State of Black America: Fear

State of Black America by Mariama Gregory “What is the state of Black America?” she asks me. At first I don’t have full sentences but what immediately comes to my mind is, tired, angry, awakening, frightened, confused, learning, inspired, moved, bold, strong. In my office, there is a youth group that… Continue Reading

Minority Business Financial Seminar

The Minority Business Financial Seminar was to provide an atmosphere in which minority business owners and returning citizens could come together and gain additional information on a wide array of financial topics ranging from business banking to clearing up credit in order to obtain a mortgage. Our goal was to provide useful information… Continue Reading

Legislative Update: Week of April 27th

Provided by Moné Holder, The New Florida Majority’s Legislative & Policy Director Elections/Voting Rights Online Voter Registration Late Monday, Senator Jeff Clemens’ (D-Palm Beach) SB 228 passed the Senate 34 to 3. The bill, which would require the creation of an online voter registration application, had been placed on the Senate’s special… Continue Reading

Legislative Updates: Week of April 20th

Provided by Moné Holder, The New Florida Majority’s Legislative & Policy Director Elections/Voting Rights On Wednesday, the Senate Ethics and Elections committee met to hear SB 1360 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Hillsborough). The bill originally required voter registration applications to contain the applicant’s address of legal residence, including an apartment, suite,… Continue Reading

Legislative Update: Week of April 6th

Provided by Moné Holder, The New Florida Majority’s Legislative & Policy Director SB 1442 by Senator Oscar Braynon II (D-parts of Miami-Dade and Broward) and HB 1139 by Representative Cynthia Stafford (D-Opa Locka) is legislation that outlines that voting is a fundamental right that should be enshrined into state law. This would require strict… Continue Reading