| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.
He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Back in the early 1970s, when I was in college, my campus and its surrounding town had a kind of live-and-let-live understanding about students’ recreational use of marijuana. As long as local residents weren’t disturbed by noise, and no...
| 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 15, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary.
The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Broward Circuit Judge Steven Feren was no stranger to politics when he first ran for a seat on the bench six years ago.
Feren, 63, had already served more than a decade as mayor of Sunrise, and before that, he was in the Florida House of Representatives...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win.
The Democrat-dominated district —...
| Aug 10, 2014
Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical.
A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:42 PM
At many Palm Beach County homes, swimming pools are as common a backyard attraction as swing sets and barbecue grills.
But growing concerns about the electrocution risk from faulty underwater lights in backyard pools have the county joining the call...
| Aug 9, 2014
Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World.
I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:02 PM
District 2: Aronson knows her community the most
Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...