By Nyam Daniel
#BlackGrove residents and activists plan to rally in front of the Miami City Hall Thursday morning to urge Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to veto district maps.
The maps approved on March 24 move 114 Black voters from the historic West Grove to the majority-Hispanic District 4. Commissioners Joe Carollo, Christine King and Alex Diaz de la Portilla voted to approve the measure.
Some residents believe the change would dilute the Black vote and that it is racially motivated. Black residents said they were surprised by King, the lone Black commissioner’s vote.
In the video, Tina-Gaye Bernard calls out one of the commissioners for dismissing racism claims. She is one of the organizers of the rally today.
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