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Low income residents find affordable housing elusive among rental developments in Black neighborhoods

People like Carolyn Boyce don’t believe the housing complexes in Miami that say they have affordable units have any that are truly affordable. A volunteer for the Miami-Dade Chapter of the NAACP, Boyce last August searched for housing for some ...

Go to school, end up in jail

If your child shoots a spitball or throws a lollipop into a classroom, it can lead to expulsion. Statewide programs are in place to stop students from interrupting their education because of behavioral issues and misdemeanors committed on school grounds. ...

Jackson North dedicates new surgical center

First came the speeches and the accolades. Then, community leaders from across South Florida officially dedicated the Sandy A. Sears Surgical Center at the Jackson North Medical Center Thursday to the retired hospital executive, who for decades steered the facility ...

Born with a big heart

Sonja Greene-Smith was born with an enlarged heart, one that had grown to five times the size of a normal heart. From the very onset of her diagnosis Greene-Smith was determined to experience life in the same way she saw ...

Helipad takes flight at Jackson South

Jackson South Community Hospital celebrated the opening of its new helipad with an inaugural helicopter landing Friday, Jan. 23. The new helipad will allow air ambulance transfers between Jackson South and other hospitals. The new helipad also brings Jackson South ...

Kennedy and King dreamed of a color-blind society

In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she was going to take us to hear the next president of the United States speak. ...

United Teachers of Dade to host second annual education gala

The United Teachers of Dade will host its second annual Education Gala and Masquerade Ball at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Jungle Island, 1111 Jungle Island Trail. The gala will honor community leaders dedicated to improving local public schools.

Developer pulls out to build Walmart in North Miami

Retrosource, the developer who wanted to build a Walmart Neighborhood Market in North Miami, abruptly withdrew its application to build the store in the city’s Griffin Estates neighborhood. The surprise announcement came last Tuesday at North Miami’s city council meeting, ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“Our young people are creative, innovative and talented. Their contributions towards community change can be powerful when the opportunity to participate is accessible ” - Saliha Nelson, Vice President

North Miami Beach city manager apologizes over musghots

North Miami Beach officials are asking for forgiveness after mugshots of Black men were used during target practice at a shooting range in Medley

South Florida celebrates Martin Luther King

Daniel and Felecia Townsend have never missed the MLK Commemorative Breakfast at Florida International University. In the last 24 years, FlU has hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a month-long series of events honoring the life and legacy ...

Community rallies behind embattled major

For 30 years, Allapattah Homeowners Association president Albena Sumner has worked closely with the City of Miami Police Department to keep her neighborhood and surrounding areas safe from criminal and drug activity. She has worked on several boards and beautification ...

New commission chair vows to lower poverty program

Freshly minted Miami-Dade Commission Chairman Jean Monestime took his oath of office Friday, and immediately pledged to use his position to defend the county’s neediest residents — who, by the way, live in his district — with a “Chairman’s Council ...

Black-owned face recognition company sets high goals

Remember the movie “Minority Report,” in which Tom Cruise walks by a Gap store and the software scans his eyes and announces that the khaki’s he bought last time were on sale? Wynwood-based Kairos writes software that works similarly but ...

South Florida celebrates MLK

Daniel and Felecia Townsend have never missed the MLK Commemorative Breakfast at Florida International University. In the last 24 years, FlU has hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a month-long series of events honoring the life and legacy ...

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