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NAACP unites in demand to make Panama City polling sites acessible to hurricane victims


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Florida officials have rejected a formal request from voting rights advocates to make polling locations more accessible to African-American residents of Panama City, Florida, who were hard hit by Hurricane Michael.

Late last week, a coalition of voting rights advocates, led by the NAACP and its Florida State Conference and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, Bay County Supervisor of Elections, Mark Andersen, and other Florida officials urging that the Glenwood Community Center early voting site in Panama City remain open for voting on Election Day so that African-American residents of Panama City would not have to travel outside the city to vote.

The group also…

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Hurricane Oscar in Central Atlantic, Sending East Coast, Caribbean Surf


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As the fronts become commonplace and the cooler fall weather settles in, it’s easy to forget that the Atlantic Hurricane Season lasts until the end of November (cue Oscar’s entrance, stage left).

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Oscar…

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Trump, without any evidence, accuses Puerto Rico of abusing hurricane relief funds


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By Caribbean News Now contributor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US President Donald Trump, whose lies, according to Vanity Fair, “are becoming exponentially more brazen”, this week again directed some of his latest terminological inexactitudes towards the government of Puerto Rico.

On Tuesday, Trump accused the island territory’s leaders of using federal relief funds to pay off “other obligations,” without any evidence of this whatsoever or specifying what these “other obligations” might be.

“The people of Puerto Rico are wonderful but the inept politicians are trying to use the massive and ridiculously high amounts of hurricane/disaster funding to pay off other obligations,” he said via Twitter.

“The US will NOT bail out long…

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Hurricane Willa: Mexico issues warning over ‘extremely dangerous’ storm


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A satellite image shows Hurricane Willa off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Mexico has issued an alert for parts of its Pacific seaboard as it prepares for the “life-threatening” Hurricane Willa.

Willa is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s south-western coast on Tuesday and is “potentially catastrophic”, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

Currently a Category Four – out of five – storm, it threatens to bring torrential rains and major flooding.

Earlier this month areas of the US were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead.

Willa is expected to…

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South African man halts US bike tour to aid in hurricane relief efforts



People are coming from far and wide to assist with local hurricane relief efforts. That includes one South African man who got a unique perspective of …
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Battles Heavy Winds During Hurricane Michael — Watch



Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Battles Heavy Winds During Hurricane … Tams told the news outlet that the ship was at a standstill as they waited for …
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