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2 FPC Students’s Threats Targeting Teacher Were Racially Motivated; Criminal
Charges Still Possible

| December 11, 2018

Two students claiming they were just joking made explicit, racist threats against their teacher in written chats uncovered Monday, and may yet face criminal charges, contrary to earlier claims.

Florida Supreme Court Will have No
Black Justice For First Time in 36 Years

| November 30, 2018

None of the nine candidates from whom Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will select three justices is black, although six of the original 59 applicants were African-Americans.

Muslims In Palm Coast and Bunnell Still Feel Welcome Even as Political Rhetoric Snarls

| December 9, 2016

Only a handful of Muslim immigrants live in Palm Coast and Bunnell. They speak of their many years locally fondly, remembering only rare instances of discrimination in the past and a current atmosphere of neighborliness and acceptance.

School Board Chairman Colleen Conklin On the Trump Election: “Words Matter”

| November 22, 2016

In light of the swastika incident at Palm Coast’s Imagine School and many other hurtful or vile statements during the election campaign, the school board chairman calls on local leaders to denounce messages that erode trust and respect.

Does Diversifying Police Forces
Reduce Tensions? Not Necessarily.

| August 28, 2016

Beyond diversity, hiring officers who know and understand the community, asking officers to build better relationships with neighborhoods they serve, reducing officers’ use of aggressive arrest tactics and increasing officer training is shown to be more effective than changing the color of the ranks.

From Polish and Italian to Arabic and Creole: The Changing Sound of the American Street

| October 11, 2014

One-fifth of Americans now speak a language other than English at home. Fastest-growing are Arabic and Creole, though Spanish and Chinese are still the number 1 and 2 languages after English.

When Rick Santorum’s Official Language Blares Idiocy

| March 16, 2012

Rick Santorum telling Puerto Rico’s people this week that they must all speak English before the island can become a state is the latest of many idiotic, exclusionary statements during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, argues Angel Castillo Jr.

Frank Words and Revelations at Flagler Bar’s First Minority in Law Symposium

| September 19, 2011

Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, Judge Hubert Grimes, Mark Dwyer and students headlined the first of what’s to be an annual symposium to encourage minority participation in the law, particularly among students.

Palm Coast Hispanic Festival Ramps It Up From Puerto Rican Power to Colombian Folklore

| October 3, 2010

The fourth annual Hispanic festival, held at Town Center over three days, aimed to exceed last year’s attendance of 10,000 despite an eventful weekend in Flagler County.

24 Roses in Red, White and Black for Ray Boylan, Mentor Beyond Call and Color

| September 4, 2010

Ray Boylan, who died on Aug. 26 at age 76, was a hero of the Flagler school district’s African American Mentor Program, and its only white mentor. His widow Gail was honored Saturday.

Mosque Madness and the Shame of New York

| September 3, 2010

As a model of understanding, New York City was once an American redemption. Relatively, anyway. Not anymore, as a majority of New Yorkers are joining the mob-like reaction against an Islamic center near Ground Zero.

Krauthammer’s Sacrilege: When Reactionaries Fire Up their Sunday Missals–and Miss

| August 15, 2010

A comparison of Ground Zero’s neighborhood to Auschwitz or Gettysburg is ridiculous, given the ritzy and lurid neighborhood of Ground Zero. Walk the walk.

Steeling It Up at the Caribbean Festival (Parking Grinches Aside)

| June 5, 2010

The two-day festival, running through Sunday, is a celebration of the senses in music, food and dance. Bring empty stomachs and open ears.

In Forceful Terms, Flagler Beach Knocks KKK

| April 30, 2010

In contrast with county and Palm coast statements, Flagler Beach explicitly slams KKK drive as “a hate message.”

Palm Coast Joins County in (Unspoken) KKK Denunciation

| April 20, 2010

The city will re-post the same statement Flagler County posted on its website last week. The statement doesn’t mention the KKK.

Immigration’s Tale from New York’s #7 Subway Train

| February 19, 2008

In New York, the story of immigration’s present and foreseeable future is on the “Immigrant Express,” the No. 7 subway line that crosses Queens, the country’s single-most diverse county (46.1 percent of its residents were born abroad).

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