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Wednesday, July 31

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Community celebrates the life, legacy of Arthur E. Teele, Jr.

Late Commissioner remembered for dedication and compassion

Arthur E. Teele, Jr. received a “Purple Heart” for being wounded while serving in Vietnam, and rightfully so he could have came back home and retired but he didn’t. Teele did the unthinkable and returned back to duty and was shot down a second time out of the helicopter.

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Stand your ground economics vs civil rights

Will the nation boycott Florida in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict?

Tourism is Florida's most lucrative form of generating income. Just consider two recent conventions that brought millions of dollars to the State: the National Association of Black Journalist [NABJ] and the National Bar Association [NBA].

Thursday, July 25

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A Nation in protest

Thousands flood downtown Miami — Trayvon’s dad says “our kids matter too”

It’s been more than a week since a Florida court ruled in favor of the defense and made George Zimmerman a free man. He faced a lengthy jail sentence had he been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But while the verdict has

Wednesday, July 24

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Robert Malone, Jr. kicks off bid for city commissioner

Miami native Dr. Robert Malone, Jr., 45, knows something about running a political campaign, having run and lost in a bid for District 109 state representative and then falling short in a nine-man race for City of Miami commissioner. Now he hopes that the third time will be the charm as he kicked off his campaign earlier this week for another run at the city commission.

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A NATION IN PROTEST

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT

It’s been more than a week since a Florida court ruled in favor of the defense and made George Zimmerman a free man. He faced a lengthy jail sentence had he been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Black scholars: Not surprised by verdict

Criminalization of Black and Latino youth on the rise in America

Why are Black men and Black youth sentenced more often and to longer stays in prison that those of other races? Does America’s criminal justice system deal more harshly with Blacks and are the cards stacked against Black and Latino youth from the very beginning?

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Black communities to bear the brunt of County budget cuts

Libraries, fire stations in poor neighborhoods among hardest hit

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has taken an about-face when it comes to first raising taxes and then leaving them as they are. But in order to make sure the budget is balanced, and without raising the property-tax rate, the County will have to make cuts in services.

Thursday, July 11

Organization continues to serve youth, elderly and families

Ayuda helping improve the lives of the underserved Ayuda means help and assistance in Spanish....

North Miami cops win big at Police Olympics

North Miami Police Officers won several gold medals in the 2013 Florida Law Enforcement Games...

FAMU professor named male faculty member of the year

Florida A&M University [FAMU] Professor of medicinal chemistry and Acting Vice President for Research Kinfe...

Casting Couch highlights hidden gems in Black Miami

Miami has a plethora of talent but sometimes with all of the high-powered celebrities that...

Book Corner: July 10, 2013

Tales of the selfish and vapid Have you heard about . . . ? Those...

One Bullet campaign is a success

Collaborative efforts by City and County officials resulted in zero reports of deaths or injuries...

His passion is showing images of ordinary people

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="title"] Back in 1969, a 16-year-old, Black youth named David Smikle from...

Chaka Khan to return to Miami

The Queen of Funk-Soul, Chaka Khan, says that she simply loves Miami. Shes been here...

BTW student rewarded for academic excellence

UTD President Fed Ingram (l-r), Booker T. Washington Principal William Aristide, scholarship recipient Moses Dany,...

Lifestyle Happenings

MOCA will facilitate their Summer Photojournalism Institute July 8th-26th, from 1-5 p.m., at 770 N.E....

Crime Scene: July 10, 2013

High court overturns death penalty for Broward man The Florida Supreme Court last Wednesday overturned...

Kobe runs off Howard

One could see the writing on the wall earlier this season forthe Los Angeles Lakers....

Chatter That Matters: July 10, 2013

A big salute goes out to Jhayla Kirkland, a Miami Gardens 10-year-old who cannot pinpoint...

Fait Calendar: July 10, 2013

Allen Chapel AM.E. Church announces its Free in Him revival on July 10 and 11...

Did Jeantel help or hurt the prosecution?

Why did she have to testify for two days? Last Monday marked the second week...

Tracey Ashleys got jokes

Comedienne joins all-female lineup on Wanda Sykes comedy special When Wanda Sykes premieres and hosts...

Can FMUs president restore confidence, stability?

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis shares her vision as her official start...

The Miami Times 2013-09-29 04:12:30

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="title"] Ceremony promotes abstinent lifestyle Love is patient . . . This...

Youth vow to live purely

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="title"] Ceremony promotes abstinent lifestyle Love is patient . . . This...

Local filmmaker doesnt let age stop his dreams

12-year-old has his own production company My name is Aaron Johnson, Im the CEO of...

Jacksons trustee chair explains bond request

Last Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a measure to call a...

Parental involvement key to our childrens education

In the June 19th editorial of The Miami Times entitled, Parents need to join the...