Mississippi in the summer of 1955 became a galvanizing moment in…

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Florida Legislative Black Caucus Elects New Leadership Team, Led by Representative Kamia Brown as Chairwoman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On March 7, 2022, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus elected their 2022-2024 leadership team, led by Representative Kamia Brown (D-Ocoee) as their new Chairwoman. This past term, she served as the Vice Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus. “I am honored to have been elected to serve as the Chair to the Florida…

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