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Jehovah's Witnesses 2015 summer conventions begin

A three-day seminar June 19-21 discussed, by means of videos, interviews and re-enactments, how the Bible and the example and teachings of Jesus give parents and children the tools to build stronger and more united families. The program opened each ...

Charleston church filled with signs of good and evil

CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Tributes pour into Mother Emanuel, the site of where alleged mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof shot and killed nine people as they studied the Bible together. Church officials said they already had received more than a ...

Rally for Charleston

Several community groups and activists gathered to remember the nine people who were shot and killed by 21-year-old Dylann Roof at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The rally and vigil, entitled "From Charleston to Ft. Lauderdale: ...

Celebrating the fourth of July

Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, so you have Sunday to recuperate from the holiday grilling and partying. Looking for somewhere to go to watch the fireworks? Check out these recommendations: Discover the Native American way of ...

Miami Children's Initiative hosts food Co-Op

Liberty City resident, Izegebe Onyango was used to shopping through Co-Ops. So when she couldn't find one, she asked Miami Children’s Initiative CEO Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety where were the food Co-Ops in the area. “One thing we did in Baltimore often ...

Community leaders honored by Black Affairs Advisory Board

The Black Affairs Advisory Board’s Heritage Planning Committee honored deserving students and hard-working community leaders at their 15th annual Pillar Awards reception on June 20. The Saturday afternoon brunch drew in more than 100 attendees, who gathered to honor the ...

Drugs in the Grove, says activist: ‘We need action now’

Coconut Grove resident Johnny Walker has a knack for telling it like it is. Though many may disagree with his “in your face” approach, he is one of the few who are vocal about the problems of the community of ...

FDOT hears complaints of Seventh Avenue businesses

Florida State Rep. Cynthia Stafford, Florida Department of Transportation Region 6 Secretary Gus Pego and a bevy of FDOT staffers addressed the concerns of District 109 residents in a town hall meeting, especially those adversely impacted by the construction along ...

Miami Gardens City Council receives $62,000

At the Miami Gardens City Council meeting June 24, residents from the Rolling Crest Lake Homeowners Association Inc. brought the council $62,000 for youth. Howard Dupre and Thomas Jones presented checks of $40,000 and $12,000, respectively, from the homeowners association ...

Miami unveils Bahamas’ roots

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado Tuesday celebrated Bahamians as Miami's oldest Caribbean community, welcomed the Consul General of The Bahamas in Miami H. Ricardo Treco and announced the Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Series 2015. “Next month, on July 28, the city ...

Opa-locka budget deficit minimized

Opa-locka has already started to whittle down its budget deficit. Assistant City Manager David Chiverton said overtime has been drawn down, spending is being reduced and the city has canceled some impending contracts. In addition, the city sold two of ...

Black state legislators hacked by Scott’s veto pen

Black State Legislators were among the hardest hit by Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s $461 million cuts from the state budget, which pased at $78 billion. The 19-day, Special Legislative Session - June 1 to June 19 - ended with bad ...

Media tower gets thumbs down from commission

Monday’s Southeast Overtown/ Park West Community Redevelopment Agency board of commissioners meeting brought more than a dozen residents who were split on what should be the fate of Miami Innovation Tower’s digital signs. Although the item was only up for ...

Who will lift up Liberty City?

When the Liberty Square Rising housing redevelopment project was announced by Miami-Dade County back in February, Miami city officials were stunned. After all, they had just met with the new Miami-Dade housing director Michael Liu only a few weeks before ...

The law and you: Sealing and expungement

I have always believed in second chances. More than five years ago, your State Attorney organized the “Second Chance One-Stop” Sealing and Expungement Program through my Community Outreach Division (COD). If someone was charged with a crime in Miami-Dade County ...

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