Florida’s Black business operators criticize NAACP for its ‘travel advice’

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By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com 03:46 May 27, 2023, Updated 03:49 May 27, 2023 The NAACP issued a “Travel Advisory” for Florida on May 20, under Governor Ron DeSantis. claimed that the state was “openly hostile to African Americans.” “The warning was greeted with outrage by Republicans, who noted that many NAACP leaders, including the chairman, live in Florida, and on Friday, one black Florida businessman called the NAACP a “BLM gravy train.” The NAACP issued a “travel advisory” to Florida last week, prompting the organization to hop on the “BLM gravy train” to raise funds. accused of trying On May 20, the NAACP warned Florida, led by Republican governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis: Many noted that NAACP executives, including the chairman, live in the state, and financier Mike Hill, who also participates in efforts to promote black Americans, called on Friday: rice field. Project 21 said the NAACP warning was ridiculous and a brazen propaganda feat. “I would say to any black person who sees this recommendation, don’t come to Florida and ignore it,” said Hill, owner of an independent insurance and financial services agency. Hill told Fox News, “They believe Black Lives Matter understands the tens of millions of dollars raised from leftist policies, so they’re part of that gravy train. I’m hoping for,” he said. “I think it was more of a publicity stunt. It was more of an attempt to raise money than anything else.” “Irrelevant,” he said. Florida Department of Health spokeswoman Nicky Whiting responded to the NAACP’s recommendations: The NAACP issued this travel advisory and warned African Americans against traveling to Florida as a reminder to the organization that Florida’s Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo, is black, but Florida ” claimed to be hostile. In fact, the president of a civil rights organization also lives there, and board members often visit the beach during their vacations. Leon W. Russell, 73, grew up in Virginia and has lived in Florida as an adult. Currently, he lives in his two-bedroom home in north Tampa. NAACP co-chair and board member Karen B. Towns is also enjoying her vacation in Clearwater. Despite their ties to the Sunshine State, they joined an organization to warn other African Americans against traveling to the state. But Russell joined calls for African-Americans to boycott the state. Florida Republican Party Chairman Christian Ziegler is now offering to help Russell move to another state. “The NAACP Chair lives in Tampa, Florida!” True leadership is about being willing to do what others ask you to do…it’s time to step up and act. “If you think our state is that bad, the Florida Republicans will help you with the moving costs.” Leon Russell, NAACP Chair, lives in Tampa, Florida, and is the NAACP co-chair and board member Karen B. Towns enjoys a vacation in Clearwater Leon W. Russell, 73, has lived in Florida all his life after growing up in Virginia. He now lives in a two-bedroom house north of Tampa Hill, but said Russell and his team’s position was ridiculous, specifically naming Russell as the target of blame. 1,000 people a day immigrate to Florida for the opportunities here, and I will continue to make statements not to come to Florida because of the racist attitudes that exist.” Mr Hill said. He also said the NAACP recommendations would backfire and show that the NAACP is “irrelevant.” “I don’t think anyone can deter you from coming to Florida,” he said. “If anything, I think this backfires on the NAACP and shows how the NAACP has become irrelevant as an organization.” They claim they are trying to “erase” history. DeSantis said Wednesday night that it was ridiculous and called it a “political stunt.” “It’s a complete farce to claim Florida is dangerous,” he told Elon Musk during the campaign launch.

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