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Junkanoo street festival for Saturday canceled

All outdoor activities associated with the Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival 2015, including the street festival, has been postponed. In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the islands of The Bahamas, the Bahamas Consulate General Miami, its Ministry of Tourism and ...

Miami-Dade's first Black police director found dead Wednesday

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) said it is investigating the death of former Miami-Dade Police Department Police Director Robert Parker. Parker was a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and the first Black to hold the post of Director under former ...

Closed housing projects to blame for crime in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens residents like to talk, especially when they socialize. When the talk is about crime in the area many residents say the same thing — that the increase in crime can be blamed on displaced housing projects residents. The ...

Million Man March returns for Justice or Else

Twenty years ago, the National Mall was filled with countless Black men who stood together at the Million Man March, seeking a positive change in their lives, their communities and their nation. Most attendees described the historic event as impactful ...

West Grove gets official visitor center

With a growing number of locals and visitors seeking to experience and explore Miami’s vibrant multicultural heritage neighborhoods, on Monday the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau launched the Coconut Grove Village West Visitor Center inside KROMA gallery, a communal ...

Prisoner fathers reunite with their children

Warnisha Davis hadn't seen her father in six years. The 16-year-old was teary-eyed when she saw him last Wednesday at the Everglades Re-Entry Center, a correctional facility for prisoners who have three or less years left on their prison sentences. ...

North Miami city council condemns Dominican Republic

North Miami elected officials are calling out the Dominican Republic for the act of approving a law that will make citizens of Haitian descent be deported if they cannot prove their Dominican ethnicity. The city council is also calling out ...

Food trucks invade Miami Gardens park

Miami Gardens' residents enjoyed a night out in the city while dining on eats from local food trucks, which included some southern, Mexican, Italian and Caribbean cuisine along with choices for desserts. The event, sponsored by City Councilman Rodney Harris, ...

City of Miramar proposes higher tax rate

The city of Miramar held a special City Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 15, to set the city’s proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2015-16, as well as to set the estimated assessment rate for Fire Protection Services and to ...

Scott could appoint a Black circuit judge to bench

Names of a Black lawyer and a Black judge have been sent to Gov. Rick Scott as possible replacements for retiring Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Victoria Sigler. Ayana Harris, an assistant federal public defender, and County Court Judge Wendell Mitchell Graham ...

Smiley: Dr. King’s speeches brought him back to life

The South Florida Book Fair, an annual event held for book lovers and friends, took place at the African American Resource Library and Cultural Center on Sistrunk Blvd., on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, with authors that delighted, ...

Obama silent on stateless Dominicans

The silence from Congress, the U.S. State Department and President Barack Obama is troubling on civic and human rights violation by the Dominican Republic against Haitian-descendents living in Dominican Republic, said politicians, human rights activists and lawyers. On a conference ...

National Urban League Conference convenes in Broward

A chance to hear from some of the candidates seeking the 2016 presidential nomination from their parties comes to South Florida at the 2015 National Urban League Conference at the end of July. The four-day conference, from July 29-Aug. 1, ...

Miami Worldcenter wins again

Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted 12-0 to approve a Community Development District for the Miami Worldcenter. The proposal of the Miami Worldcenter CDD brought dozens of concerns citizens and community members who wanted their voices heard on the matter – people ...

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for disabled

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the Marian Center in Miami Gardens on Monday for his ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 642, the Florida Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The bill establishes trust funds for people with disabilities and ...

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