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Public News Service - FL: Civil Rights

Civil rights advocates are calling on local and state officials to clarify restroom policies for transgender students in Florida. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Trump administration says it’s handing over responsibility to states to decide how to handle restroom access for transgender students, and Florida activists are wasting no time in sending a message to state and local officials. Lakey Love is one of the organizer

Immigrants' advocates call building a border wall with Mexico anything but great. (kconnors/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Donald Trump's campaign promise to take dramatic action on immigration has become a reality, and those who work with Florida's immigrant community say the actions carry a high moral and economic cost. On Wednesday, President Trump signed orders to begin the construction p

Florida's harsh voting ban for past felony convictions keeps 1.6 million people from casting their votes. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Although the era of Jim Crow laws is history, an estimated 21 percent of Florida's voting-age African-American males are not able to vote, according to a new report. The report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University found the state's lifetime ban on vo

Critics of the Black Lives Matter movement are increasingly responding with

TAMPA, Fla. – It's become a common conversation: One person says, "Black lives matter," and another responds, "No, all lives matter." But one Florida activist says that's missing the point. Char Singleton, an organizer with the community group Tampa for Justice, says many people misinterpr

Advocates want more protections for the more than 100,000 domestic workers in Florida. (pedrojperez/morguefile)

Miami - There are close to 100,000 domestic workers in south Florida alone, and a new effort aims to educate them about the potential risks of their jobs and to encourage them to fight for their rights. A domestic worker is someone who works in another person's home on more than a part-time basis an

Broward County commissioners soon will decide whether to eliminate criminal history questions on job applications. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The difficult task of finding a job is all the more challenging for those who have interacted with the criminal-justice system, which is why people in one Florida community hope to "Ban the Box" on job applications. "The box" is what applicants check if they've been arrested

Florida activists want to restore voting rights to many of the people who have served prison time. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

ORLANDO, Fla. - More than one in 10 Floridians and nearly a quarter of African-Americans in Florida will be shut out of the polls in November because of past mistakes - but civil rights activists say they hope to change that. U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation in the House -

Florida executed two death row inmates in 2015, as the number of executions nationally dropped to a 25 year low. (larryfarr/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There are signs capital punishment may be dying out in Florida, as only a handful of new death sentences were handed down this year. In 1991, Florida returned a record 45 death sentences, but less than a quarter century later, the number is down to nine. Mark Elliott, e

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