| Oct 27, 2012
Saturday in South Florida brought not only droves of early voters but a caravan of preachers led by activist minister Al Sharpton of New York, holding voter rallies near polling spots in Miami, Cutler Bay, Lauderhill and Pompano Beach.
Called "Souls to...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Act I may be over. George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. And Trayvon Martin's parents thanked prosecutors for holding him accountable for their son's death.
But we're still a long way from the final scene of this tragedy. There are legal...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:55 PM
TITUSVILLE — Singing hymns and chanting "Justice for Trayvon," several hundred people gathered Sunday to demand that charges be filed in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The Miami teen was shot Feb. 26 in Sanford by neighborhood watch...
| Nov 22, 2011
Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 6:54 PM
In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex.
For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:04 PM
They came by the busload from Atlanta. They came by the carload from throughout Central Florida and the rest of the state. They came wearing hoodies. They carried signs. And Skittles.
They came seeking justice for Trayvon Martin.
An estimated 8,000...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig, has come out swinging. Less than 72 hours after announcing he was on the defense team, he's done interviews on CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox network, and he's aggressively pushing this message: George Zimmerman is a...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:52 PM
While adults continue the emotional debate over the circumstances of Trayvon Martin's death, kids are listening and asking questions of their own.
Across Central Florida, conversations about racism, stereotypes and Florida's "stand your ground" law are...