race http://blog.wlrn.org en Florida Students Talk About The State's Race-Based Education Standards http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-students-talk-about-states-race-based-education-standards Students and civil rights activists are still asking Florida to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher standard.<p>It’s been a little more than a year since the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/05/14/activists-protest-floridas-race-based-education-goals/" target="_blank">filed a federal civil rights complaint</a> against the state’s race-based academic goals.<p>There have since been a number of protests by activists who oppose lower expectations for minorities.<p>But to understand how the race-base Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:28 +0000 Sammy Mack 35497 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Students Talk About The State's Race-Based Education Standards 100 Black Men Of America Convention Geared To Overcome Stereotypes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/100-black-men-america-convention-geared-overcome-stereotypes <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><p>More than 1,500 members of the civic group&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.100blackmen.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">100 Black Men of America</a></strong>&nbsp;are in Fort Lauderdale this week for the organization’s 28th annual convention.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:54:29 +0000 Marva Hinton 33837 at http://blog.wlrn.org 100 Black Men Of America Convention Geared To Overcome Stereotypes Activists Protest Florida's Race-Based Education Goals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/activists-protest-floridas-race-based-education-goals <p><span class="s1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Students and civil rights activists have asked Gov. Rick Scott to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">standard. The Southern Poverty Law Center and Dream Defenders were in Tallahassee this week to deliver a petition — with 5,800 signatures — protesting Florida’s race-based academic goals.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:19:42 +0000 Sammy Mack 32270 at http://blog.wlrn.org Activists Protest Florida's Race-Based Education Goals "Melt" Play Dissects Miami's Various Ethnic Experiences http://blog.wlrn.org/post/melt-play-dissects-miamis-various-ethnic-experiences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Michael </span>McKeever<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;started out as a playwright 21 years ago, he had a peculiar writing process. He would imagine his characters and say out loud what they would say. He wasn't a trained writer, but had a knack for </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>"I'm sure I sounded like a loon in those first years," McKeever&nbsp;recalls. "But that's how I got my dialogue. It was very natural for me to write the&nbsp;dialogue&nbsp;as I would act out the scene."</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 18:04:22 +0000 Andrea Richard 31650 at http://blog.wlrn.org "Melt" Play Dissects Miami's Various Ethnic Experiences Miami-Dade Panel Addresses Politics Of Race And Inclusion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-panel-addresses-politics-race-and-inclusion <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001798629760742px;">Miami-Dade County’s Black Affairs Advisory Board and Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board spent four hours talking race, diversity and inclusion yesterday.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 12:34:19 +0000 Sammy Mack 32003 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Panel Addresses Politics Of Race And Inclusion Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/poll-findings-cuban-americans-and-elusive-american-dream Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans.<p>Since arriving here, as a community, they've prospered. Surveys show they graduate from college at greater rates and have higher levels of homeownership than most other Latino groups.<p>But <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/01/21/263502571/a-new-poll-takes-a-look-at-views-from-latino-america">a new poll</a> suggests that, for many Cuban-Americans, the dream is becoming elusive. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:05:00 +0000 Greg Allen 26778 at http://blog.wlrn.org Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream' Doing Business While Black http://blog.wlrn.org/post/doing-business-while-black <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The quartet pictured above own and operate their businesses. &nbsp;Some may consider them black businesses. &nbsp;Some may not. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:30:48 +0000 Tom Hudson 26624 at http://blog.wlrn.org Doing Business While Black UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide http://blog.wlrn.org/post/updated-miamis-redrawn-district-5-shows-class-not-race-new-social-divide <p><strong>UPDATE: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 20:</strong> Keon Hardemon will be the next District 5 Commissioner for Miami. In the runoff election against Rev. Richard Dunn Tuesday, Hardemon received more than 72 percent of the vote. He will take office on Nov. 27.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:25:04 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23122 at http://blog.wlrn.org UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide Fort Lauderdale Votes To Extend Sistrunk Boulevard Farther East http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-votes-extend-sistrunk-boulevard-farther-east <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In most big cities, altering a street sign is not much cause for fanfare.&nbsp; But Fort Lauderdale’s decision to re-brand one particular street is being hailed by many in the city’s African-American community.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:56:26 +0000 Christine DiMattei 23245 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Votes To Extend Sistrunk Boulevard Farther East Pew: Most Latinos Can't Name 'Most Important Hispanic Leader' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/pew-most-latinos-cant-name-most-important-hispanic-leader While most Latinos believe it's important for their community to have a national leader, most of them can't pinpoint whom they think that leader is.<p>That's the new finding from <a href="http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/10/22/three-fourths-of-hispanics-say-their-community-needs-a-leader/">a survey released today by the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project</a>. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:32:01 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22535 at http://blog.wlrn.org Pew: Most Latinos Can't Name 'Most Important Hispanic Leader' Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/holding-other-half-mixed-race <em>NPR</em><em> </em><em>continues a series of conversations about</em><em> </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com" target="_blank"><em>The Race Card Project</em></a><em>,</em><em> </em><em>where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:11:55 +0000 22087 at http://blog.wlrn.org Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race' When Florida Broke The Color Barrier In College Football http://blog.wlrn.org/post/when-florida-broke-color-barrier-college-football <p>If college football, &nbsp;desegregation and civil rights sound like an unlikely triple option play to you, it certainly didn&rsquo;t to Samuel G. Freedman.</p><p>Freedman has written the book <em>Breaking the Line,</em> which lays out a both tumultuous and triumphant time, when college football became the catalyst for integrating both the sport and the colleges themselves.</p><p>The year was 1967, when Florida A&amp;M University and Grambling College of Louisiana played for what was known as the black college championship.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 21595 at http://blog.wlrn.org When Florida Broke The Color Barrier In College Football Why Renaming A Street After A Local Black Hero Scares One Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-renaming-street-after-local-black-hero-scares-one-fort-lauderdale-neighborhood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In every major city, there's at least one street sign that tells black folks they're in the right place, but tells white folks that they probably took a wrong turn.</span></p><p>For decades in Fort Lauderdale, one of those signs has read Sistrunk&nbsp;Boulevard.</p><p>The boulevard, which runs through the city’s historically black business district, is currently at the center of a contentious debate between two communities.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 21311 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Renaming A Street After A Local Black Hero Scares One Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Map Of South Florida Shows How Racially Segregated We Are http://blog.wlrn.org/post/map-south-florida-shows-how-racially-segregated-we-are <p></p><p></p><p>A new map&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">clearly demarcates the racial divide in the United States through&nbsp;</span><a href="http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5; ">colorful dots</a>,&nbsp;showing the demographics of South Florida and highlighting the striking partitions of how we live.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:32:37 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 20179 at http://blog.wlrn.org Map Of South Florida Shows How Racially Segregated We Are Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream http://blog.wlrn.org/post/obama-outline-unfinished-work-decades-after-kings-dream President Obama will stand in the symbolic shadows of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln Wednesday, as he marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>Aides say Obama will use the opportunity to celebrate the progress that's been made, thanks to the civil rights movement. He'll also discuss the work that he says still has to be done to realize King's dream of racial justice in America.<p>That includes fighting to protect voting rights and building what the president calls "ladders of opportunity" for poor people of all races.<p>Obama doesn't often talk publicly about race. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:43:56 +0000 Scott Horsley 19707 at http://blog.wlrn.org Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream