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Archive for Thursday, February 25, 2021

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Proposed Florida Legislation “The Offenses Against Members of the Press” Bill would give Journalists pre-existing Hate Crime Protections

https://wmfeimages.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/24165957/OrlandoWeekly022521.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSState Sen. Janet Cruz proposed legislation Tuesday that would make attacking or threatening a journalist in the state of Florida a hate crime. The Offenses Against Members of the Press bill would give journalists pre-existing hate crime protections and would escalate penalties when a crime is committed against a member of the media. Florida code defines a hate crime as a criminal act against a person that is an expression of hatred of the victim because of personal characteristics, like race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Kirk Franklin: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The gospel trailblazer and his powerhouse choir close out Tiny Desk's Black History Month celebration with a moving performance from his studio in Arlington, Texas.
Published in NPR News