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OneUnited launches national #BankBlack challenge

Participate in the movement; open a $100 savings account online

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America and the first Black internet bank, is launching the national #BankBlack Challenge, designed to harness the economic power of the Black community focused on one clear financial message that #BlackMoneyMatters. 

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Opa-locka manager Chiverton submits resignation

City Commission rejects request

David Chiverton, the embattled Opa-locka city manager who is under federal investigation, abruptly submitted a resignation to city commissioners Wednesday night. The news caught off guard most commissioners who gathered for the regular commission meeting. Vice Mayor Timothy Holmes was the only member who appeared to be aware of the news. Holmes said he spoke with Chiverton and accepted the resignation. Chiverton did not attend the meeting, and did not return a call by the Miami Times for questions. Mayor Myra Taylor was clearly upset by the announcement. “I don’t like this. [The resignation] was coerced. There was an element of fright,” she said, adding “[we] should take care of us.” The issue sparked nearly 45 minutes of debate. Commissioners voted 3-2 to reject the resignation letter, with Taylor and Commissioners John Riley and Luis Santiago voting in favor; Vice Mayor Holmes and Commissioner Joseph Kelley voted against. Taylor asked that Chiverton meet with commissioners before Aug. 1 to discuss his decision.

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Black hoteliers converge in Miami

Attendees can learn more about being a part of the hospitality industry

Do you want to learn how to become a hotel owner or investor? Then plan on attending the 20th annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show on July 27-29, at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, in Miami, presented by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group.

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Hillary is qualified but needs humility

The country should be more excited that it could elect the first woman president in its 240-year history. Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton could -- like Barack Obama -- earn an indelible mark in the history books, she as the nation’s 45th president.

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Answers needed on questionable shooting of Charles Kinsey

The narrative surrounding the reason why therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police last week is disturbing on many levels. Police say that last Monday North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda tried to shoot a non-compliant autistic man but ended up shooting Kinsey, a Black man, in the leg.

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Why I can’t just get over it, America. Pt. 1

America we have come to the crossroad. A road that has pitted right against wrong. A road that has brought out the worst in us since slavery was abolished. When I read what Blacks are saying, when I read what whites are saying, when I read what we all are saying I see that The disease of racism is truly alive and running rampant.

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NEW facility opens to assist local military veterans

American Legion Post 29 holds ribbon-cutting in Miami with local officials

It is no secret that the recent killings of police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana were both perpetrated by former members of the United States military. It is also no secret that many of our returning military veterans are in desperate need of mental and financial help, as well as physical therapy when they return home from war.

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The Social Whirl

“No one does it like a Bull!” Accordingly, the Class of 1966 at Northwestern certainly did it up at their recent 50 year reunion with the theme; “50 years and the Journey continues.” Reunion activities began on Sunday, July 10th at at Bible Baptist Church with church service, a memorial service all followed by a fellowship brunch.

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‘Married to Medicine’ star gives peek into life, next season

Lisa Nicole Cloud has found success on the reality show, as well as business

Reality stars are known for their messy behaviors and their on-camera personas. One reality star who tries to transcend that and be a model for a good financial foundation is Lisa Nicole Cloud. Cloud is an entrepreneur and a reality star on the Bravo TV series, “Married to Medicine.”

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Florida Memorial students selected to attend an innovation conference

HBCU alumni chosen to develop, pitch business ideas for success

Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program held its inaugural three-day entrepreneurial training and development conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

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Welcome to Chengdu, China

It’s the home of pandas, a giant Buddha and spicy food

Chengdu, China is a war between peaking temples and severe high-rises. There, modernization duels with a respect for history and nature in one of the oldest civilizations on the face of the globe. If you’re looking for a travel destination where you can climb mountains to striking temples, wander through never-ending shopping districts, and eat all the mouth numbingly spicy food Sichuan province is known for, Chengdu is the place to be

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Dems: ‘Stronger together’

Clinton introduces Kaine as her running mate in Miami

The newly minted Democratic ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine touched down in Miami Saturday afternoon to give a sneak preview of the duo that will take on Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the 2016 race for the White House.

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Speech by FLOTUS calls for party unity to beat Trump

A timely balm to heal and unify the Democratic Party came following rifts that challenged the organization’s integrity. Dynamic speeches delivered by said Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, and First Lady Michelle Obama both won the hearts and ignited delegates during the kick-off of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), which convened in Philadelphia July 25-28.

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Seasoned, new politicians vie for Senate District 38

Winner should cater to “haves and have nots”

In a district that spans from tony enclaves such as Golden Beach and Aventura to the working class communities of Liberty City and Little Haiti, Senate District 38 arguably is a classic example of the haves and have nots.

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Chinese investors tour North Miami

City hopes group will develop a Chinatown here

A group of Chinese businessmen and women got a bus tour of the sites that North Miami officials hope will lure them in: breakfast at the Gwen Margolis Center, lunch at the highly touted SoleMia development, with stops at City Hall and a reception at a local restaurant.

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Parker creates new mural in Overtown

The piece was inspired by his love for music, soft colors and inspirational figures

Standing at more than 6 feet tall, Addonis Parker may seem intimåidating to some, but the gentle artist's vivid paintings, murals and sculptures get everyone in the room talking.

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Variety of acts at the Overtown music fest

Festival’s growth is apparent as scores of people attend the event

The best seats in the “house” during The Overtown Music & Arts Festival were those at the New Arena Square Apartments — not the front-row seats. The tenants sat in the comforts of their apartment building gazing out their windows watching Grammy recognized artists perform.

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FIU players on preseason All-Conference USA Football Team

Two seniors and one junior named to the 2016 squad

Florida International University seniors Michael Montero and Jonnu Smith and junior Anthony Wint have been named to the 2016 preseason All-Conference USA Football Team, as chosen by the league's 13 head coaches.

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FAMU addresses Black and Blue Lives Matter

University hosts panel discussion with students and law enforcement

A discussion centered on unity and understanding took place at Florida A&M University on July 13 at the Charles Winter Wood Theatre. The conversation entitled, “Healing Voices: Black and Blue Lives Matter,” included a variety of professional panelists such as law enforcement officials and university professors.

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Do Black lives really matter?

North Miami police shooting of Charles Kinsey raises questions

The shooting of the unarmed Black behavioral therapist by a North Miami police officer has added fuel to an already heated fire about racial discrimination, fairness and accusations of injustice for Black people in the United States. Local social justices advocates, pointing to shootings of other unarmed Black men, say people are close to a boiling point.

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