Articles by: Brianna Moye

The sign outside of Gainesville City Hall. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Ebyabe.

Gainesville Commission Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

April 18, 2018 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

On March 15, Gainesville joined a number of other Florida municipalities that have banned the practice of conversion therapy by licensed professionals. Like the city of Miami Beach and Palm Beach County, violators of the ordinance will be fined. Gainesville commissioners said that legal suits, such as the one filedRead More

Protesters in New York City respond to Trump’s plan to repeal DACA protections, September 9, 2017. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Rhododendrites.

Senate Fails to Reach Agreement on Immigration Deal

March 9, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

The Senate’s effort to reach an immigration deal ended in failure on February 15 as four immigration bills were put to a vote on the floor. None of them passed. This leaves no permanent fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the Trump administration said wouldRead More

University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs. (Official photo from the University of Florida.)

Labor Coalition Continues to Push University to Compensate OPS Employee

December 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

The quarrel over wage losses for OPS workers at the University of Florida continued last month with both sides meeting to discuss potential compensation. In September, OPS employees missed a week of work due to Hurricane Irma. Following the missed days, the University of Florida announced that it would notRead More

Rep. Frederica Wilson at a 2012 Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) briefing. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by HAWG.

Representative Wilson Returns to Washington After Death Threats

November 10, 2017 at 2:39 am 0 comments

On the evening of October 31, Representative Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and her famous rhinestone hats returned to Washington D.C. to vote for the first time in Congress since being forced to spend a week at home due to death threats.   The threats were in response to an argument withRead More

Disgraced former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein in 2015. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Thomas Hawk.

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Shakes up the Democratic Party

October 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Over 40 women have now accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment. Beginning with an October 5 article by The New York Times, allegations against Weinstein have been slow to stir a response in the Democratic Party. The Miramax co-founder has historically been known to hold closeRead More