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Florida City Highlights Conflicts over Local Gerrymandering

BY AYANNA ALEXANDER, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Not far from the postcard images of Jacksonville -- the white sand beaches, the riverfront fountain,...

Amina Luqman-Dawson’s “Freewater’ wins John Newbery Medal

By The Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) — Amina Luqman-Dawson's “Freewater,” a middle-grade novel about a secret community of formerly enslaved people, has won the...

Psst, College Board: We See You Not Defending AP African American Studies

By Nicole Tucker-Smith, Word in Black  The Florida Department of Education’s recent decision to reject the AP African American studies course is deliberately divisive. Gov. Ron DeSantis, a...

Australia Day Focuses on Black Recognition in Constitution

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians marked the 235th anniversary of British colonization Thursday with a public holiday that evokes anger at Indigenous...

Florida’s Rejection of Black History Course Stirs Debate

By TERRY SPENCER and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated Monday the state's rejection of a proposed...