Category Archives: Florida

Democracy for America Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida

Democracy for America endorsed Andrew Gillum in his campaign for Governor of Florida. The million-member national progressive organization, which raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign, has 97,508 members in Florida committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement: “Now… Read More »

Florida Black Dems Set Sights on 2018 Elections

In recent years, residents and voters of the battleground state of Florida have faced their share of challenges — from the controversial presidential election of 2000 that required a vote recounting and the U.S. Supreme Court before a clear winner could be determined (George W. Bush won by 537 votes over Al Gore), and GOP… Read More »

FL NAACP calls for Bethune-Cookman president’s ouster over DeVos controversy

Allegations of student and staff intimidation at Bethune-Cookman University have the NAACP Florida State Conference demanding the ouster of school leaders. The organization is calling for the immediate resignations of President Edison Jackson and Joe Petrock, chairman of the Board of Trustees. B-CU invited Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at its Wednesday commencement.… Read More »

Florida state senator resigns over racial slurs in front of black lawmakers

The Florida lawmaker under fire over racially inflammatory remarks toward his African-American colleagues has resigned, a spokeswoman for the Florida Senate Majority Office told CNN. The embattled state senator, Frank Artiles, submitted his letter of resignation to Senate President Joe Negron on Friday, just days after apologizing on the Senate floor for his remarks. (CNN)… Read More »

Florida senator calls fellow Republicans ‘n—-rs,’ hurls expletives at black colleague in racist tirade

Calls are mounting for a Florida GOP senator to resign after it was revealed that he hurled a flurry of racially-charged expletives at two African-American colleagues while they were having drinks at a private club on Monday night. Miami Sen. Frank Artiles, who is of Cuban descent, was having drinks with Democratic Sens. Audrey Gibson… Read More »