Sentence in: Michael Dunn gets life behind bars

A life sentence in prison, no parole. That’s the conviction Michael Dunn received for his fatal shooting of teenager Jordan Davis in Jacksonville.

Accuser reneges on sex assault claim; details Harris to play again

Former Booker T. Washington athlete Treon Harris is back on his college football team and set to play this Saturday at home.

In fight for city’s future, Miami Gardens candidates square off

It’s a tough choice for voters in Miami Gardens. Andre Williams, a seasoned attorney, is known throughout the city for his tenacity and unpopular views toward Florida’s largest Black city. Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro is an educator and popular community activist ...

Leaders push to boost early voter turnout

With voter apathy still a concern, Black community and religious leaders are stepping up efforts to boost voter turnout as early voting begins Oct. 20 for the midterm elections. At a town hall meeting Oct. 7 at Mt. Calvary Missionary ...

Miami's youngest commissioner making moves for District 5

The speakers that boomed happy music in the middle of Overtown beckoned residents to attend First Friday. Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon catches a beat and starts to move to “Good Kisser” by Usher. In between dance steps, he plants ...

Commission endorses Black museum

The Miami-Dade County commission last week endorsed a plan to erect a Black museum on Miami’s waterfront. In a unanimous decision, commissioners passed Commissioner Dennis Moss’ resolution to instruct Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s staff to put together a plan ...

A park makeover helps transform Opa-locka

A barren half-acre lot in Opa-locka has been transformed into a picturesque community park. Milkweed plants and Gumbo Limbo trees were among the foliage incorporated into the makeover of Magnolia Park North, where about 100 volunteers and residents created an ...

Major redevelopment setback for SEOPW

A local redevelopment agency is trying to get disengaged residents on board with plans to renovate and beautify their dilapidated homes. Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA) Director Clarence Woods said he is practically begging half of ...

UPDATE: Treon Harris' lawyer says accuser withdrew sexual assault claim

The lawyer for suspended Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris said on Friday that his accuser has withdrawn her sexual assault claim.

Recovered people can still spread Ebola to sex partners

Ebola can survive in semen for months after a man recovers from the infection, posing an ongoing threat to sexual partners long after he is well.

Road to renovation marked by mixed responses in Overtown

A slumped Overtown condominium building will undergo renovations next year thanks to a $15 million grant from the Southeast Overtown and Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA). The funds for the renovations to Town Park Plaza North were approved ...

First Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. dead

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. ended with the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, Wednesday morning, Oct. 8. according to hospital staff.

First female president of FMU celebrated

It was a week of celebrations at Florida Memorial University where the Historically Black school held numerous events that culminated with the Presidential Inaugural Gala, a lavish affair that honored the University’s first female president, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis.

Charlie Crist courts Caribbean leaders

As the gubernatorial election approaches less than 30 days from now, former Governor Charlie Crist turned his attention to the growing Caribbean immigrant community in South Florida. On Sunday, Oct. 5, Crist filled his day with a multitude of events, ...

Worldcenter agreement passes despite proposed job cuts

It was about noon when someone gave Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon a memo: Miami Worldcenter Group LLC had revised the jobs component of the development agreement -- and it was not for the better. In a last-minute maneuver, Worldcenter tried ...