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Margo Snipe - Health Equity Reporter

Health Equity Reporter

It is a passion of mine to report stories that give a voice to under-served and underrepresented communities. As a health equity reporter, I get to do just that — tell stories that make you feel something, spark dialogue, inspire deep thinking and reflection. I’m not a Florida native. In fact, I’m not really a native anywhere. I’ve lived in a handful of cities across the country and even spent 3.5 years living in Rome. When I’m not reporting, I’m chugging coffee, listening to music or figuring how to work out now that my days of playing collegiate volleyball are over. Reach out to me if you want to share your story or just chat.

  1. Pinellas County civil rights attorney Michele Rayner was sworn in Tuesday as a member of the Florida House, representing District 70. “Where can we find common ground and forge ahead?” she asked.
  2. El análisis recopiló datos de casi 14.000 centros de atención a largo plazo en todo el país. El 12 por ciento de los residentes eran afroamericanos y el 6 por ciento eran hispanos.
  3. Preston Griffin, who runs First Class Mortuary Transport, wears protective gear as he leaves a nursing home with the body of a resident in Philadelphia this past May. An analysis shows that nursing homes with larger populations of Black and Hispanic residents are most affected by the coronavirus.
  4. Anisha Abraham, a 17-year-old student at Palm Harbor University High, started the Pink Power Project, aimed at fighting period poverty.
  5. Alexander McGreevy, 44, of St. Petersburg, celebrates with Biden supporters at the intersection of Tyrone Blvd N and Park St N Saturday, November 7, 2020.
  6. Democrat Andrew Learned and Republican Michael Owen vie for the Florida House District 59 seat in 2020.
  7. Incumbent Republican candidate Nick DiCeglie and Democrat Patricia Plantamura vie for the Florida House District 66 seat in 2020.
  8. Florida House Speaker-Designate Chris Sprowls and Kelly Johnson vie for the Florida House District 65 seat in 2020.
  9. Nathan Bruemmer, a transgender lawyer in St. Petersburg, sees "dark and stormy waters ahead" for equal rights after the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  10. Breast cancer survivor Wantanisha Morant, left, in a 2018 family photo with her three children: JaNelle (right), JaNae (middle) and Jay in front.
  11. Johnnae Williams, 19, Miracle Butler, 13, Roslinda Davis, 73, and Danielle Butler, 8, pose for a portrait at their Tampa home. Davis, the girls' grandmother became their guardian when their mother became incarcerated. "We can't do nothing, but pray that she gets out," Williams said about her mother.
  12. Rep. Charlie Crist compliments Alma Guzman, 23, after trying a mango juice at Mexico Lindo Supermarket, on Sept. 10 in Clearwater.
  13. A Safe Place sticker on the window of The LIFE Center of the Suncoast, Inc. in Tampa designates it as a location where people can seek help or assistance following trauma regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. A new study says LGBTQ people are more likely to be victims of violence.
  14. A sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, which has released new data on the nation's mental health.
  15. The entrance to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
  16. Beachgoers enjoy the overcast day on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at St. Pete Beach.
  17. Statistics have shown for years that Black newborns are more likely to die than those who are white. A new study links the problem to the race of doctors. It found that, when cared for by white doctors, Black newborns were nearly three times more likely to die than white newborns.
  18. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist arrives at Clearwater's 5 de Mayo Bakery, where Alejandra Macias, 36, showed him around Thursday as part of a tour to deliver masks and hear how the pandemic is affecting residents' health and financial security.
  19. Lani Thomas, 16, is pictured at their home Friday in Orlando. Lani is president of Florida Virtual School’s Gay-Straight Alliance.
  20. Chadwick Boseman poses for a portrait in New York to promote his film, "Black Panther." His death on Friday brought a reminder that the rate of colorectal cancer is higher among Black men under 50.
  21. Former Vice President Joe Biden.
  22. Incoming Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, speaks to a MAGA Meet-up in Tampa as Joe Gruters, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, looks on.
  23. Michael Owen