Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
The planning is over, the barricades are up and police officers are out in force as Urban Beach weekend kicks off on Miami Beach.
Miami Beach is expecting to see an influx of people for Memorial Day weekend starting Thursday. Some 350,000 people are expected to flood the beach for a weekend of beachside parties and holiday fun.
The NAACP has passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts “to codify discrimination or hatred into the law.”
A Tampa area woman will spend 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her husband who she felt was threatening her.
The Sanford City Council, by a 3-2 margin, has agreed to a no-confidence vote for Sanford’s police chief.
Family, friends and classmates of Trayvon Martin took part in a ‘peace march’ in Liberty City on Wednesday to demand that his killer be brought to justice.
The parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida, are set to attend a march in his memory Wednesday night in New York City.
Despite the fact that there are almost as many homes with computers as there are with televisions, the state of Florida is not yet ready to move home foreclosure notices off the printed page and onto a webpage, killing that proposal Tuesday after intense lobbying by newspapers and groups representing the elderly and minorities.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s request for federal authorities to begin a criminal and civil investigation into the shooting deaths of seven black men by Miami police is moving forward.