Top Stories This Week

Chloe Herring | 6/12/2014, 1:43 p.m.
Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

1. Miami Edison Middle School takes on new name, different focus

One of Miami's historic Black educational institutions will become a thing of the past when Miami Edison Middle School opens its doors in the fall under a different name.

2. Board rejects Opa-locka's annexation plan

In a heated community hearing, Miami-Dade’s Planning and Advisory Board rejected Opa-locka’s plan to annex an area that includes Miami-Dade College’s North Campus.

3. Apartments in Miami Gardens, Opa-locka sued for allegedly discriminating against disabled

After millions of dollars spent on luxuries and upgrades to apartment units and parking lots, an Opa-locka tenant suffers a serious and likely avoidable fall.

4. Black entrepreneur has big shoes to fill with Flat Out Heels business

Most ladies can recall a moment in their lives where they were tempted to do the unthinkable — ditching the pretty yet painful heels and just walking to or from their next destination shoeless.

5. 'Colors of the Caribbean' offers island flavor, education

The taste of the Caribbean Islands will come to South Florida this weekend with the third annual Colors of the Caribbean Festival, a free event hosted by the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation Inc.