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Getting Out the Vote: Restoration of Rights; “Yes” on Amendment 4

Correcting a wrong or getting a second chance to make better is the embodiment of the spirit of redemption—and Amendment 4. One definition of redemption describes the improving of something: “The act of saving something or somebody from a declined, dilapidated, or corrupt state and restoring it, him, or her to a better condition.” Restoring the voting rights of approximately 1.7 million ex-offenders is a si ...

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Straight Talk: Republican-inspired voter suppression

Voting is the glue holding democracy together. However, the suppression of the vote only weakens democracy. Republicans make political prisoners of Crystal Mason, whereas they champion their own Republicans even when they commit voter fraud. ...

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Pilgrimage to the Ancient City of Ile-Ife: The Real-Life “Wakanda”

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents over 200 Black-owned media companies across the U.S., recently traveled to the ancient city of Ile-Ife for a culturally impactful inaugural trade mission, which included attending the Olojo Festival. ...

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Bring it home fish fry

As people around the state gather to create and keep the momentum going to elect Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, members of the historic Sistrunk Community and the surrounding area communities joined for an old-fashioned fish fry to help the Gillum campaign "Bring it Home"!!!  The fish fry was hosted by Burrows Electric Company and The Westside Gazette Newspaper. ...

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Gillum for Governor encourages volunteers to donate relief supplies, help neighbors affected by Hurricane Michael

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the Gillum for Governor campaign is encouraging volunteers across Florida to donate supplies to help their neighbors affected by the storm in Tallahassee and across the Panhandle. Local Gillum for Governor-FDP Coordinated field offices are accepting donations of relief supplies, including water, non-perishable food items, batteries, usable clothing, baby items and toil ...

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Gillum Campaign releases new ad on Ron DeSantis’ votes cutting Social Security, Medicare, and raising retirement age

Recently, the Gillum for Governor campaign released a new ad highlighting Ron DeSantis’ record of voting for Social Security and Medicare cuts and his votes to raise the retirement age to 70 — an attack on hardworking Floridians. ...

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Lyft Rider caught on tape harassing Black driver, calling him ‘Nigger’ for not playing music

     The driver remained calm throughout the 16-minute clip while he was the victim of racist insults and accused of being homophobic. ...

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NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Gov. Race

 “It’s a stain on our system of democracy when less than a month before an election which could produce the first African-American female governor in our nation’s history, we are seeing this type of voter suppression scheme attempted by a state official whose candidacy for the governorship produces an irremediable conflict of interest,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. ...

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First Lady R. Jai Gillum in Newest Ad: “He’ll be a governor who fights for the people”

Recently, the Gillum for Governor campaign released a new ad titled “One Thing” featuring First Lady R. Jai Gillum speaking on her husband’s record of standing up and fighting for the people of Florida. ...

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Dolphins win Thriller in Overtime

After losing two straight road games, the Dolphins needed to respond with a win and they did just that. It was a close game that came down to the wire with the Dolphins winning 31 to 28 in overtime. It was a roller coaster game going up and down from the start of the game to the finish; however, the Dolphins found a way to stay focused and get a win. ...

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