Orlando


Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer López Record Song for Somos Orlando






Somos Orlando, the ad hoc Latino group that popped up in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting to provide translation, mental health and other counseling services to survivors and victims’ families, is getting a boost from Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda and superstar Jennifer López. “I have a treat for you […]


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 […]


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






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 […]


Grayson, Jolly Debate Politely over Senate Seat






It was a mostly civil affair between Congressmen Alan Grayson (D-Osceola and parts of Orange and Polk counties) and David Jolly (R-Pinellas County) during this week’s U.S. Senate campaign debate in Orlando hosted by the Open Debate Coalition and live streamed on the Web. None of the bare knuckles brawl seen […]


Democrats Driven to Distraction in District 9






A decade-old college comedy skit landed congressional District 9 candidate Darren Soto in an embarrassing position last week as his Democrat primary opponent Susannah Randolph seized the information, sending it to her supporters. The story, reported by Gawker and picked up by Politico, refers to a comedy-music skit rap titled “2-Luv” that talks […]