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The City of Gainesville’s Equal Opportunity Committee met last Tuesday to continue to discuss a report card that indicated minorities are underrepresented in the city government.
The Alachua County NAACP and Archer residents are calling for the removal of John Mayberry, an assistant city manager, because of his Facebook activity, which some consider racist and offensive.
Residents of the Holly Hills neighborhood face a lack of clean water due to sewage backups. A broken water main and recent rains have delayed the city efforts to fix the sewage lines.
The Rev. Thomas A. Wright passed away on Dec. 9. He was the former president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, and is remembered by family and friends for his life and service during the civil rights movement.
The Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning saggy pants on city property. The controversial ordinance met with criticism from the NAACP.
Florida NAACP leader Torey Alston, the chair of economic development, hopes President Obama’s leadership will improve home ownership and unemployment prospects for African Americans and Latinos.
The Dream Defenders have taken the issue of Florida’s “stand your ground” law to the United Nations with an 8-page shadow report summarizing why the law violates the United States’ civil rights obligations.
WUFT News rounded up local and national coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from the past week.
Rain didn’t stop more than 100 protesters from showing up at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville to march against the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict.
The sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning commemorated MLK’s life and the causes he believed in. Two local residents were also awarded for their contributions to the Gainesville community.