‘Am I next?’ Delray Beach tennis star Coco Gauff asks about killings of black Americans

Cori “Coco” Gauff of the U.S. reacts during her second round match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. In the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, Gauff is speaking about about the killing of African Americans.(Lee Jin-man/AP) ... Read More

Letter From a Quarantined Home: Expressing Disappointment with Some of My White Brothers and Sisters in Christ

A call to fight for justice when injustice is all around us. While lying here in my confined home, I came across your current statements suggesting that our present actions are impatient and unwise, encouraging us to “let the legal system run its course.” Having heard these words before, I rarely take time to deconstruct the misdirected nature of the comments of others. This is especially true of those uninvolved or disconnected from the reality of men and women of color’s... Read More

South Florida joins protests against police violence

The largest of the protests Saturday may have been in Miami, where hundreds of people gathered at the Torch of Friendship monument on Biscayne Boulevard at 3 p.m. before marching down Third Street, away from Bayfront Park. By 5 p.m., the protesters had completed a looping route and returned to the monument, weaving through traffic on Biscayne Boulevard while chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “George Floyd,” the name of the black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis,... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Coronavirus Limits on Church Services

California restricting churches to 25% capacity or less than 100 worshipers “appear consistent” with First Amendment, wrote Chief Justice John Roberts. A divided US Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four... Read More

SpaceX launch live updates: NASA coverage of historic astronaut launch begins

News photographers set up remote cameras as the Crew Dragon capsule sits on top of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Friday, May 29, 2020. The second launch attempt of the Demo-2 mission is scheduled for Saturday at 3:22pm. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) ... Read More

Leaning into Grief

We acknowledge that the meaning of our deepest experiences is often hidden from our eyes. John 11 is one of the more emotional windows into the ministry of Jesus. In this chapter, Jesus confront grief, and in the process, teaches us valuable lessons. Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, send word to Jesus that Lazarus, the one Jesus loves, is sick. This was not an explicit invitation or a request for immediate intervention. However, the assumption is that once Jesus heard, he would... Read More

Florida’s unemployment benefits system is improving, but some states are doing much better at paying claims

“There are still people coming to my inbox — hundreds of people that don’t have any revenue coming in and they applied in March,” said Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, “They’re doing everything right so the governor’s rhetoric just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t accurately reflect what’s happening on the ground whatsoever.” ... Read More

Florida starts preparing to comply with felon voting decision despite pending appeal

A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle has acknowledged he is unlikely to have the last word, expecting the administration of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, above, to launch an appeal.(Steve Cannon/AP) ... Read More