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  • Blacks and whites need to wake up to racial injustice.

    Blacks and whites need to wake up to racial injustice.
    In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated. It was in response to the nonfatal shooting of Levar Jones, an unarmed African-American man, by Sean Groubert, a whiteSouth Carolina state trooper. Mr. Groubert would later...
  • Eric Holder: Mixed legacy at best

    He's not exactly stepping aside quietly. Reaction to Eric Holder's resignation ranged from hagiographic to diabolical. Civil rights leaders praised him as the strongest attorney general since Bobby Kennedy. Fox News derided him as the nation's all-time...
  • Trayvon Martin death inspires series of plays

     Trayvon Martin death inspires series of plays
    When George Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, theater producer Beth Marshall was angry. So the Orlando resident began working on "The Trayvon Martin Project," a three-part series examining issues that arose from...
  • Commentary: Why is Barack Obama so hated?

    Commentary: Why is Barack Obama so hated?
    Why is Barack Obama so hated? The question cropped up several times Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." CBS News political director John Dickerson looked at what will follow next week's midterms if the Republicans win the Senate. "The question is after this...
  • Five things for Wednesday, Nov. 5

    Five things for Wednesday, Nov. 5
    Election hangover edition of five things for you today in Central Florida. 1. Governor Rick Scott won a second term as governor defeating Democratic candidate Charlie Crist. Scott said at his speech last night, "It's time to put all the division...
  • Federal grand jury meets in Orlando; no sign of Zimmerman witnesses

    Federal grand jury meets in Orlando; no sign of Zimmerman witnesses
    An Orlando federal grand jury was in session Wednesday but there was no indication during its morning session that it heard evidence in the George Zimmerman civil rights case. A Department of Justice civil rights attorney from Washington, D.C., Mark...
  • Anita Smithey murder trial: Jury selection underway for woman who says she killed rapist

    Anita Smithey murder trial: Jury selection underway for woman who says she killed rapist
    SANFORD – Jury selection is underway this afternoon for Anita Smithey, an Oviedo woman accused of murdering her estranged husband, a man she says she shot while he was raping her. Smithey, 46, is charged with second-degree murder. She's accused of...
  • Complainant: George Zimmerman threatened to shoot me

    Complainant: George Zimmerman threatened to shoot me
    A driver called Lake Mary police earlier this week, accusing former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman of threatening to shoot him during a road-rage incident. Zimmerman, 30, was not arrested. Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said the...
  • George Zimmerman files appeal, hoping to revive NBC libel suit

    George Zimmerman files appeal, hoping to revive NBC libel suit
    Former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman has decided to appeal the ruling of a Sanford judge, who last month threw out his libel suit against NBC Universal. A notice of appeal appeared Tuesday in the case file in Sanford. Zimmerman, 30,...
  • Jury finds Michael Dunn guilty of murder in loud-music shooting trial

    Jury finds Michael Dunn guilty of murder in loud-music shooting trial
    A Florida jury found Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified he thought he was...
  • #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message
    In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...