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Baby Snatched From Florida Hospital Found — 18 Years Later!

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.13.2017 | Crime

A woman who was taken as a baby from hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 has been found safe, Florida authorities said on Friday. Kamiyah Moble...

High Schoolers Protest To Make Black History A Full-Year Course

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.13.2017 | Black Voices

Students at a Jacksonville, Florida high school protested on Monday demanding that their African American history course be taught year-round. Police ...

Woman Claims She's Paying College Bills With Positive Pregnancy Tests

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.19.2016 | Crime

A pregnant woman in Florida claims she’s making money doing something she has to do anyway ― go to the bathroom. The unidentified woman recently p...

These 4th Graders Wrote A Super Catchy Song To Help Them Learn Long Division

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.16.2016 | Parents

”Math” and “fun” rarely end up in the same sentence for kids. But this fourth grade class is proving that doesn’t have to be the case. Flori...

Big Shark Crushes Fisherman's Dream Of Catching Little Shark

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.12.2016 | Weird News

Reeling in a fish is a lot tougher than it sounds. The line could snap, you might lose your grip on the pole and you have to worry about the competiti...

Every Time You Say "All Lives Matter" You Are Being an Accidental Racist

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

You can totally stop being an ignorant racist right now. This instant. You don't even have to lift a finger. All you have to do is learn. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it is never a bad thing to learn.

Special Ed Teacher Compliments Every Single Student Each Day, Gets A+ In Our Book

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News

Children learn to love or hate at an early age.I think it's time we actively work towards teaching love and acceptance.Posted by Special Books by Spec...

O, Pioneer! 5 Secretly Cool Cities Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor

David Landsel | Posted 10.02.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

Are you one of those people that goes around saying things like "I've been hearing good things about Portland! Sounds like a place I'd like to live!" or, better still, "So, like, my game plan is to move to Austin within the next five years and be a musician?"

How One Mom Taught Her 7-Year-Old Daughter To Accept Her Natural Beauty

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices

When 7-year-old Natalie McGriff struggled to embrace her natural black beauty, her mom was the first one to encourage her to love her hair and her bea...

These Are the Absolute Cheapest Flights in the U.S.

Hopper.com | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

There's nothing worse for the budding traveler than when the wanderlust takes hold and the bank balance doesn't agree. Well, don't worry, because all is not lost! At least, not with Hopper at hand to set would-­be travelers straight.

Police Search Florida Landfill For Clues In Young Woman's Disappearance

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.05.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Florida are at a Duval County landfill Wednesday, searching for clues in the disappearance of Brittany Foote. The 22-year-old woman is ...

Community as Coauthor: Writing a New Narrative for Education in Jacksonville

Willa Seldon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Willa Seldon

What will it take to turn around a city's underperforming public schools in just five years? It's a bold question a group of Jacksonville philanthropic funders set out to tackle in 2012.

Black GOP Candidate In Florida Faces Horrific Racism

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith, who is running in the Florida GOP primary to take on Rep. Corrine Brown (D) in November, recently experienced a very dis...

Florida's One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Sparks a Fire

Melissa Ross | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Melissa Ross

For a city that has struggled to get anything at all truly going downtown, it was an exhilarating sight to see.

Woman TORCHES Car After Man Refuses To Buy Her McFlurry

Posted 03.19.2014 | Weird News

I scream, you scream, we all set cars on fire for ice cream! Witnesses say a Florida woman gave a man's car the ol' gasoline-plus-fire-combo after ...

The Promise of Affordable Health Care for Floridians

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

March 31 is just around the corner and Planned Parenthood staff and volunteers are working double time to ensure our patients and the communities we serve have information about new, more affordable health insurance plans available to them thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Faulty Florida So Listen Up Young Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I remain baffled by the stand your ground law in Florida. Maybe someone can explain it in simple terms to me, because it appears what the state needs is a mind your business law.

Police Say Man Admits Shooting Estranged Wife Inside Florida Applebee's

David Lohr | Posted 12.31.2013 | Crime

An apparent domestic dispute inside a Florida Applebee's turned deadly Sunday night, leaving a woman dead after her estranged husband allegedly shot h...

Biannela Susana: A Second Chance

Melissa Ross | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime
Melissa Ross

She was called "the worst mother in the world." Twenty-five-year-old Biannela Susana, a widowed Latina mother of four, whose oldest son, Cristian Fer...

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

An Open Letter To Tim Tebow

Emily Timbol | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

I'm doing what little I can to try and reverse the bad information and theology that leads Christians to think you can "pray the gay away," or use the Bible to justify treating gay people like second class citizens. But you Tim, you could do so much.

Huge Great White Shark Tagged, Tracked

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

They make quite the fearsome threesome, Mary Lee, Genie and now Lydia, the third massive great white shark tagged and tracked recently by Ocearch scie...

Chicago Isn't the Only City With a Gun Violence Problem: The Stories of the 904

Melissa Ross | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime
Melissa Ross

It's a paradox that can be difficult for many to understand. Nationally, crime rates are down, but high-crime pockets are still present in so many American cities.

Real 'Jaws' Reaches The Hamptons

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

Mary Lee gets around. Last month, the great white shark entered the surf zone in Jacksonville, Fla., causing a stir. Now, the 16-foot, nearly 3,50...

RIP Jordan Davis: Friends Of Slain Teen Remember Him In Photos

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler and Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.30.2012 | Black Voices

One week after black teenager Jordan Davis was shot and killed in comparable circumstances to Trayvon Martin, his friends and family are working throu...