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Groups ready for BP money fight

The payoff may be years away, but Florida stakeholders are already coordinating efforts to make sure the state gets its share of BP oil spill compensation in what could be the largest Gulf restoration effort in history. ...

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Florida colleges plan to lead nation in graduation rates

Florida’s 28 state and community colleges say they have a plan to make the state the first in the country to reach the national goal of doubling graduation rates by the year 2020 – and they think Gov. Rick Scott will back their play. ...

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State prison privatization appeal rejected

An appeals court Tuesday ruled against Attorney General Pam Bondi in a long-running battle about the Legislature’s attempt last year to privatize prisons across southern Florida. ...

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HIV/AIDS: Still here

Some of us, and I don’t know why, seem to be under the impression that HIV/AIDS is not the problem it once was for our community. ...

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The Fight for Black Boys

Our boys are at-risk: For dropping out of school, for poverty, for delinquency, for unemployment, for imprisonment. ...

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The Gantt Report

Sasser, Georgia is the epitome of a “Leave It to Beaver” existence. Nestled in a serene part of southeast Georgia (outside of Albany) where tradition trumps progress, there is an unwritten rule that permeates throughout the fabric of life within that slap-happy community. ...

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The politics of discrimination often details political skullduggery

And that is how the dust settled and the smoke cleared over the political career of former State Senator Mandy Dawson (Dem., Fort Lauderdale). ...

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The Gantt Report

Black business boondoggle! ...

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Secretary Duncan, White House, Smithsonian officials to celebrate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Anniversary

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, along with officials from White House and the Smithsonian Institution joined high school student leaders from New York and Washington D.C., recently for a series of events celebrating the 48th anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...

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Black teen rescued woman and children during ‘Dark Knight Rises’ shooting after boyfriend abandoned them

A Colorado teen helped save the lives of a woman and her children, even though it resulted in him being shot. ...

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