Movin’ On Up: Historic West Grove experiencing construction boom

Miami’s oldest Black community, the historic West Grove founded by Bahamian settlers, is experiencing a construction boom with several projects that include new $15 million residential towers complex designed to spark economic development in the area.

Highway construction forces last man standing out of his Overtown home

Benjamin Brown has lived in his Overtown home since The Great Depression. At 80 years old, his home has been in the family Since World War I. It’s the only home Brown has lived in. But next week, the blue ...

Continuing MLK's Legacy: Florida's working class speaks out against minimum wage

Restaurant and labor workers across South Florida are joining Democratic leaders in urging state lawmakers to close the widening gap between the poor and affluent by raising the minimum wage.

No clemency hearing for Giles or Alexander

Two Black Florida residents who are in separate self-defense trials will have to wait longer to have their clemency cases reviewed by state officials. Despite Senator Dwight Bullard's ongoing efforts to obtain pardons for Michael Giles and Marissa Alexander, neither ...

Firehouse Subs donation heats up Opa-locka Police Department

Nearly nine years ago, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and education responders and public safety organizations.

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Shooting at Liberty City store kills one and injures two

One woman was killed and two others injured Monday when a man opened fire on customers at the King Brother’s Market in Liberty City before fleeing the store. Two of the victims were men who were shot in the arm ...

Black leaders blast Gov. Scott

While hundreds of thousands Haitians were stripped of their citizenship and ordered out of the Dominican Republic, Florida Gov. Rick Scott stood silent, but he has recently attended numerous rallies protesting the Venezuelan government crackdown on protesters petitioning the White ...

The ABC's of Carvalho

The room for this interview was an immaculate office overlooking midtown. There was a large desk, and several tall bookshelves covered with many framed pictures of family, friends and the colleagues of Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. Here, the leader ...

Overtown street renamed for Clarence Pittman, Jr.

Community leaders, politicians and residents gathered yesterday in Overtown to celebrate the life and legacy of longshoreman leader Clarence Pittman, Jr., who died last December of heart disease. At the Longshorman Union Hall across from the historic Lyric Theatre, relatives, ...

Separate but equal? FAMU-FSU engineering program to split

The chairman of the Board of Trustees for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) sent a stern letter expressing his opposition to an amendment that would create a second college of engineering at Florida State University (FSU). The the amendment ...

Is Miami-Dade College moving to Opa-locka?

Tucked in Westview, Miami-Dade College North Campus, is moving to Opa-locka without having to move at all, due to an annexation plan that features a 1.4 square mile increase to the city limit. The third largest predominantly Black city in ...

Congresswoman travels to Haiti

U.S. Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (teal)

Veteran gets shortchanged on education benefits

For the last two semesters Army Veteran Billy Leonard, 54, has been working towards his Associate of Science degree in Funeral Service Education at Miami Dade College [MDC] to become a funeral director. The problem is his Veterans Retraining Assistance ...

Miami Gardens hires new police chief

North Miami’s City Manager Stephen Johnson has been hired to lead the police force in Miami Gardens as residents pressure city leaders to address recent incidents of gun violence that have claimed innocent lives. Johnson has served for 30 years ...