Barack Obama

Highway in Florida May Be Named After Barack Obama

by Shantell E. Jamison

President Barack Obama Highway could be a reality. Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway in Jacksonville, Fla., is already named after one past president. A portion... Read More

Malikai Villatte

Grown Man Hurled Racial Slurs at 12-Year-Old Before Knocking His Teeth Out

by #TEAMEBONY

“When I realized my teeth were dangling in my mouth it was kind of shocking, I didn't know what was going on," 12-year-old Malikia Villatte said. Read More

Study Estimates 4% of Death Row Inmates Should Be Exonerated

For First Time In Florida’s History, A White Man Was Executed For Killing A Black Person

by Zahara Hill

Mark Asay will become the first White man in Florida to be executed for murdering a Black person according to the Associated Press. Read More

Florida city to rename streets honoring Confederate generals

Florida city to rename streets honoring Confederate generals

by Lynn Cooper

After more than a decade of Hollywood, Florida residents calling to rename the streets honoring Confederate generals in the city’s black neighborhoods, the commission... Read More

Florida

In Brief: Fla. Pol Quits Over N-Word Remark, No Punishment for Cop in Charlotte Shooting

by #teamEBONY

Fla. Legislator Resigns Over N-Word Controversy. Florida state senator Frank Artiles resigned from the legislature on Friday, three days after the beginning of a... Read More

Florida

Fla. State Lawmaker Apparently Thinks He Has Pass to Use N-Word

by #teamEBONY

Racism in politics isn’t anywhere near new, but it’s still galling when we hear it as blatantly as two Florida state senators say they heard... Read More

Aramis Ayala

Fla. State Attorney Sues Gov. Over Death Penalty Cases

by #teamEBONY

A Florida prosecutor who says she will not pursue the death penalty in any cases for the duration of her term has filed a... Read More

Aramis Ayala

Fla. State Employee Resigns After ‘Hang From a Tree’ Jab at Prosecutor

by #teamEBONY

A week after a Florida prosecutor announced her refusal to pursue the death penalty in first-degree murder cases, a court employee in that state... Read More

Report: Mother Allegedly Abused, Taunted Daughter During Facebook Live Suicide

Report: Mother Allegedly Abused, Taunted Daughter During Facebook Live Suicide

by #teamEBONY

A Florida mom is accused of allegedly taunting and abusing her 14-year-old daughter who committed suicide. Local 10 News reports that Naika Venant hanged herself... Read More

Immigration

An Exonerated Man Still Wronged By the System

by Christie Thompson / The Marshall Project

Jules Letemps thought he would be celebrating. On October 14, 2016, he was exonerated of the 1989 rape of a woman in Orlando, Florida,... Read More