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NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee, on Monday said he will seek to become House minority leader from 2022 to 2024. The House Democratic caucus will choose a successor to co-leaders Bobby DuBose, D Fort Lauderdale, and Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach. DuBose has announced he will run in a special election to […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A U.S. House seat left vacant because of the death of Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings likely will not be filled until early next year. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that qualifying for a special election in Southeast Florida’s Congressional District 20 will be held in September, with a primary election on […]

If you ever begin to doubt that elections matter, think about Black farmers. The new COVID relief law takes significant steps to address decades of shameful discrimination against Black farmers by the federal government. And that would not have happened without voters putting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House and giving Democrats […]

BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON ASSOCIATED PRESS State Sen. Randolph Bracy released a campaign-style video Tuesday strongly hinting that he’ll consider seeking the Democratic nomination to face Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis next year. In the video, Bracy discusses problems facing the state because of the coronavirus pandemic. He said the state needs to change course and needs […]

Donald Trump’s defenders are shameless. And that makes them dangerous. It has only been a month since a mob enraged by Trump’s lies about the election being stolen attacked the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s victory. The terrorists killed one police officer and injured more than 100, leaving some with head […]

BY RYAN DAILEY NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May and the ensuing summer of nationwide protests, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus is pushing a slew of bills for the 2021 legislative session that members say “promote fair and just” police reforms. Among […]

Greene represents the 14th Congressional District, a lily White, extremely conservative enclave in northwest Georgia, a stone’s throw from the Tennessee border. The district of just under 700,000 people is 85% white, 10% Latino and 9.8% Black. The percentages don’t add up because some people reported more than one race on the U.S. census. Rep. […]