A storm knocked out the water and air conditioning in Florida’s oldest women’s prison this weekend and the headaches have continued ever since. Employees and family members of inmates have come out with stories that women were forced to wash with still toiler bowl water and weren’t getting enough to drink while the damages were being repaired.
Two Orlando police officers had no idea what they were in for when they pulled over a driver on June 19. A brief clip of footage from a body camera from one of the officers has been made public and revealed that the driver was none other than Aramis Ayala, the first and only Black woman state attorney in Florida.
Opening up your home to a child who’s looking for family is one of the most compassionate things a person can do. But doing so for seven children to keep them all together as a family is on another level. That’s exactly what Dashoan and Sofia Olds did when they went from having no children to an entire house full of them.
Another Southern state has agreed to catch up with the times and stop celebrating people who went to war just to keep Black people in chains.
The city council of Hollywood, Fl. voted 5-2 to change the names of three streets named after Confederate leaders which just-so-happen to run through predominantly Black neighborhoods. Per usual in these instances, members of the public are outraged and are claiming it’s more about an infringement on their rights than the condemnation of their casual racism.
High school students in Jacksonville, Fla. staged a sit-in earlier this week as a form of protest to demand that African-American history be made a full-year course.
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has lost her reelection bid, making her the first incumbent state attorney in modern history to lose a contested election, according to The Florida Times Union. Corey was the attorney who failed to convict George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin. Corey also brought aggravated assault charges against Marissa Alexander for the victimless crime of firing a warning shot into the air to ward off her abusive husband.
Some would say that Donald Trump’s presidential run has an overreaching effect on U.S. politics as a whole, inviting damaging rhetoric and hatred to be shared on the largest political stages possible. If they were looking for evidence to support their observation, they need look no further than Florida.
Carlos Beruff, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, was videotaped giving a speech where he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies and went as far as to call him “an animal” not once, but twice.
Jahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.
Fulton, 22, has made the best of his life since losing his brother in 2012.
A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public.
Facing a possible 60 years behind bars for firing a gun at her estranged husband, Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that ends the four-year criminal case against her.