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Miami-Dade teacher loses home in tragic fire

UTD President Fedrick Ingram, quickly stepped up and assisted with donations.

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$1 million investment coming to Overtown

Allegany Franciscan Ministries to invest in projects of the community’s choice

Nonprofit organization to invest money into Overtown

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Flawed disparity study leads to changes

School Board implements anti-discriminatory policy and reinstates the M/WBE program

Policy could change how school district deals with Black firms

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Brian Dennis to Miami-Dade mayor: 'I drive around Coral Gables ... and I know how the other half lives as well'

Miami Times "Word on The Street" columnist Brian Dennis responds to Miami-Dade Mayor

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Louis Stokes, Congressman and champion of the poor, dies at 90

Louis Stokes garnered national attention as the head of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which after two years of investigations in the late 1970s concluded that the Kennedy and King killings may have involved conspiracies.

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Who is looking out for the children?

For the 2014 Federal fiscal year, Title I, Part A was the single largest investment for K-12 education with an estimated $14.4 billion dollars allocated.

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#1 ranked Miami Central Rockets beats Royal Palm Wildcats 48-6

Royal Palm Beach no match for powerful Miami Central

Royal Palm Beach no match for powerful Miami Central. Miami Central is ranked #1 in the 2015 South Florida High School Football preseason top 20 ranking

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Deadly shooting during live TV news report in Va.

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning.

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President Obama visits New Orleans to commemorate 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina left some 1,800 dead and a million people displaced

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, President Barack Obama will visit the city on Thursday, Aug. 27th

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From Jena 6 to law school: Theodore Shaw

A guy who was charged with attempted murder as part of the notorious 'Jena Six' got a full ride to law school

The Jena Six were initially charged with attempted second-degree murder for beating a student who had to go to the emergency room but who later attended a school event that same night.

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If it's viral, it's here!

In today's Viral Vybez, Drake and Serena Williams dating, R&B singer Kelis reveals baby bump, comedian Tracy Morgan ties knot and more!

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Allstate and Tom Joyner to Celebrate Family During Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend, September 3rd – September 7th, families from all over the country will join Joyner and his celebrity friends for a weekend filled with stellar concerts, interaction with celebrities and leaders, enlightening seminars, and endless activities for people of all ages inside the free expo which is open to the public.

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Viral Vybez

In today's Viral Vybez Dr. Dre apologizes to the women he assaulted, Huckabee feels MLK would be ‘appalled’ by Black Lives Matter movement and more!

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Town hall reveals united front against oil drilling

Miramar held meeting Tuesday; Pembroke Pines to meet Thursday

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam and members of the Miramar City Commission hosted a town hall meeting to oppose oil drilling in Broward County on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The meeting came on the heels of a drilling application submitted July 2 by Kanter Real Estate, for property located six miles west of the city limits of Miramar in unincorporated Broward County. Kanter Real Estate had requested that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issue a permit that would allow Kanter or its related entities to conduct exploratory oil drilling operations to about 11,800 feet in depth.

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Watts still struggles 50 years after riot

Fifty years ago this week, Watts was ablaze. The citizens of this all-Black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era’s racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline. A half-century later, the once-thriving district exhibits little of the revitalization that had been promised and expected. The people and leaders of Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore — cities that burned after the police-involved deaths of Black men —should take note. They also must rebuild after the incendiary reactions to Michael Brown’s and Freddie Gray’s controversial fatalities.

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Track star shines at Junior Olympics

Zatoria Thompson, 13, of Pembroke Pines recently finished first place in the high jump for 14-year-old girls at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Va.

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Bond leaves lasting legacy

Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness, according to a statement issued Sunday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group that he founded in 1971 and helped oversee for the rest of his life. President Barack Obama called Bond “a hero.”

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Where are the Black candidates?

Election season is going strong with the national and presidential candidates parading across the country. But the Black faces are scarce. Locally, mostly the same candidates are running for reelection, while the county’s top job, which is up for grabs in 2016, has drawn no Black candidates thus far.

St. John CDC celebrates 30 years

The late Edwin Demeritte among honorees at fundraiser Friday at Jungle Island

For 30 years, the St. John Community Development Corp. has dedicated itself to bringing affordable housing units to residents of Overtown. On Friday, Aug. 21, the nonprofit organization celebrates its 30th anniversary with its annual "Things are Cooking in Overtown" fundraiser at Jungle Island, where several community members will be honored. “We are honoring some fearless leaders that are making a difference in our community,” said Dr. Nelson Adams III, president of the St. John CDC, in a statement. “It is important to pay homage to people that are making strides in our community and to recognize them for their accomplishments.”

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Who’s really looking out for the children?

It is said that you should make sure that every I is dotted and every T is crossed. But we oftentimes forget that the small J in the alphabet has a dot (j) over it and not paying attention to that small detail cost me close to $11,000 in unpaid salary and put the Brothers Of The Same Mind organization in inactive status as a nonprofit and out of business.

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