Hartley Sawyer will not be returning to The Flash as Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man, fired from the CW series over “derogatory remarks that target any race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.” Sawyer apologized for these Tweets which sparked outrage. In 2012 Sawyer wrote “The only thing keeping me from doing mildlyContinue Reading

Congressional Democrats wore a traditional African cloth to announce Monday proposed legislation to reform police procedures, but were met with cultural appropriation accusations, targeting their publicity stunt. The Democrats wore Kente cloth stoles handed out by the Congressional Black Caucus and knelt on the floor of the U.S. Capitol VisitorsContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the filing of a criminal complaint charging Ivan Jacob Zecher (27, Jacksonville) with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm. If convicted, Zecher faces up to 10 years in federal prison on each count. “The cooperationContinue Reading

President Donald Trump invoked George Floyd’s name and praised peaceful protests during a Friday bill signing ceremony touting the latest jobs report. “We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. (It’s) a greatContinue Reading

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King unloaded an uncomfortable reality as George Floyd protests and rallies call for people to vote: Democrats control all the major cities where black people are experiencing the most police brutality and systemic racism. King tweeted Friday that telling black Americans to change things, police brutalityContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Republican Party Chair Jim Waurishuk has used inflammatory language to speak out against George Floyd protesters, claiming they are “violent hard core radical political left extremists” warning Trump supporters, conservatives that they ‘will be murdered.” Waurishuk shared an article about former PresidentBarack Obama’s statements on the protests calling them “aContinue Reading

A UCF professor is being denounced by the university and investigate for tweeting a racially charged statement, which included that “black privilege is real” and “shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.” Charles Negy, an associate professor in theContinue Reading

The Orlando Police Department arrested a man, Kelvin Williams III, Thursday, for inciting riots and looting of Orlando Premium Outlets on social media. Williams, 20, was identified as a potential gang member and awareness rose as May 31 as OPD’s Gang Unit had been monitoring social media for “intelligence, specificallyContinue Reading

LinkedIn’s CEO Ryan Roslansky  apologized to staff after anonymous employees made “appalling comments” about racism and diversity during a company wide meeting. “We are not and will not be a company or platform where racism or hateful speech is allowed,” Roslansky wrote in an email to staff that was alsoContinue Reading

New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones drew backlash on Tuesday when she claimed that the destruction of property “is not violence.” During an interview with CBSN, Hannah-Jones was asked how the rioting and looting from the George Floyd protests should be “interpreted.” “I think we need to be very carefulContinue Reading

As some protests and rallies erupt into riots and lootings over the last few days, Orange County Sheriff’s Office shows Sheriff John Mina and Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon made headlines by kneeling and praying with protesters. According to WOFL, Rolon urged protesters to do their part “to make sureContinue Reading

Last week it was reported that a Citrus County School District Middle School teacher was was running the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic”. The podcast was run by Crystal River Middle School social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich, who ran the show under the pseudonym, “Tiana Dalichov”. School district officials, upon learning of the report, removed VolitichContinue Reading