Top Stories This Week

Chloe Herring | 7/3/2014, 12:20 p.m.
Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

1) Jurors in civil trial find police officers not liable in killing Black males

Two Blacks watched helplessly as a judge allowed defense attorneys to attack the credibility of a woman who sued two police officers who injured her and brutally killed two Blacks in Little Haiti seven years ago.

2) Groundbreaking for new Transit Village in Liberty City

Leaders gave speeches and shoveled the ceremonial dirt to commemorate the beginning of construction for the Transit Village project.

3) EEOC joins local organizations in observing 1964 Civil Rights Act

Federal and local agencies joined together to recognize the landmark legislation that outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin exactly 50 years ago.

4) Soldier wins long battle to become an American citizen

Just on the cuff of this country's independence day, 26-year-old Elisha Dawkins overcomes personal struggle by becoming a U.S. citizen.