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Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri spoke at a press conference Tuesday to update the public about a recent controversial "stand your ground" case.

The news conference was supposed to include representatives from The Upper Pinellas County Ministerial Alliance and NAACP Clearwater, but they called before the event saying they would not attend. Gualtieri addressed the media alone.

The NAACP issued a travel advisory Tuesday night that warned black travelers against flying on American Airlines, citing multiple instances of alleged racial discrimination.

In a written statement, the civil rights organization said it “has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.”

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The president of a Southwest Florida NAACP chapter says a white supremacist rally in Virginia has prompted him to resume efforts to remove Confederate monuments.

James Muwakkil leads the NAACP chapter in Lee County, which is named for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The chapter's 2015 efforts to change Lee's portrait in county commission chambers were unsuccessful.

The Manatee County branch of the NAACP is accusing the Bradenton Police Department of racial discrimination. The civil rights organization is referencing public records it recently requested from the department.

Remains Of Dozier Victims Could Go To Tallahassee

Aug 22, 2016
University of South Florida researchers in 2013 unearthed graves at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. Now, crews may have found more graves.
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The remains of dozens of boys who were victims of beatings and abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys should be reinterred in Tallahassee, the city where lawmakers and governors were responsible for the now-closed reform school, a state task force decided Friday.

A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday.

Florida civil rights activists are planning a statewide campaign to rid government buildings of Confederate symbols. NAACP Tallahassee branch president Dale Landry says organizers have been monitoring clashes over displaying the Civil War banner in the Panhandle and rural parts of the state.

Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP

The Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP will host a community-wide meeting on Thursday evening to discuss possible measures to undertake in order to prevent the chaos that ensued at the Florida State Fair from happening again.