| 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,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Illinois lawmakers disappointed gay marriage advocates by failing to shepherd the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to a vote in the state house during the past legislative session. Despite a recent poll from the Pew Research Center indicating...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15.
He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received.
But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:32 PM
The Rev. Al Sharpton, the MSNBC commentator, is scheduled to appear Saturday at rallies in communities with large black populations: Noon at the Lauderhill Mall, where there’s an early voting site, and 2 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center,...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Civil-rights organizers from the NAACP and other groups today are marching down Sanford's 13th street in the heart of one of the city's historic black neighborhoods to Sanford Police headquarters to demand the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting...
| 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 19, 2012
| 9:07 PM
SANFORD — The handgun that killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, was fired once — not twice — by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer, according to information obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
Police found a single shell...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:47 PM
If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions.
Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of...