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Top Stories This Week

Chloe Herring | 4/9/2014, 2:40 p.m.
Top stories creating all the buzz in South Florida's Black communities this week.

1) Florida Gov. Rick Scott at odds with Black community leaders

As Gov. Rick Scott becomes more vocal about crises in Venezuala, the frustration of Black leaders intensify. Members of the Florida Black Caucus say the governor has been negligent toward their concerns. Find out this week why they say the governor's support of South Florida's Venezuelan community is merely a ploy for his re-election.

2) The ABC's of Alberto Caravalho: Superintendent opens up about life, success

Some may know that Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was honored as the nation's School Superintendent of the Year. What you may not know is he beat out 48 other contenders for that title. Or you may not know that he came from very humble beginnings. Read more about Carvalho and his affinity with Black Miami in an exclusive piece in The Miami Times.

3)Miami Gardens hires police chief to spark change

Miami Gardens, a city rocked by calamity, crime and violence, has appointed a new police chief. Former city manager of North Miami, Stephen Johnson is expected to face challenges head on - having to devise a strategy to reduce crime in a neighborhood calloused by police harassment.

4) Overtown renames major street after the late Clarence Pittman, Jr.

A clear leader and local advocate, the late Clarence Pittman, Jr. will be honored for his legacy of service. Although Pittman passed last year, his name will live on, remembered through a street in Overtown. Find out what street will be renamed for Pittman in this week's Miami Times.