So, apparently, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called Florida an "Apartheid State" and the "Selma of our time" and made a comparison between Gov. Rick Scott and historically racist 1960s Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Naturally, Scott is demanding an apology. Jackson made the comments while visiting the Dre ... More >>
Paula Deen is known for her Southern charm, boisterous laugh, and liberal use of butter. But, if the National Enquirer is correct, the "lady" may also be known for her racial slurs and the most politically-incorrect "dream party" ever.
On Monday, George Zimmerman's lawyers posted on Facebook that they'd received documents a digital records that included "witness statements, 911 calls, non-emergency calls, photos, video, medical records, and more." Mysteriously, that was the same day ABC News got hold a medical report that says Zim ... More >>
Allen West has been getting a lot of bad press lately -- news outlets across the country, including this one, latched onto his declaration that "there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."He's since moved past that assertion and onto the (slightly) ... More >>
Harriet TubmanAlways a fan of skewed historical references, Rep. Allen West went on Fox News yesterday to proclaim he's the "modern-day Harriet Tubman," and says he's the one that will get the nation's African-Americans off the "21st century plantation."The "plantation" isn't a new reference ... More >>
Photo by Christopher KubrickIs this line ever gonna move?The Art After Dark event at the Norton Museum of Art last night had many highlights: free chocolate martinis, a tour of the New York, New York: The 20th Century exhibit, lovely guitar strumming by Miami troubadour Jesse Jackson.But perhaps ... More >>
flickr user: BashorerepublicanThe uproar over Rush Limbaugh's bungled bid to buy the St. Louis Rams wouldn't be complete without a mention of his membership in Palm Beach's oldest and most exclusive country club, the Everglades Club.Palm Beach's infamous bloviater was kicked out of a group trying ... More >>
More recent South Florida releases.
Yesterday morning's headline on the top of the front page of the Sun-Sentinel was, "5 Guilty In Sears Tower Plot." This morning's lead headline is: "Desperation Turns Deadly Off Florida." They are connected in a way, because both are about Haitians. The first about several Haitians from Liberty Cit ... More >>
It's always a good feeling as a publication when artists that you've been covering on the ground for years finally gain the national exposure that you know they deserve. Such was the feeling yesterday as I read through a great story on Miami's growing indie music scene by written by former Herald re ... More >>
Rachel Goodrich While seemingly the whole highbrow world descends on Miami Beach tonight for the official opening of Art Basel, across the causeway, the Vagabond kicks off the artsy extravaganza with a locals-centric fiesta. Okay, so Miami New Times is an official sponsor of the event, but it’s n ... More >>
The former cult member crashed a recent South Florida rally by the presidential candidate.
Rachel Goodrich shakes, rattles, and rolls on down her own road
West Palm Beach gets a Soulfull of big names.
So I was interviewing Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle last night about a story and he starts going off about the media, specifically about the Sun-Sentinel. Here's a synopsis of what was said: Naugle: It's a national crisis. People have really lost faith in the media and the new media is saving t ... More >>
Awesome New Republic
The president's war, his brother's fib, a black man's past, and Mayor Griffin's demise
Why won't those mean, old, sniping critics just quiet down?
Jim Crow flies over this central Broward town
Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement
The intentions outweigh the execution in Ice Cube's Barbershop
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Letters for September 27, 2001
Letters for March 8, 2001
Wisecracking Democrats in Tallahassee were steamrollered during the presidential contest. But they didn't take it lying down.
The wide and welcoming branches of the baobab beckon our humble scribe
Haitian immigrants like Gerlyn Cadet know in their marrow that a ballot is a precious thing. But this election leaves them feeling robbed.
Letters for November 23, 2000
Letters for June 1, 2000
Why is Stuart's revered black superlawyer, champion of the little guy, defending Big Sugar against its own workers? Money.