The Importance of the Roots

“If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated” - Carter G Woodson. Black History Month creates a time to marvel at the journey of encaptured slaves, who were

An Update on 2023 Special Session B

Last Friday, the Speaker of the House, Paul Renner, called a Special Session for the week of February 6, 2023. This Special Session deals with seven bills in an expedited manner that will affect the rights of millions of Floridians. SB 2, SB 4, and SB 6-B stood out to

The Importance of Youth Engagement in Politics

By DFA Youth Organizers Najran Jeffers and Precious Owens As Whitney Houston said in Greatest Love of All,  “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way!” The only reason we've come so far from sticks and stones is because since the beginning

Celebrating Florida Forever : 10 Parks

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park Florida Forever ARC Priority List High Springs, FL Gilchrist is Florida's newest State Park-- #175! It was acquired with Florida Forever Funds in 2017. The park contains a collection of natural springs, including a large second-magnitude one that pumps out 44 million gallons per day directly

Chispa Florida Lauches Community Survey to Aid in Hurricane Ian Recovery

On September 28, Hurricane Ian hit the state of Florida hard, leaving our communities in dire need. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ian confirms as climate disasters increase in frequency and intensity, we must address the institutionalized discrimination that delays or denies emergency recovery aid to BIPOC communities. Days after the hurricane, we