Tag: Florida

Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Licensing Rule Allegedly Discriminates Against ‘Protected’ Black Farmers

NewsOne Featured Video Source: alvarez / Getty Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced a plan Thursday for Black farmers in Florida to compete for a medical marijuana license in the state. MORE: 6-Year-Old Black Girl Becomes Georgia’s Youngest Certified Farmer But the commissioner of agriculture and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried believes the new rule discriminates against protected […]

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Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Unveiled in Florida Before a Permanent Stay in the U.S. Capitol

Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Unveiled in Florida The towering marble sculpture is currently in the News-Journal Center, where Daytona Beach residents got to see it in a public exhibit for the first time on Tuesday, WESH reports. The artwork was made possible through lengthy government approval processes and so far $740,000 out of a $850,000 […]

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Gabrielle Petito Died From Strangulation, Coroner Says

Gabrielle Petito, the Florida woman whose disappearance led to a wide-ranging investigation into her fiancé, who returned home without her from a cross-country trip before disappearing himself, died of strangulation, the authorities said on Tuesday. Dr. Brent Blue, the Teton County, Wyo., coroner, did not disclose at a news briefing how Ms. Petito was strangled. […]

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Florida City Sued Over Mural Depicting First Black Female Firefighter as White

The city had never had a Black woman as a firefighter before Latosha Clemons, but last year when she glimpsed a publicly commissioned mural depicting her, she said, she didn’t recognize herself: She was white. The mural, created as a window covering for a new fire station in Boynton Beach, Fla., as part of a […]

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ESPN’s The Undefeated Runs It Back With Why Not Us: FAMU Football

ESPN’s The Undefeated Returns With ‘Why Not Us: FAMU Football’ “The second season of Why Not Us will continue to highlight the importance of HBCUs including their challenges and triumphs,” Paul said in a statement provided to The Root. “The achievements of athletes at HBCUs do not receive the level of recognition that they deserve. […]

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Trump Thinks No One Can Stop Him From Being the GOP’s 2024 Nominee

PERRY, GA – SEPTEMBER 25: Former US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia.(Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Donald Trump is very confident that no one wants to challenge his throne as the leader of the […]

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Miya Marcano Case: Body Believed to Be Hers Is Found, Sheriff Says

A body believed to be Miya Marcano, a 19-year-old college student who was reported missing last month, was found in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, the authorities said. Ms. Marcano had been missing since Sept. 24, when she was last seen in a red shirt and jeans at the Arden Villas apartment complex in Orlando, where […]

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Jacob deGrom’s Comeback From Injury Begins With A Trip Home To Florida

DeLEON SPRINGS, Fla. — In a no-stoplight town, where Spanish moss dangles over split-rail fences and sugar-mill ruins rest along Spring Garden Lake’s shore, Tony deGrom, a retired cable lineman, awaits the return of his son, Jacob, each fall. Tony and his wife, Tammy, moved to the rural area decades ago because they wanted to […]

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Why Families of Missing Women Often Must Lead the Search Themselves

“We are out there trying to bring her home,” Ms. Rues said. “We take any missing case seriously. It is more difficult when those who go missing don’t want to be found.” Callahan Walsh, a child advocate at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, said girls are often coaxed online and encouraged to […]

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Republicans Don’t Want to Reform Public Education. They Want to End It.

And then, in mid-September, DeSantis dropped a bombshell: He would make Florida the first state in the nation to end high-stakes testing—the basis for Florida’s school ranking system, and thus the basis for its entire school choice model. In part, the move was more politics: DeSantis’s approval ratings have plummeted since he began his war […]

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Republicans Don’t Want to Reform Public Education. They Want to End It.

And then, in mid-September, DeSantis dropped a bombshell: He would make Florida the first state in the nation to end high-stakes testing—the basis for Florida’s school ranking system, and thus the basis for its entire school choice model. In part, the move was more politics: DeSantis’s approval ratings have plummeted since he began his war […]

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