| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
With the parents of Michael Brown in his congregation, the pastor of a North Baltimore AME church announced an initiative Sunday aimed at educating people about what they can and cannot do — and perhaps more importantly, should and should not do...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:23 AM
John Goodman's upcoming DUI manslaughter retrial may cost the public about $65,000 in jury sequestering expenses, including meals, hotel nights, laundry and entertainment, according to an estimate released last week.
Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:22 PM
JACKSONVILLE Fla. - Jury selection began on Monday in the retrial of a middle-aged white man charged with killing an unarmed black teenager during a dispute over loud rap music.
With protesters gathered outside the courthouse, screening started for the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation.
The two Democrats are...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Preparing for storms?
I have read Beth Kassab's column, "Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us," in Tuesday's Sentinel, and also the editorial on Wednesday "Remember Charley: Be ready for storm season."
In 2004, my husband and I thought we...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:04 PM
In a letter addressed to the family of the man shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Trayvon Martin's mother extended a sympathetic arm and welcomed them to the "exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
I watched the images of police in riot gear and protesters looting stores or running from tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., this week and thought:
That could have been us.
What happened to Trayvon Martin isn't anything for Florida to be proud of. Neither...
| Aug 21, 2014
As I watch the coverage and read the accounts of what has happened in Ferguson, Mo., I keep asking myself: "Is this really 2014?" In many ways, it seems more like 1964.
After all, the apparent quick-trigger mentality of mostly white law enforcement, a...
| Aug 25, 2014
The heartfelt letter Sybrina Fulton penned to Michael Brown's family reminds us that Brown was a human being whose life mattered.
That sentiment seems to be missing from the cacophony of voices weighing in on the latest cop killing of a young black man...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:38 PM
In the nearly two years since her oldest son was killed in a botched "knock-and-talk" operation, Tanjila Lippett has been hoping that the Orlando police officer responsible for his death would face criminal charges — a resolution she knows will...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now while Parks herself would be a little-remembered seamstress.