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• The Orange County Board of County Commissioners has already approved an additional more than $100,000 dollar grant for the partnership. A total of $217,000 dollars will go toward this project. Read More »
• Florida Governor Ron DeSantis first proposed a bill to crack down on violent protests last September. Last Wednesday, with extraordinary timing, the Florida House and Senate released their latest version of the bill as supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. DeSantis says the legislation would protect Florida from similar mob revolts. But the truth is that his proposal was born in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. And Florida’s Democratic lawmakers say it’s designed to silence Black and Brown people. Senator Perry Thurston calls it “overkill.” As Thurston points out, this bill treads on free speech rights for “every group that the governor or the government disagrees with,” no matter what banner they fly. … Read More »
• 60 years ago, Joyce Cummings Cusack took part in lunch counter protests against segregation in DeLand. The former state legislator joins Intersection to talk about her involvement in the civil rights movement and political activism today. Read More »
• This year a new generation of protesters have taken to the streets to demand change– and an end to police brutality. Dr. Eric Smaw, associate professor of philosophy at Rollins College and Pastor Roderick Zak of Rejoice in the Lord ministries join Intersection to discuss why these protests are different, and what systemic changes are needed. Read More »
• More than a dozen demonstrators have been released from jail in Florida’s capital city after being arrested during a protest over the exoneration of police by a grand jury in the deaths of three Black suspects in separate incidents earlier this year. Read More »
• A grand jury in Florida has declined to issue indictments against Tallahassee police officers involved in the shooting deaths of three people in separate incidents that helped ignite Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the state’s capital city. Read More »