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Billionaire blasts Donald Trump ‘dreamer’ decision

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A prominent Republican fund-raiser turned critic of President Donald Trump said Thursday it would be a huge economic mistake not to let young undocumented immigrants, called “Dreamers,” remain in the United States.

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Hillary Clinton airing radio ads in Florida focused on HBCUs

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The push to register millennials to vote is hitting the airwaves. Hillary Clinton released a new radio ad Tuesday as part of an effort to mobilize millennial voters. According to the Clinton campaign, the 60-second spot is meant to highlight the importance of the millennial vote and Clinton’s plan to invest in Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The ad features Terrence J, a TV personality and actor. The North Carolina native attended North Carolina A&T, a historically black university…

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Welcome, home. Miami swamps FAMU behind Mark Richt

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It won’t always be this easy. It won’t always be this lopsided. But for one night, Mark Richt was home, and the domination was back. For a University of Miami fan, that’s all the analysis that anyone needs. Oh, it was only against FAMU, and the hard times might not be over. But Miami scored 70 in a 70-3 win over the Rattlers. The Hurricanes scored 10 times on their first 12 possessions. Miami did not score in the fourth…

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Florida A&M president could be forced out by next year

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Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum, who was hired to steer the school after the fallout of the death of a school marching band member, may soon be out of job. Trustees at the university on Friday refused to vote on whether to extend Mangum’s current three-year contract, a decision that means she must leave by April 2017. Mangum’s two years at FAMU have been turbulent and marred by power struggles with trustees as the former Cornell University official grappled…

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Today on Context Florida: #BlackLivesMatter, FAMU coup and dangerous polling

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Today on Context Florida: Julie Delegal writes that some whites’ approach to the movement presumes a zero-sum game: If one group is “awarded” national attention on any issue, the reasoning goes, then other groups by contrast, necessarily must lose something. But #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t mean that only black lives matter. It means, rather, that we can no longer pretend that institutions in our country, like our criminal justice system, are race-neutral. It means that we can’t turn a blind eye to disparate treatment…

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After narrow vote FAMU board chairman resigns his post

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Saying that his current relationship with Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is “broken and irreparable,” the chairman of the university board stepped down from his post on Friday. Rufus Montgomery, an alumnus and a successful lobbyist in Georgia, notified other university trustees of his decision in a brief statement. Montgomery will remain on the board. His decision to give up his position as chairman comes a day after trustees held a chaotic emergency meeting and almost voted to fire…

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USF swamps outgunned FAMU; FSU up next

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As the new head coach at Florida A&M University, Alex Wood knew going in that he would have a tough job. Inheriting a squad that went 3-9 the past two seasons indicates there is nowhere to go but up. Halfway into his first game his team had a grand total of one first down against the University of South Florida Bulls. FAMU was down only 16-0 at half, but it went downhill from there with USF rolling to a 51-3…

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