Black Congress Members from Florida to Maintain Firm Grip on Districts


By Gabriel Poblete If elected to office, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum would be Florida’s first black governor. Though this would be a significant moment in the state’s history, what’s gone largely unreported is that the four black members of Congress from Florida are all but assured re-election, with only Rep. Al Lawson facing opposition from [...]

Black Congress Members from Florida to Maintain Firm Grip on Districts2019-01-04T21:15:03+00:00

Remembering Matthew Shepard


By Gabriel Poblete Yesterday, I went to the National Cathedral for the service for Matthew Shepard. I walked into the National Cathedral and found a seat on the left shoulder, having arrived too late for a center seat. I wasn’t able to see the stage, with one of those gray, immense arches blocking my view. [...]

Remembering Matthew Shepard2019-01-04T21:15:11+00:00

Special from SFMN Washington Bureau


By Gabriel Poblete | SFMN Washington Protestors amassed Saturday in front of the Supreme Court and the Senate Building to show their discontent with the Senate's vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh 50-48. It was evident Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, was to be confirmed when [...]

Special from SFMN Washington Bureau2018-10-08T14:57:25+00:00
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Puerto Rican Presence in Florida is Growing — so is the importance of their vote


By Alejandra Chamorro and Sherrilyn Cabrera Last year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and left thousands without homes, Puerto Ricans and politicians from Florida were determined to encourage the 18,103 evacuees from the island registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to participate in the midterm elections. In a recent state voter file, [...]

Puerto Rican Presence in Florida is Growing — so is the importance of their vote2018-10-03T18:12:50+00:00

Tiki’s Great Escape


Wily toucan sends caretaker on wild goose chase By: Vanessa Adrian and Amarilys Beltran On June 9th, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a keeper opened the door of Tiki’s cage and accidentally bent over to grab a bucket from the ground, [...]

Tiki’s Great Escape2018-09-19T20:47:46+00:00

FIU Bridge Collapses


 By Jesse SchecknerSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News •  A pedestrian bridge scheduled to open to the public early next year near Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus collapsed Thursday, killing several people, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived on the scene to treat those injured and search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble. At [...]

FIU Bridge Collapses2018-07-31T21:21:46+00:00