Top Stories This Week

4/30/2014, 3:59 p.m.
Top stories creating all the buzz in South Florida's Black communities.

1) Blacks in South Florida react to sanctions for NBA Clippers owner Don Sterling

After alleged girlfriend V. Stiviano ousted Clippers owner Don Sterling for making racists comments, many Black NBA players and commentators stood unified against Sterling. Their message was clear: there simply is no room in the NBA for the owner. And then NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued to Sterling maximum penalties. But how does the Black community feel about the sanctions? Also check out the Miami Times editorial.

2) High school artists, volunteers transform bus stops into masterpieces


Erick Johnson

Cars passing by honked their approval and encouragement on one of the busiest intersections in Liberty City. After eight hours in the warm Miami sun, Northwestern seniors gazed upon their completed project: a freshly painted bus stop mural. The mural is part of an international effort by the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project. So what iconic leader did student volunteers choose to commemorate?

3) Dramatic suspension bridge that forced out residents has been years in the making

Benjamin Brown moved out of his Overtown family home of nearly 100 years on Monday after packing up generations of photos, plaques and other heirlooms in the only house he has ever called home. But he, business owners and Black community leaders were aware of the forced expulsion for many years before this week. Brown's home and other structures are making way for a massive $600 million construction project that will build a new suspension bridge.

4) Why are Black women so Angry? Black men provide their perspectives

In this exclusive Miami Times report, a staff reporter returns to the series hosted by the Urban League of Greater Miami called "Why Are Black Women So Angry?" It's a controversial question, but the panel and audience members sought to get to the root of frustrations they agreed to be both existent and justified.