Orlando


Orlando Confederate Statue to Watch Over the Dead






Orlando’s Confederate statue, known as “Johnny Reb,” will be moved to a new home watching over the dead in Greenwood Cemetery, in the Confederate section appropriately enough. There is no timetable for moving the statue, which has been stationed at Lake Eola for about 100 years. Ironically, Johnny Reb is in poor […]


Puerto Rican Parade Takes Over Downtown Orlando






  A newly revitalized Puerto Rican parade, led by Cong. Darren Soto (D) and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his black labradoodle, packed the heart of downtown Orlando Saturday with hundreds of Puerto Ricans waving their treasured flag. The parade, in its second year, ended at the public plaza at the […]


Nationalism Is Hiding in Plain Sight 1 comment






Nationalism is hiding in plain sight today in almost every corner of the globe, coming at us fast as global economies and governments seek to protect “their own,” whatever that means. Since taking office, President Donald Trump‘s brand of nationalism has come into focus – economic nationalism. Companies and jobs stay in […]


Venezuela Gets Attention in Trump Tweet






Venezuela got some attention this week from President Donald Trump, who earlier publicly supported Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo López in a tweet.  Trump may have been encouraged by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who was photographed with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and López’s wife Lilian Tintori in the White […]


Renaming Orlando’s Division Street 1 comment






Division Street in the South is the Mason-Dixon line of its communities, the historical barrier between the black and white parts of town. It was precisely what the predominantly white population ordered, codified in municipal surveys and maps, and meant to state clearly – especially to blacks – on what side of the line they […]