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Lawyer said he plans to file sexual harassment lawsuit against Miami Gardens Police Chief Antonio Brooklen

A day after the city of Miami Gardens announced the resignation of Police Chief Antonio Brooklen, a local attorney confirmed that earlier this week he notified the city that he was preparing to file a federal lawsuit against the top ...

Antonio Brooklen, Miami Gardens police chief, resigns

Antonio Brooklen, Miami Gardens chief of police for a little more than 10 months tendered his resignation, Thursday, Sept. 22, citing the need to spend time with his family.

Community icon Dorothy Edwards dies at 102

Known as a mentor and inspiration to many in Miami’s Black community, retired school administrator and community icon Dorothy Wright Edwards died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. She was 102 years old. Wright was born in Jacksonville, on January 13, 1914. ...

Museum sheds light on Black history

"There will never be a Negro president in this country," a young African American man is seen saying to James Baldwin, a renowned writer and civil rights activist in San Francisco in 1963. Baldwin assures the young man: "There will ...

Mayor race do-over set for Dec. 6

Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert said the Florida Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Aug. 30 primary election results threw him for a loop. But he will abide by the decision and prepare to hit the campaign trail again for ...

Opa-locka proposes tax rate of 10 percent

Opa-locka will enter the new fiscal year with fewer employees, department reorganizations, and the highest property tax rate allowed by state law, as city leaders struggle to fix its finances. Meanwhile, Merrett Stierheim, the state-appointed inspector general who oversees the ...

Trump meets with the Haitian community in South Florida

Haitian religious leaders from the tri-county area, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, gathered at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami to speak to Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Former New York Mayor and former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani ...

Voting rights focus at Black caucus conference; new initatives announced

WASHINGTON – With a historic presidential election just weeks away and new restrictive voter laws in many states, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) last Wednesday announced new initiatives, it said, will help protect voting rights for African Americans and ...

North Miami CRA gets the green light

North Miami’s community redevelopment agency, once heavily criticized for using the bulk of its funds for salaries and administrative costs with little done to benefit the community, was given new life Tuesday via the Miami-Dade County Commission. During the regular ...

Questionable behavior

The Black community is tired of being everybody’s stepping stone to raise a platform on, especially when the platform is us. The sad part about it is, that it’s the very same people that look like you and I that’s ...

Hurricanes dominate Rattlers

Against Miami, Florida A&M had absolutely no answers. FAMU gave up a program-record 42 points in the third quarter and Miami had no trouble manhandling the Rattlers for a 70-3 victory here at Hard Rock Stadium Saturday, Sept. 3. The ...

Coming ‘together’ to fight youth violence

A newly formed coalition comprised of local government, education, law enforcement and judicial organizations, among others, have come together to hopefully combat the growing youth violence epidemic that is plaguing children and families across Miami-Dade County. Together for Children — ...

Zika, campaign finance reform take bites out of county budget

The residents who attended Miami-Dade County’s first budget hearing had three things on their minds: funding for climate change, the reinstatement of Independent Review Panel and funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The public hearing lasted about seven hours, ...

Ex-Opa-locka manager pleads guilty in federal case

David Chiverton, the former city manager who rose to become the top administrator in Opa-locka as the city became mired in financial problems, pleaded guilty Monday to accepting bribes in a municipal corruption scheme in a Miami federal courtroom. Chiverton ...

No new taxes in North Miami

North Miami residents could see a reduction in taxes, and several improvements throughout the city including additional money to support housing rehabilitation and $2 million in funds for street and sidewalk repairs in the new fiscal year. And, the best ...

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