Of Florida's approximately 88,000 inmates, about 23,500 are over 50, classified as elderly. That's 27% of the system. The Southern Poverty Law Center says health care costs are driving the overall cost of caring for prisoners from $51.65 a day in 2014 to $62.16 in 2019. For inmates with medical needs, care is hard to come by.
Florida lawmakers approved a controversial elections bill that adds restrictions to the voting process and Governor Ron DeSantis said he intends to sign it into law.
Florida Republicans moved to ban transgender girls and women from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, sending the proposal to Gov. Ron DeSantis and escalating a national culture war over transgender rights.
The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing in Louisville, Kentucky after the 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home.
Days after Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida's anti-riot bill into law, which stiffens penalties for those who participate in violent protests and riots, Black Lives Matter: Tampa plans to be out, peacefully marching in the streets.
The meeting was previously scheduled, but its timing was not lost on attendees.
The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday aimed at helping to close the pay gap between men and women in the workplace and increasing employer accountability.
An attorney for the Toledo family spoke out following the release of video footage and materials connected to the fatal Chicago police shooting of Adam Toledo.
The bill, commonly referred to as H.R. 40, was first introduced by former Michigan Congressman John Conyers back in 1989. It's been introduced into the House every year since then.
When celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, little fuss will be made about the Black men who played major-league ball long before Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.
Officials in Virginia say a police officer accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop of a Black Army officer has been fired hours after the state's governor called for an independent investigation into the incident.
While the Greyhound Track and Raymond James Stadium are popular sites for the COVID-19 vaccine, they're not easily accessible for everyone.
Civil rights groups say Georgia's new voting law "is driven by blatant racism, represents politics at its very worst, and is clearly illegal,”
Sesame Street introduced two Black Muppets this week as part of its initiative to teach children "The ABC's of Racial Literacy."
Evanston, Illinois, on Monday became the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.
University of South Florida Bulls men's basketball assistant coach Tom Herrion has been placed on administrative leave after what the school calls "troubling concerns" regarding an alleged racist comment.
Relying on federal coronavirus relief funds for schools, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing to spend $106 million to bolster civics education, including offering bonuses to teachers who complete training.
Just getting into a top-flight school like MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a great accomplishment, but Danielle Geathers, granddaughter of Lemuel Geathers, took that a step further by becoming the first Black woman president of the student body
A Tampa Police Department officer who was assigned as a school resource officer at Middleton High School has been fired after his body-worn camera recorded him referring to people using racial slurs.
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would penalize department stores for separating children’s toys, clothing and other items by gender.