race http://wlrn.org en Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream' http://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://wlrn.org Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream' Doing Business While Black http://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://wlrn.org Doing Business While Black UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide http://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://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://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://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Votes To Extend Sistrunk Boulevard Farther East Pew: Most Latinos Can't Name 'Most Important Hispanic Leader' http://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://wlrn.org Pew: Most Latinos Can't Name 'Most Important Hispanic Leader' Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race' http://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://wlrn.org Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race' When Florida Broke The Color Barrier In College Football http://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://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://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://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://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://wlrn.org Map Of South Florida Shows How Racially Segregated We Are Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream http://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://wlrn.org Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There http://wlrn.org/post/mlks-march-washington-hear-folks-who-were-there <p></p><p><em>Editor's Note: Below are Americans with South Florida connections who went to hear the Rev. Dr. &nbsp;Martin Luther King&nbsp;Jr. deliver his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., one of the most significant civil rights events in history. &nbsp;Their bios are compiled from public and private sources. Listen to what they have to say.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><strong>SHIRLEY JOHNSON</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:34:14 +0000 Daniel Hicks, Alicia Zuckerman, Terence Shepherd & Wilson Sayre 19699 at http://wlrn.org MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There Metrotown, Where Students Talk Openly About Race, Diversity http://wlrn.org/post/metrotown-where-students-talk-openly-about-race-diversity <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:49:49 +0000 Patience Haggin 19064 at http://wlrn.org Metrotown, Where Students Talk Openly About Race, Diversity Some Of My Best Friends Aren't Black Or Brown Or Asian... http://wlrn.org/post/some-my-best-friends-arent-black-or-brown-or-asian Let's coin a new stereotype right here: <em>Latinos are mad friendly.</em><p>Ninety percent of Latinos said that they are friends with people of a different race, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/08/us-usa-poll-race-idUSBRE97704320130808">according to new poll from Reuters and Ipsos</a>, making them much more likely than the rest of America to reach across racial lines to make friends.<p><em>'Nine out of 10 Latinos can say, some of my best friends are not-Latino,'</em> my Code Switch teammate Hansi Lo Wang reported recently for NPR's Newscast unit.<p>Only about a quarter of the Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:27:32 +0000 Gene Demby 18958 at http://wlrn.org Some Of My Best Friends Aren't Black Or Brown Or Asian... Florida Case Prompts Massive Responses To Race Card Project http://wlrn.org/post/florida-case-prompts-massive-responses-race-card-project Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>In many ways, the trial of George Zimmerman has been a Rorschach test for America. What people saw and heard about the case was often colored by their own life circumstances, and there are lots of opinions out there, many expressed quite loudly.<p>This morning, we're going to return to our partnership with the Race Card Project to capture the conversations about race that happen in much quieter spaces.<p>For the last few years, NPR's Michele Norris has asked people to share their six-word stories about race and cultural identity. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:55:18 +0000 Renee Montagne 17535 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Reacts To Verdict In Zimmerman Trial http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-reacts-verdict-zimmerman-trial <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're covering reactions to the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Seminole County jury's decision to acquit George Zimmerman. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tell us what you think by calling (305) 330-WLRN (9576)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or tweet us </span>@WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll also be updating this page. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:08:28 +0000 WLRN Staff 17311 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Reacts To Verdict In Zimmerman Trial