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  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law
    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. The move,...
  • Police need to be well-armed

    Kudos to Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez for having a round-table discussion recently with representatives of the local NAACP and heads of his first responder units. These meetings are important in keeping the lines of communication and trust open...
  • Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward

    Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward
    Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist drew a crowd of about 200 to the opening of his  campaign office on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the black community in northwest Fort Lauderdale. And drivers and occupants of cars driving by...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights
    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas

    Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas
    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...
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    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....
  • NAACP activist: I didn't endorse Williams-Edden

    NAACP activist: I didn't endorse Williams-Edden
    A Pompano Beach activist said he never endorsed Terry Williams-Edden for Broward County Commission District 2, contrary to what she told the Sun Sentinel.  Willie Lawson III, a former NAACP leader, saw his name in print Sunday, as one of the top three...
  • Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor

    Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor
    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...
  • Q&A: Broward black political leaders discuss use of the N-word

    Q&A: Broward black political leaders discuss use of the N-word
    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...
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities. For this reason, I respectfully take...
  • No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks: Front Burner

    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,...