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January 11, 2024

Dollar General, site of race-motivated mass shooting, will reopen Friday

On Friday, the same morning when Jacksonville leaders will celebrate unity with their Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Downtown, the Dollar General store that was the site of a hate-motivated mass shooting last summer will quietly reopen two miles up the road in Grand Park. The store has been closed for the 139 days since a white Clay County man

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December 5, 2023

Families in Dollar General massacre sue retailer and shooter’s parents

Dollar General failed to provide adequate security to protect the public and customers in Jacksonville, the suit alleges.

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December 1, 2023

Law enforcement renews push against hate crimes

The FBI Jacksonville and other agencies are encouraging the public to report hate crimes, which are increasing in Florida and nationwide.

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September 27, 2023

OPINION | Living with the past

Throwing money at a problem is easy. What is not is remaining committed to creating equitable communities for all people months or years after tragedy has happened.

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September 25, 2023

Conference brings Black resistance to Jacksonville

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History read from the works of Black authors whose writings are restricted in Florida schools.

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September 13, 2023

OPINION | This American life

Though it it comes as an affront to the immoral imbalance of white supremacy, disenfranchisement and early death be damned.

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August 30, 2023

Relief fund activated to help community heal after racist mass shooting 

A relief fund that’s helped Jacksonville recover from past hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic has been reactivated in response to Saturday’s racial violence on Kings Road that left three people dead. 

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August 28, 2023

OPINION | This hate is ours to hold 

I didn’t want to write this, but here I am using my words to process a pain that runs too deep in my bones, my bloodline, for me to ignore.

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