Who is James Weldon Johnson? Creator of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing', the poem known as the Black national anthem
Who is James Weldon Johnson? Creator of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing', the poem known as the Black national anthem

Johnson was an author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, and civil rights activist, known widely for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Florida Sheriff wants to deputize legal gun owners to defy violent protesters as 'lawlessness is unacceptable'
Florida Sheriff wants to deputize legal gun owners to defy violent protesters as 'lawlessness is unacceptable'

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, who is up for re-election, issued a 3-minute video addressing anti-police brutality protests across the country

Trump applauds elderly supporter yelling 'white power' at hecklers during parade in Florida retirement village
Trump applauds elderly supporter yelling 'white power' at hecklers during parade in Florida retirement village

One senior citizen protesting for Trump is seen at some point in the more than two-minute long video yelling 'White Power' as others around him chant 'Trump'.

Black people three times more likely to be killed than white people during contact with US police, finds study
Black people three times more likely to be killed than white people during contact with US police, finds study

Rates of police-related fatalities vary in the US and some metros have death rates 9 times than those of other cities

Trail of Tears: Truth behind Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act and the tragedy it inflicted on Native Americans
Trail of Tears: Truth behind Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act and the tragedy it inflicted on Native Americans

In 1830, Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act, forcing the relocations of thousands of Native Americans from their traditional lands, resulting in widespread death and disease

Andrew Jackson statue vandalized: Cops use banned pepper spray on protesters, angry Internet calls out DC Mayor
Andrew Jackson statue vandalized: Cops use banned pepper spray on protesters, angry Internet calls out DC Mayor

The protesters threw ropes around the Andrew Jackson statue and climbed on top to try and topple the bronze statue

UFC's Anthony Smith handed ref knocked-out tooth and refused to stop brutal bout that left him hospitalized
UFC's Anthony Smith handed ref knocked-out tooth and refused to stop brutal bout that left him hospitalized

Smith sustained so many injuries that he had to be rushed straight to the hospital after UFC Fight Night

#FloridaMorons trends as people swarm reopened Florida beaches, defy social distancing amid rising COVID-19 cases
#FloridaMorons trends as people swarm reopened Florida beaches, defy social distancing amid rising COVID-19 cases

State Governor Ron DeSantis, as well as Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, favored the reopening even as April 17 witnessed the highest jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day

Florida beach crowded within minutes of reopening as state records highest one day increase in Covid-19 cases
Florida beach crowded within minutes of reopening as state records highest one day increase in Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus cases in Florida rose by 1,421 on Friday, the highest one-day increase since the onset of the deadly pandemic

Many Amazon workers infected with coronavirus as expert warns cantagion can live on packages for up to 24 hours
Many Amazon workers infected with coronavirus as expert warns cantagion can live on packages for up to 24 hours

While it is unclear how many workers for the online retail giant have been infected, it is reported that employees at warehouses in New York, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and Oklahoma have tested positive for the virus

Porn website CamSoda offers free camgirl sessions to passengers quarantined on Diamond Princess
Porn website CamSoda offers free camgirl sessions to passengers quarantined on Diamond Princess

CamSoda is offering services to help passengers kill their boredom more effectively and they can now send a copy of their ticket to get 1000 free tokens

Stolen By My Mother: How Kamiyah Mobley was raised by her kidnapper for 18 years, before being hit by a grave lie
Stolen By My Mother: How Kamiyah Mobley was raised by her kidnapper for 18 years, before being hit by a grave lie

Kamiyah Mobley was kidnapped on the morning of July 10, 1998 — sparking a nationwide search that only ended a staggering 18 years later in January 2017. Lifetime's latest stars Niecy Nash (When They See Us, Claws), Rayven Ferrell (The Hate U Give) and Ta'Rhonda Jones (Empire)

Missing Jacksonville siblings, 5 and 6, found safe in broken down pumphouse, police say they likely wandered off
Missing Jacksonville siblings, 5 and 6, found safe in broken down pumphouse, police say they likely wandered off

Braxton and Bri'ya Williams were located in a broken down pumphouse after disappearing from their front yard in Florida.

Antonio Brown accuses NFL of 'targeted hate' against black players, blasts former teammate Ben Roethlisberger
Antonio Brown accuses NFL of 'targeted hate' against black players, blasts former teammate Ben Roethlisberger

The ex-Steeler slammed his former teammate after a Twitter user suggested that Roethlisberger was responsible for his success

Florida father, mother and teen son all diagnosed with cancer: 'We are set up for god to show up because it’s so over the top'
Florida father, mother and teen son all diagnosed with cancer: 'We are set up for god to show up because it’s so over the top'

The Desclefs family is fighting against an almost unthinkable situation and have set up a fundraising page to help raise donations that would cover their medical expenses.

'Hero' firefighter saves woman by performing CPR for 30 minutes after she suffered a cardiac arrest mid-flight
'Hero' firefighter saves woman by performing CPR for 30 minutes after she suffered a cardiac arrest mid-flight

A firefighter on a flight to Los Angeles performed lifesaving techniques for 30 minutes to revive a woman who had suffered sudden cardiac arrest and had no pulse.

UFO videos are REAL! US Navy finally confirms footage of UFOs taken by pilots after years of public speculation
UFO videos are REAL! US Navy finally confirms footage of UFOs taken by pilots after years of public speculation

The Navy also said that the videos of the mysterious aerial phenomena were not to be released to the public.

Professional surfer, 23, goes to bar after getting bit by shark to show off his injuries rather than to a hospital to get them treated
Professional surfer, 23, goes to bar after getting bit by shark to show off his injuries rather than to a hospital to get them treated

Frank O'Rourke was knocked off his board and attacked by a shark while surfing at Jacksonville Beach in Florida

Texas boy, 15, seen spitting into bottle of tea and putting it back on supermarket shelf arrested following outrage
Texas boy, 15, seen spitting into bottle of tea and putting it back on supermarket shelf arrested following outrage

The teen faces the charge of tampering with a consumer product, the latest in a fad-wave being reported across the US. In the past week, another teenager was held and let off for licking from an icecream tub

Florida mother arrested after video of daughter licking tongue depressor at clinic and then putting it back goes viral
Florida mother arrested after video of daughter licking tongue depressor at clinic and then putting it back goes viral

Cori Ward is facing a felony charge of tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury over the incident.

Miami Dolphins' Kendrick Norton, 22, has left arm amputated at scene of horrific car accident, in critical condition
Miami Dolphins' Kendrick Norton, 22, has left arm amputated at scene of horrific car accident, in critical condition

The 22-year-old defensive tackle is currently in a critical condition at a Miami-area trauma unit following the horrific car accident in south Florida on Thursday

North Carolina daycare worker who intentionally dropped 11-month-old baby on his head arrested and charged
North Carolina daycare worker who intentionally dropped 11-month-old baby on his head arrested and charged

23-year-old Bethan Pringle has been charged with felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury in connection to the case

Student who was suspended for posting photo with gun on Facebook sues college for 'violating her constitutional rights'
Student who was suspended for posting photo with gun on Facebook sues college for 'violating her constitutional rights'

The student had shared a picture of her and her fiance at a shooting range on Facebook and was suspended as a result

Mississippi campground manager fired after pulling gun on black couple enjoying picnic with dog
Mississippi campground manager fired after pulling gun on black couple enjoying picnic with dog

The incident was filmed by Jessica Richardson on her phone camera as she saw the woman in a yellow t-shirt approaching her and her husband with a gun

Infant girl dies after being left inside daycare van in blazing Florida heat for several hours, daycare owner arrested
Infant girl dies after being left inside daycare van in blazing Florida heat for several hours, daycare owner arrested

The child was inside the van from around 8 in the morning till the call came in around 1 pm with reports suggesting that temperatures in the area reached as high as 92 degrees

Florida man gets life in jail for murdering wife 26 years ago and burying her in backyard of son's childhood home
Florida man gets life in jail for murdering wife 26 years ago and burying her in backyard of son's childhood home

Michael Haim, now 52, murdered his then-23-year-old wife Bonnie Haim in 1993 and went unpunished for the next two decades before his son found her remains in 2014

Virginia Navy corpsman shoots two female colleagues before killing himself in double murder-suicide case
Virginia Navy corpsman shoots two female colleagues before killing himself in double murder-suicide case

19-year-old Shianne Soles of Veradale, Washington, and 23-year-old Meaghan Burns of Massachusetts were found fatally shot at a 7-Eleven in Portsmouth, Virginia, Saturday at about 11.30 pm.  

Florida man kills dementia-suffering wife of 47 years in 'mercy-killing' before turning gun on himself
Florida man kills dementia-suffering wife of 47 years in 'mercy-killing' before turning gun on himself

Amidst mounting medical bills and an expiring insurance, John Thombleson saw no other option but to kill his wife and himself

Man who found mother's remains in backyard 21 years after she went 'missing' takes stand in father's trial
Man who found mother's remains in backyard 21 years after she went 'missing' takes stand in father's trial

The trial of Michael Haim, who is facing charges of second-degree murder for the death of his wife Bonnie Haim, was underway this past week

Woman who abused 6-year-old boy and filmed it, allegedly on boyfriend's orders sentenced to 40 years imprisonment
Woman who abused 6-year-old boy and filmed it, allegedly on boyfriend's orders sentenced to 40 years imprisonment

The child pornographer, identified as Christine Alyce Slayman, pleaded guilty to producing at least 18 videos of either abusing the child or instructing him to engage in sexual acts

Toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself with unsecured gun at family friend's home
Toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself with unsecured gun at family friend's home

Shortly after the incident, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released a warning and urged residents to follow appropriate gun safety measures

Gay Navy sailor recreates iconic New York WWII kiss photo with his husband but faces homophobic backlash from viewers
Gay Navy sailor recreates iconic New York WWII kiss photo with his husband but faces homophobic backlash from viewers

Bryan Woodington was one of 300 sailors returning to their families right before Christmas and decided to recreate the iconic World War II kiss photo with his husband

Study reveals child abuse increases on Saturdays, a day after school report cards go out
Study reveals child abuse increases on Saturdays, a day after school report cards go out

Study took data of children under ages of 5 to 11, matching it with reports called in to Florida Department of Children and Families abuse hotline during academic year 2015-6

US Army veteran dies from gangrene infection on genitals after nursing home staff failed to care for him regularly
US Army veteran dies from gangrene infection on genitals after nursing home staff failed to care for him regularly

The 84-year-old York, a resident at the Consulate Health Care in Jacksonville, was rushed into surgery to remove dead tissue on his genitals, but he died a short time later

Junior Navy officer arrested and charged for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old deaf girl
Junior Navy officer arrested and charged for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old deaf girl

The officer solicited sex from a minor through online communications with an undercover detective -- whom he thought was a guardian of a 12-year-old deaf girl.

Navy chief killed in her own home, just two weeks after she filed for a protective order against man she claimed assaulted her
Navy chief killed in her own home, just two weeks after she filed for a protective order against man she claimed assaulted her

The authorities did not confirm initially who the person was who was found dead inside a home on Itani Way, near Cedar Point and New Berlin Road, around 12:13 a.m.

Remember Florida Man? Well, he's back and showing Hurricane Florence exactly who's boss
Remember Florida Man? Well, he's back and showing Hurricane Florence exactly who's boss

Hurricane Florence's raging winds and rainfall end up being the perfect stage for Florida Man Lane Pittman

Hurricane Florence knocks out power for more than 400,000 people in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence knocks out power for more than 400,000 people in North Carolina

The hurricane, as it reached toward the US east coast, has already left hundreds of thousands of residents without power, according to reports.

BREAKING: Nearly a dozen shot in San Bernardino apartment complex, injured 'extremely critical'
BREAKING: Nearly a dozen shot in San Bernardino apartment complex, injured 'extremely critical'

The police department spokesperson said that the shootout occurred at an apartment complex at 1277 E. Lynwood Drive on Sunday night.

Tributes pour in for two men killed in Jacksonville shooting after they are identified on social media
Tributes pour in for two men killed in Jacksonville shooting after they are identified on social media

22-year-old Elijah Clayton and 27-year-old Taylor Robertson were both killed when David Katz opened fire around at the GLHF Game Bar in the Jacksonville Landing shopping center

Everything we know about 24-year-old David Katz, Jacksonville mass shooting's suspect
Everything we know about 24-year-old David Katz, Jacksonville mass shooting's suspect

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams revealed during a press conference that the single suspect in the Jacksonville shooting has been identified as David Katz.

UPDATES: Florida shooter was "unidentified white male" who is dead; no more gunmen suspected
UPDATES: Florida shooter was "unidentified white male" who is dead; no more gunmen suspected

In a news conference, Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed there were multiple fatalities and injuries in the shooting

UPDATES: Florida shooting survivors left feeling "shocked and devastated"
UPDATES: Florida shooting survivors left feeling "shocked and devastated"

In disturbing footage apparently captured as part of a livestream on the video game streaming website Twitch, several gunshots could be heard in the background

Multiple fatalities in mass shooting at an online gaming tournament in Jacksonville Landing, Florida: Reports
Multiple fatalities in mass shooting at an online gaming tournament in Jacksonville Landing, Florida: Reports

The shooting reportedly broke out during the Madden NFL online gaming tournament. The Jax Sheriff's Office confirmed there were multiple fatalities and injuries.

Police union asks officers to boycott Miami Dolphins after players kneeled during anthem
Police union asks officers to boycott Miami Dolphins after players kneeled during anthem

The police association urged its members and other local police union members to not participate in the event and boycott the game altogether.

Florida police officer accused of handcuffing a black child for "dribbling a basketball"
Florida police officer accused of handcuffing a black child for "dribbling a basketball"

When the child's mother asked officers why her son was handcuffed, they replied, "He was being disrespectful"

SUMMER OF FEAR: Florida's Fernandina Beach reopens after rare double shark attack left visitors terrified of the water
SUMMER OF FEAR: Florida's Fernandina Beach reopens after rare double shark attack left visitors terrified of the water

Both the victims, who were attacks within minutes have sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are recovering in the hospital.

Florida mom and her two kids die after their car hits a 9-foot alligator on Southern Carolina highway
Florida mom and her two kids die after their car hits a 9-foot alligator on Southern Carolina highway

The woman's husband, Josh Stanley, was not in the city when the incident occurred and had reportedly gone to Pennsylvania for work

Father enraged after reading sexually explicit question in daughter's homework assignment
Father enraged after reading sexually explicit question in daughter's homework assignment

Omar Austin couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter's homework assignment this week.

Meet Hilton, the world's most famous Great White shark...and he's just been spotted off the Florida coast
Meet Hilton, the world's most famous Great White shark...and he's just been spotted off the Florida coast

Hilton the shark is believed to be about 12 and a half feet long and is around 10 years old in the mature stage of life.

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