| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A Ku Klux Klan group trying to recruit new members has passed out hundreds of fliers in a predominantly black neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach.
Tim Washington, a resident of the neighborhood near North Myrtle Street, saw one of the fliers on his way...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?
I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero John Lewis...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The dead speak. If you're listening. It happens every day -- every day the paper publishes obituaries. They speak whole lives. Some of them can invoke a whole era, which suddenly becomes more alive, more real, than what passes for reality in the drab...
| Sep 29, 2013
What if we had a mass shooting and nobody noticed?
That gloomy thought came to mind as I listened to the unsettling sound of silence that followed the recent Navy Yard attack that left 12 people dead, plus the shooter, in the nation's capital.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:22 AM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Orlando attorney Mark O'Mara will be a guest on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman, will discuss his new website and a bill he...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Federal employees have been furloughed, federal assistance for those needing food has been threatened and tourists everywhere have been shut out of monuments and national parks as a result of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Revered as a "gentleman in the finest sense of the word, remarkable convert-maker and a friend of the benighted," the Rev. Vincent Warren drove into rural Virginia one September night to share the word of God. He had no idea of what awaited.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Scott, so I hear Change-up Charlie is set to enter the governor's race Monday. What do you think his chances are? Janet
Well, Janet, Charlie's problem is that he's changed his positions so many times, he could stage a debate with himself. Still, Rick...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON -- The nation marked the 50th anniversary of another key moment in the civil rights movement Tuesday, posthumously awarding Congressional Gold Medals to four black girls killed in a 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Ala.
The nation's highest...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The tragedy of the terrorism at a Birmingham Baptist Church 50 years ago inspired a Winter Springs dance instructor to create a dance work set to Joan Baez's tribute song, "Birmingham Sunday."
In turn, four of Gaymarie Tomlinson's students performed the...