| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:54 PM
WATERBURY — The two major party candidates for governor made a pitch for votes at an NAACP forum this past weekend, pledging to help raise up the urban underclass, improve big-city schools, and create second chances for people who have served time...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Two of Broward’s leading African-American politicians of different generations – Bobby DuBose, 43, and Levoyd Williams, 67 – had a sometimes spirited discussion over the use of the N-word this week.
DuBose, a Fort Lauderdale city...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Do you know the Monuments Men?
I don't mean the George Clooney movie with the middling box-office numbers. I mean the male geniuses, according to architecture's creaky conventional wisdom, who push the profession forward with one pricey and daring...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill.
Appealing to the royalty of the establishment civil-rights community — including Dennis Courtland Hayes,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last month Florida lawmakers redrew the boundaries for the state's congressional districts after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled their previous map violated the Fair District amendments to the Florida Constitution; those amendments require lawmakers to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With new content providers blooming like tomato plants in June and more new shows than anyone can reasonably watch, the television awards season offers a brutal winnowing process. Only a handful of programs that premiered this qualifying year are likely...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A section of Fort Lauderdale's Northwest Seventh Avenue, already renamed Avenue of the Arts, may soon have a longer name to honor a former city commissioner who died in April.
Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution requesting that Broward County...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:13 PM
MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
In honor of Chicago Ideas Week, which ended Sunday, let us celebrate a different kind of Chicago idea.
All praise to CIW, an annual gathering of brainy people who lead public sessions intended to inspire new ideas.
But there are plenty of Chicagoans...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory.