Monthly Archives: June 2016


Latina Commissioner Endorses Randolph for Congress






In a surprise announcement, Susannah Randolph, Democrat running to replace her old boss Alan Grayson in Congressional District 9, snagged the endorsement of Viviana Janer, the first Latina on the Osceola County Commission. Of all the endorsements Randolph has announced, none may count as much as this one in the Latino-leaning district […]


Latino Community Mourns Pulse Shooting Victims






The Hispanic community paused recently to honor the victims, families and survivors of the Pulse shooting in a Spanish-language vigil at the Dr. Phillips center in Downtown Orlando. The event was coordinated by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, which since the Pulse nightclub shooting June 12, has worked […]


Congressional District 9 Poll Lacks Credibility






Dena Grayson, formerly known as Dena Minning, is polling ahead of Darren Soto and Susannah Randolph in Congressional District 9 in which the three are running in the August Democratic primary, along with Valeri Crabtree and Carmelo García. The poll, paid for by the Minning campaign committee Friends of Dena […]


Hispanic Chamber to Hold Vigil for Pulse Victims






The Hispanic community is expected to gather Friday evening at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando to honor the Pulse shooting victims in a Spanish-language vigil. About 73 percent of those killed at the nightclub were Latino, based on Hispanic surnames. Most  were Puerto Rican, the dominant […]


Father Refused to Claim Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victim 2 comments






All the Pulse nightclub shooting victims’ bodies have been released to next of kin. Even the shooter’s body has left the Orange County Medical Examiner’s building off Michigan Avenue, according to information released this week. “We effectively and efficiently completed the identification, notification and autopsy process within a 72-hour period […]


Patron Saints Say ‘Presente’ at Victims’ Memorials






  Under a  Sunday cloudy, gray sky and a drizzle of rain, visitors walked among the impromptu Pulse nightclub victims’ memorials at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando. Exactly a week after the massacre took place, visitors took in the shrines in silence: photos of the victims, teddy […]