NewFM Voices

Guest Blog: Jax Shootings Not an Excuse for Increased Police State

Jax resident David Schneider writes that while he's hurting today for his city, more police won't neccessarily make neighborhoods safer.

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Guest Blog: Black mamas deserve support before, during and after pregnancy

In Florida, and across the South, young parents give birth against great odds. Many pregnant people—particularly young Black mamas—are policed and shamed for their choices to have children.

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Beyond the March: A Youth-Led Town Hall on Gun Violence

The conversation began with a panel of 6 youth, all of which were asked one simple question: “when was the last time you felt safe?” Most of the youth said never.

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Guest Blog: “Should I fight for his life?”

Research shows that toxic stress from racism, discrimination, poverty and oppression takes a toll on our mental and physical health--and it's causing a major crisis in maternal health.

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Leaders Find a Deeper Appreciation for History & the Struggle in In Memphis

NewFM leaders joined thousands in Memphis for a series of events, speakers and performances commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Reflections on the Road to Memphis

Before arriving in Memphis for rallies and marches commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., NewFM members stopped by two historic civil rights sites in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Submit Your Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the MLK Jr. Assassination

50 years later, the pain of Dr. King's death is still raw in the minds of many. So is the wonder of his achievements. Share your reflections on this date, and we'll publish them on our site and social media.

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NewFM Kicks off ‘Movement Mondays’ Social Gatherings

New Florida Majority's Movement Monday social gathering hopes to provide a well-needed space for relaxation and fun, especially among those who work in social justice organizations and other service-oriented non-profits.

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Support the Local Groups that Helped Turnout Voters in Alabama

A whopping 40% voter turnout rate helped contibute to Doug Jones's victory. Here's how to support the groups that made that turnout happen.

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Why Give Miami Day is So Important

Participation in Give Miami Day is a direct reflection of who we are and what we should be about. It sends a timely message to private and public sector funding sources about the kind of city and state that people want to see created and supported.

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