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Proposal calls for slavery memorial at Capitol

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After the idea died in the Senate during the 2017 legislative session, a House Democrat is renewing a proposal to establish a Florida slavery memorial at the state Capitol.

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Founding generation, not just fathers, focus of new museum

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Alongside a display of the Declaration of Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution, a separate tableau tells the story of Mumbet, an enslaved black woman in Massachusetts who, upon hearing the document read aloud, announced that its proclamation that “all men are created equal” should also include her. In response, her master hit her with a frying pan. Mumbet sued him, won her freedom in court, changed her name to Elizabeth Freeman and became a nurse. Her case…

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Pinellas’ human trafficking ordinance takes effect this week

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A new human trafficking ordinance aimed at increasing awareness and reducing victimization takes effect in Pinellas County Tuesday. Pinellas County Commission approved an ordinance expanding state law requiring informative signage earlier this year. Florida passed a law in 2015 that required human trafficking signage including the human trafficking hotline and text line at all transportation hubs and buildings statewide. The idea was to target individuals who may know how to spot human trafficking and potential victims and provide useful information…

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Maurice Ferre attacks Kendrick Meek over Charles Rangel – but does he have to use the word ‘lash’ when criticizing an African-American candidate?

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The Buzz is reporting that: Underdog U.S. Senate candidate Maurice Ferre is calling on Democrat Kendrick Meek to return the $5,000 his campaign received from Charles Rangel and $1,500 from accused financial scammer Alan Stanford: “Meek and the political establishment, both Republican and Democratic, have responded to an outraged electorate by scurrying to raise more money from any source possible, regardless of character,” said Ferre. “They are seriously out of touch with America’s anger at politics as usual….Kendrick Meek must…

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Maurice Ferre attacks Kendrick Meek over Charles Rangel – but does he have to use the word ‘lash’ when criticizing an African-American candidate?

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The Buzz is reporting that: Underdog U.S. Senate candidate Maurice Ferre is calling on Democrat Kendrick Meek to return the $5,000 his campaign received from Charles Rangel and $1,500 from accused financial scammer Alan Stanford: “Meek and the political establishment, both Republican and Democratic, have responded to an outraged electorate by scurrying to raise more money from any source possible, regardless of character,” said Ferre. “They are seriously out of touch with America’s anger at politics as usual….Kendrick Meek must…

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