Top Stories This Week

6/5/2014, 10:25 a.m.
Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities this week.

1. Historic Overtown Church destroyed

Numerous weddings, baptisms and Sunday services were held for over a century in a church building that was destroyed in a fire last Friday.

2. All Aboard Train to Construct Site in Overtown

The long-awaited plans for a transit hub that will be located in Overtown have drawn mixed-emotions in the community from residents concerned about traffic and job creation.

3. Young Business Mogul-in-the-Making Starts Financial Management Business

A recent graduate of Miami Edison Senior High School, Gary Smith, Jr. says he sat in his business class never expecting to become the creator of his own business. Smith is founder of a business dedicated to providing career-minded community service opportunities for high school students.

4. Mural to Showcase Talents of Gifted Students in Liberty City

An art gallery and the mural in a secluded hall at Miami Northwestern Senior High School are two items in a $14,000 project. Both student works were incepted by an idea art teacher had four years ago.

5. Girlfriend Charged with Killing Veteran Miami Police Officer

She told police her boyfriend accidentally shot himself before he died. But Pembroke Pines police accuse Tinikio Thompson of murdering veteran Miami police officer Carl Patrick, who was found dead in his Pembroke Pines home last month.