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John Lewis Visits UF, Speaks On Black Lives Matter

Congressman John Lewis, the only living member of the "Big 6" from the Civil Rights Movement, came to UF to talk about his work. Students and community members in attendance asked him questions about his life and his opinion on the new Black Lives Matter social media movement. Lewis encouraged the audience to continue fighting for equality.

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Who Are The Dream Defenders?

The Dream Defenders, including UF's Woodjerry Louis (above), have made headlines often since Trayvon Martin's 2012 shooting death and George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal, but it's sometimes a faceless, nameless organization — until now.

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Profile: Donald Shepherd Sr.

Several candidates for mayor, such as incumbent Craig Lowe and former city commissioner Ed Braddy already have thousands of dollars in campaign support and years of experience in the political spectrum. Donald Shepherd Sr., though, is foraging ahead alone without much cash and merely a dogged presence.

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UF gays find acceptance in Greek community

October is LGBT History Month, and as the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community takes a look back at the significant moments that have shaped its culture, members of the community also look to the future as society continues to make significant strides toward equality.

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