| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Sanford and Ocoee have tried what other cities only talk about: bridging the divide between black and white.
In 1999, Ocoee created its West Orange Racial Reconciliation Task Force. In 2012, black and white pastors formed Sanford Pastors Connecting...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died.
Sheriff's investigators concluded 17-year-old Johnson died in a freak...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:22 PM
A group of marchers stood in the lobby of North Charleston City Hall discussing ways to move the community forward after Walter Scott's shooting.
Participants talked about how their lives have been touched by gun violence and law enforcement....
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:51 PM
An attorney for rapper DMX says that accusations that his client robbed a man after a concert in Newark, N.J., on Saturday are completely baseless, and that the rapper simply walked away from a group of overzealous fans who were trying to sell him drugs....
| Apr 16, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Not long ago, the New York Times uncovered the artifact that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had once listed himself as "Hispanic" on a Florida voter registration form.
Bush is married to a Mexican-American. He lived for a number of years in...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:52 AM
The National Urban League has invited presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio to speak in Fort Lauderdale during its July conference, "Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice!"
If they accept, the...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Sometimes, when big issues erupt, grandstanding politicians just can't help themselves.
So now we have some leaders banning official employee travel to Indiana, because of the furor surrounding that state's new "religious freedom" law that might be used...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:11 PM
It really would be best for the world if George Zimmerman would stay in seclusion. Best for him, too.
But he can't help himself.
And instead of letting much of America just think he's a total buffoon, he comes out in public and removes any doubt.
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:17 AM
In his first public comments since the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not prosecute him for violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights, George Zimmerman says he was victimized by President Obama.
The president should never have allowed the...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Sites of Race
David Theo Goldberg and Susan Searls Giroux
Polity Press; 208 pages
Now that Barack Obama is president, with all the compromises and limits that that job entails, it's easy to forget the exhilaration we felt when the 2008 voting...
| Feb 25, 2015
George Zimmerman will not face federal civil-rights charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence....