Top Stories This Week

Chloe Herring | 5/29/2014, 3:07 p.m.
Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities

1. Miami apartments sued for discrimination

A local agency filed a discrimination suit against nine-story Elite Riverview Apartments after conducting a routine social experiment which suggests the housing management believes the apartments to be "too elite" for Black renters.

2. North Miami to hold special elections for new mayor

Local politicians in North Miami renew calls for integrity in city government following the suspension of Lucie Tondreau who faces charges for alleged involvement in an $8 million mortgage fraud scheme.

3. Former homeless man graduates with law degree

Desmond Meade remembers standing on railroad tracks waiting for a train to come. Homeless, hungry and broke, he was convinced that there was no reason to live. So he waited for a train to kill him. It was a long wait.

4. Nigerian girls found but unable to be rescued

Military officials say the 276 Nigerian girls who were abducted over a month ago have been founds. The claims, though unconfirmed, have provided some relief to local Nigerians.

5. Homeless veterans get help fighting war on poverty

Unemployed and homeless, life in South Florida is a battle that seems too difficult for Raymond Leite to win. Leite was one of many servicemen provided helpful services over the weekend.