Top Stories This Week
5/22/2014, 10:30 a.m.
Closed roads, additional lighting and 600 police officers are the ingredients in a recipe for improved security this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. Urban Beach Week brings in an estimated 250,000 visitors who take to the city's beaches, hotels, restaurants and night clubs. What excitement will tourists bring this year?
The battle for the state's highest government office may become more interesting, as Democrat candidate Charlie Crist addresses demographic groups left out by current governor Rick Scott. Self-proclaimed "people's governor," Crist, opened a new campaign office in Liberty City where he spoke to about 75 local leaders and residents.
Those foods familiar to the taste buds of many Black Americans - pigeon peas and rice, fried fish, collard greens, sweet potato pie - will attract thousands of foodies to both West Palm and Lauderhill starting Friday, May 23. The Kinfolk Soul Food Festival is touted as a family-friendly alternative to the Memorial Day Weekend craziness on South Beach.
Pop-up boutiques, roundtable discussions, and a "silence dance party" were all features of last week's Miami Fashion Week. Find out about those, Cynthia Bailey's workshop and more in our recap.