Author Archives: nwblackmon

The DeSantis map – The Voting Rights Act, Fair Districts Amendment, African-American representation and the coming legal hurdles

Powerful Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s latest congressional redistricting map has taken center stage in political circles this week as Florida’s legislators gather in Tallahassee for a special session called by the governor to consider whether to adopt the new map. This the latest and most brazen map yet submitted by Governor DeSantis and his team […]

Thoughts on Love, John Lewis, and more on the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

By Neil Blackmon I wanted to share some thoughts on John Lewis, love, the power of the vote, and grief on this, the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the 2nd since we lost John Lewis. Over the weekend, looking at redistricting maps and thinking of prospective Voting Rights Act arguments for a VRA challenge to a […]

The Rosewood Massacre

Neil Blackmon joins Kartik Krishnaiyer on this week’s Florida History Podcast to give a detailed history of the Rosewood Massacre, one of the darkest chapters in American history. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for […]

Will UCF answer the bell?

Read more: How FSU, Miami and South Florida scheduled to build national profiles. Editors note: We’re proud to welcome Neil Blackmon to the TFS team. Neil has been a confidante and close friend of TFS founder Kartik Krishnaiyer for many years both politically and in the world of American soccer. Neil who is a distinguished […]