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Poor Fort Lauderdale neighborhood pays millions for city streetcar line that won’t reach it

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Joseph A. Mann Jr.
FloridaBulldog.org
What does sewage in the streets around western Sistrunk Blvd. (NW 6th Street) in Fort Lauderdale have to do with the $195- million Wave Streetcar line being developed for the city? Plenty, according to Marie “Ms. Peaches” Huntley, neighborhood resident, activist, businesswoman and candidate for commissioner in District 3 of Fort Lauderdale, as well as other critics.
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Report says Florida’s voting ban disenfranchise 1.6 million

Monday, December 26th, 2016
A new report says no state disenfranchises more of its citizens than Florida, due to its voting ban for people with past felony convictions.
The report released last week by the Brennan Center for Justice says 1.6 million people have lost their right to vote in Florida.
The report also says one-fifth of African-American adults in Florida have lost their right to vote.
Floridians with felonies on their record can only get their voting rights restored, after waiting five to seven years, by submitting an application to the governor’s office.
The governor and Cabinet then decide whether to approve the application on a

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump use whatever they’ve got in the final push

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Knock on every door. Marshal every volunteer. Lob every attack.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are opening the final weekend of a marathon campaign by pulling out every tool they have to get their supporters to vote. Polls show critical battleground states may still be up for grabs ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Clinton and her allies rushed to shore up support among African-Americans, acknowledging signs of weaker-than-expected turnout in early vote data. That has raised a red flag about diminished enthusiasm that could spell trouble for Democrats up and down the ballot.
The Democrat was due to campaign in Pennsylvania and Michigan

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SEIU Florida launches half a million dollar campaign in ads targeting young minority voters

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
A new push by SEIU Florida aims to get African American and Hispanic voters out to the polls through a $510,000 investment on radio and digital ads.
The campaign is a coordinated effort through PICO National Network, Faith in Florida, FLIC Votes, Organize Now and New Florida Majority.
Ads geared towards African American voters revolve around the Souls to the Polls campaign on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, and towards voter protection. One ad promises that “tens of thousands” of voters will march to the polls for the Souls to the Polls campaign, saying a vote is not an individual thing, but a “church thing.”

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Yolanda Hood: I don’t control a lot of things – but I can control what I read

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
I found myself facing some epic declarations and accusations recently:
“How do you even have the job that you have?”
“And you have a Ph.D. in English! How? How did that happen?”
“Should you even be a librarian?”
I laughed in the face of everyone’s reactions to my seeming disgrace. I like to laugh.
I had confessed to multiple friends and colleagues that I had never read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and likely would never read it. I also acknowledged that the chances of my reading Go Set a Watchman, touted as the recently released sequel, are slim to none as well.

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Martin Dyckman: Find the real Jeb Bush in his unguarded gaffes

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
To appreciate one reason why Donald Trump is thumping Jeb! in the polls, substitute a question mark for the exclamation point.
Jeb? isn’t doing so well at persuading people that what they think they heard isn’t what he meant to say.
It doesn’t take a degree in psychology to know that someone’s first, unguarded remark reveals much more about him than any effort to explain it.
The latest example is his vacillating position on his brother’s war in Iraq.
Early in the campaign he was asked unmistakably that if we knew then what we know now — that Saddam Hussein had no weapons

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