| 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.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“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...
| 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 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....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:32 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...
| 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,...