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Protests, shootings, acquittals: A nation in turmoil

The Rev. Al Sharpton criticized efforts to mute the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, saying a sustained protest is the only way to force change. “It's mind-changing time,'' Sharpton told listeners during his weekly address at the National Action Network's ...

More slums found in the West Grove area

Under the hot sun in the plaza of a building complex infested with termites, rats and the stench of hidden bags of old garbage, representatives from the Homeless Trust, Miami-Dade County and city of Miami, local churches and other organizations ...

Congressional candidates are appealing to voters

As attention swirls around the floor fights and accusations of plagiarism at the Republican National Convention, South Florida’s congressional candidates are making the case for why they should go or return to Capitol Hill. Three congressional races are on the ...

The $25,000 question: Bullard vs. Korge

The quest for the Florida Senate District 40 Democratic candidate narrowed to three after former Republican-turned-Democrat Ana Rivas Logan exited the race last week Tuesday. With Rivas Logan out, incumbent State Sen. Dwight Bullard, businessman Andrew Korge and Missalys Perez ...

Street Talk

I think everyone should teach their kids how to act around police, Black, white, Hispanic, Asian. What we fail to understand, having cops in my family and being from the military is, there is a threat, and if you’re disobeying ...

Luster qualified to run for U.S. Senate

Attorney Reginald Luster wants the citizens of Florida to know that they do have a candidate for the U.S. Senate that is skilled, qualified and experienced in legislative legal matters. And he is that candidate. As the field of candidates ...

It’s just my opinion . . . what’s yours?

When you read “Word On the Street,” you are reading an opinionated column based on my thoughts and conversations that I have with residents around the city and in other areas that I put into my own words. When I ...

Meek Foundation lands major deal at Opa-locka Airport

A foundation started by Carrie P. Meek is a step closer to developing a 120-acre parcel at Opa-locka Executive Airport in an arrangement that will reap millions in payments for the nonprofit. The deal could lead to major construction projects ...

Black, old and locked up

The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about reducing the elderly population in prison or what to do with the elderly once released is still being debated and studied. ...

We’re ready for the court, Black judicial candidates exclaim

Renee Gordon goes from event to event, introducing herself to potential voters in her quest to become the first Black female elected to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, against three other men. Former state Rep. Yolly Roberson also is running for ...

Inner-city school grades improve

Gwendolyn Haynes-Evans, principal at Shadowlawn Elementary, said she was “extremely elated” when school performance grades were released by the Florida Dept. of Education last Friday. Her school, located at 149 NW 49th St. near Little Haiti, was one of the ...

Liberty Square rehab given to Related Urban

County commissioners last Wednesday unanimously selected developer Related Urban Development Group to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, but not before a spirited discussion that resulted in several amendments to the agreement.

Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders

Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a political revolution energized millions of voters, bestowed his long-awaited endorsement on Hillary Clinton Tuesday, the Democratic former rivals embracing and praising each other before a cheering crowd of thousands. Just two weeks shy of ...

Oversight reveals slippery contracts

When reviewing the city of Opa-locka spread sheet for contracts and resolutions there are a lot of questionable transactions that are now coming to light that has been written about in this column. The Contract Review Committee of the Financial ...

Corrine Brown pleads not guilty to 24 federal counts

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses in a grand jury indictment unsealed after an investigation into what prosecutors call a phony charity turned ...

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