Florida

Jacob Rush, a straight-A student at Abeka Academy in Pensacola, Florida, was being forced by school administrators to cut his locs in order to participate in his graduation ceremony until his mother,  Latrenda Rush, started a Change.org petition in protest, gaining over 53,000 signatures.

Corey Pujols' guilty plea will result in two years of house arrest followed by three years of probation, 200 hours of community service, and anger management.

News

Martin Hyde, who is running in Florida’s 16th Congressional District, threatened and disrespected Sarasota Officer Julie Beskin, who pulled him over for speeding.

Crime

The family of Nia Whims of Miramar, Fla., is suing Meta, the company that owns Instagram, Renaissance Charter School at Pines, and the Pembroke Pines Police Department after she was arrested and imprisoned for 11 days over an Instagram threat she never made.

The Pensacola Police Department has launched a full-scale investigation after two Black parents accused SWAT officers of physically harming their 1-year-old son during a botched raid on a home while executing a search warrant.

When legislatures draw lines that are discriminatory or gerrymandered, the will of voters is subverted and diminished, Jasmine Burney-Clark is the founder of Equal Ground Education Fund and Action Fund, writes in this op-ed.

Nathaniel Tuck, one of the officers involved in the beating of Jason Fried, was arrested for his participation in the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol.

58-year-old Richard Burnham was charged with multiple hate crimes after allegedly attacking Black high school students in Volusia County, Florida, by calling them racial slurs and using a pipe to smash their car window.

Online donations were pouring in and the FAMU community was grieving after MaKayla Bryant, a beloved grad student at the HBCU, was killed in a shooting this week in Tallahassee.

A Florida school district canceled a lecture on civil rights history over concerns about critical race theory. The lecture didn’t have anything to do with CRT.

The Senate Education Committee in Florida advanced a bill pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans teachings that make white people "feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race.”

With about 79% of the vote, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has been named as the winner of Florida's special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in Congress. But Republican Jason Mariner, who was trounced, refuses to concede and said he plans to sue.