Sistrunk http://wlrn.org en 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 Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Has Change Of Heart In Sistrunk Naming Debate http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-neighborhood-has-change-heart-sistrunk-naming-debate <p></p><p>Last month, we brought you <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/tags/sistrunk" target="_blank">the story of a Fort Lauderdale community divided </a></strong>over a street name honoring one of the city's African-American heroes.&nbsp; Since then, one of the neighborhoods in question has done a complete about-face that could end years of emotional debate.&nbsp;</p><p><span lang="">But at least one city official has questions about what sparked the turn-around.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 22369 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Has Change Of Heart In Sistrunk Naming Debate 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