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‘Queen of Salsa’ Celia Cruz Is the First Afro Latina to Appear on the US Quarter

"La Guarachera de Cuba" helped define the sound of the salsa music we know today, influencing everyone from Gloria Estefan to Ivy Queen and Camila Cabello. Twenty years after her passing, she remains an icon.

Florida - Legislature - Disney
DeSantis Could Soon Have Total Control Over the ‘Disney Government’

The proposal would largely leave the district and its abilities intact but change its name to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District and require the governor to appoint a five-member oversight board.

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Cuban-Puerto Rican Political Organizer Alex Berrios Wants to Lead and Transform the Florida Democratic Party

After seeing Florida Democrats lose every statewide election in November, the candidate for chairperson wants to get the party back to basics and reconnecting with working class people. 

Florida - Session - Disney
Florida Lawmakers Meet to Decide Fate of Disney and Legalize DeSantis’ Trafficking of Migrants

The session's focus is on social issues including sexual orientation, gender, and immigration as the Republican governor exploits national political fissures on his path to a potential 2024 presidential run.

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1 Million Floridians Could Lose Health Insurance This Year

While the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement established during the Covid-19 pandemic is scheduled to end, the Republican governor continues to refuse to sign on to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

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College Board Strips Topics From AP Black History Class After Criticism From DeSantis

The Black Lives Matter movement, Black feminist literary thought, Black queer studies, and slavery reparations are no longer subjects to be taught in Advanced Placement classes nationwide.

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Florida’s Proposed Voucher Plan Could Drain Public Schools of Nearly $4 Billion

The bill would implement a massive expansion of the state's voucher program at the expense of public education. Critics also point out that many of the schools accepting taxpayer-funded scholarships are religious, and some cite religious beliefs to ban LGBTQ students.