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Judge Joseph Hatchett remembered: ‘He never talked against people, but against policy’

Few thought Supreme Court Justice Joseph Hatchett had much of a chance at winning a statewide election in Florida, where no African American had...

Nothing but racism explains Black women’s higher rate of horrible birth stories

Tatyana Ali, who starred as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990 to 1996, entered Harvard the next year where she...

DeSantis and his confederates in FL’s GOP Legislature: They don’t care about bettering the...

Every year, I think the Florida Legislature can’t get any worse. Every year, I’m wrong. Let’s start with the hypocrisy. Republicans used to embrace local government,...

Big Sugar burns fields, bends DeSantis and FL Legislature to do its bidding

When my kids were younger and in Boy Scouts, I enjoyed going camping with them around the state. We’d splash in the springs, paddle...

Joseph Hatchett, FL’s first Black Supreme Court justice, dead at 88

My all-time favorite judge has died. He was only 88 years old. I had hoped he would live forever. Judge Joseph Woodrow Hatchett, a Clearwater...

Fear of rising Black power terrifies DeSantis, conservative Republicans

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running scared. So fearful is he and his collaborators of the rising power of primarily Black racial justice protesters, they...

Is FL facing another Summer of Slime? Thank Gov. DeSantis and do-nothing Legislature

Sometimes I wonder what it was like to be one of the early Spanish explorers of Florida, back when you could see it in...

Notes on the rise and fall of the Anglo-Saxon Caucus and its Florida fellow...

“America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” — America First Caucus...

For Florida Woman Shannon Estenoz, just appointed to U.S. Dept. of Interior job: Here’s...

NEWS ITEM: Biden administration nominates fifth-generation Key West native Shannon Estenoz as assistant interior secretary for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park...

Hiding Piney Point toxic waste underground may give us a taste of super-nasty water

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Piney Point, the old phosphate processing plant near Tampa Bay. Only a week earlier, Piney...

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