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Tondreau taken into custody Tuesday after being convicted of five counts related to wire fraud

One minute Lucie Tondreau was smiling and chatting with friends just a few feet away from prosecutors. Two hours later, the former North Miami Mayor stood silent and stoic as the jury foreman told her she was convicted of wire ...

Mayor unveils jobs program

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez noted a phenomenon from the office where he sits: the construction cranes peppering the skies over the county. “Do you see that?” Gimenez said, pointing at the construction activity in downtown Miami outside the window ...

Housing discrimination suit settled

Elite Riverview Apartments, the Miami rental complex that was sued for discrimination in May after it allegedly denied Blacks to view rental units, has settled the case out of court, according to legal documents obtained by The Miami Times. The ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Simms, 87, dies in Alabama

Miami-Dade County just learned it lost a front-runner for Miami’s Blacks who worked to bridge the gaps in understanding between integrating communities. Robert “Bob” Simms died in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Dec. 16. He was 87. Born in Alabama in 1927, Simms ...

Second Opa-locka commissioner under fire

The scrutiny of Opa-locka’s newly elected officials continues, this time from the U.S. government regarding returning commissioner Terence Pinder. On Nov. 5, one day after Pinder was elected an Opa-locka commissioner, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) swiftly debarred him ...

US, Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the ...

Candlelight vigil scheduled for slain Miami resident

Candlelight vigil scheduled for slain Miami resident

Black officers: White culture impairs policing Blacks

The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility displayed toward mourning protesters in Ferguson, Mo. ...

From universities to the streets, students at heart of protests

A thunder of voices resounded as protesters, like a dark cloud, shadowed the sunny Coral Gables campus at the University of Miami (UM). Michael Brown. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Joe Ferrell. Sean Bell. Rekia Boyd. John Crawford. Ezell Ford. Amadou ...

A Haitian leader’s fall from grace

Her name is Kettley Alphonse. She bought a house in Miami Shores in 2007. She didn’t know the price of the house was $564,000 at the time of the closing. She just signed on the dotted line on numerous documents ...

Coping with Alzheimer’s

The sacrifices are tremendous. Bathing. Feeding. Cooking. Supervising. For many, taking care of aging parents or relatives with Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming and at times unhealthy. The number of people diagnosed with the deadly disease has risen over the ...

Hundreds celebrate the season with Holiday Jubilee

The sounds of the season permeated Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater last Saturday, where hundreds were entertained and uplifted by some of Miami’s Black church choirs during The Miami Times’ Holiday Jubilee.

MOCA celebrates Art Basel with hope

Hundreds of prized art. An edgy exhibit. Nigerian royalty. A new book. It's life after a bitter breakup for North Miami's Museum of Contemporary of Art (MOCA). The museum on Monday kicked off Art Basel with an exclusive reception for ...

Black Chamber of Commerce turns the big 40

One of Florida’s oldest Black business institutions is turning 40 years old — a milestone marked by celebration even as it faces the future with apprehension. The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) has been a resource to the Black community ...

Police body cameras on hold in Dade

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is so confident about his police surveillance body cameras, he even tapped his chest in demonstration of how it would work. “The officers would just have to tap the camera and it would start to roll,” ...

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