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Black press columnist George Curry Dead at 69

Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69.

Public meets politicians at Miami Times forum

Both politics and politicians were on full display Wednesday night, Aug. 10, as the Miami Times hosted its 2016 Candidate Forum, an event that allowed the public to meet and hear most of the men and women behind the campaign ...

Political hopefuls tackle their social and economic differences

A beauty queen, a hotel owner, two classroom teachers, a hard-core progressive and two people who’ve had legal or ethics issues. This group of seven makes up a crowded field of candidates who say they are eager to make a ...

Judge Jason Bloch sues his opponent over qualifications

Incumbent Circuit Court Judge Jason Bloch is suing the challenger for his judicial seat, saying her candidate filing documents hid her sources of income and have questionable information about her work history and background that make her unfit for the ...

Clinton ally talks to victims of gun violence

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of a bullet to the head that ended her promising political career, met with families of Miami children who were less fortunate and didn’t survive their wounds. Giffords, and her husband former NASA astronaut ...

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Miami Gardens’ residents will elect a mayor and heads of three council seats Aug. 30. They will also vote to accept or reject an amendment to the charter.

Merrett Stierheim heads to Opa-locka City Hall

Hoping to get to the bottom of Opa-locka’s fiscal woes and procedures, state Inspector General Melinda Miguel has called in Miami-Dade’s go-to guy for untangling municipal messes: Merrett Stierheim. Miguel announced at the Aug. 11 oversight board meeting that Stierheim ...

2,000 book bags given away by Edmonson

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson helped get District 3 children back-to-school ready at the 10th annual District 3 Back to School Fun Day/Health and Info Fair on Aug. 13 at Olinda Park. Two thousand children received new book bags filled ...

What’s happening Aug. 30? The Florida Primary Election

It’s too late to register to vote in the Primary Election. You can still register to vote in the General Election, Nov. 8, 2016. The registration deadline is Oct. 11

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center Inc. (NHCMHC) is a 501©3 nonprofit community based organization that serves the most vulnerable neighbors and neighborhoods of Miami-Dade County. Founded on a commitment to increase the quality of life for marginalized children, youth ...

Thousands lose homes in Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many people by surprise. At least six people were killed. The weather had improved from ...

Miami Gardens Election

Oliver Gilbert III has shown solid leadership in Miami Gardens since he was elected mayor. He has dealt deftly with complex issues such as suggesting and getting voters to pass a $60 million general obligation bond as well as suing ...

Go to jail: Feds nab Opa-locka officials

Former Opa-locka City Manager David Chiverton surrendered to federal authorities on Monday for allegedly being part of a gang that attempted to extort thousands of dollars from business owners. His arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into public corruption ...

Murphy refuses to debate opponents

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio resigned his seat to run for president only to return for the seat after solidly losing in the Florida presidential primary. Potential candidates on the Democratic side include Congressman Patrick Murphy, Congressman Alan Grayson and newcomer ...

Slighted firefighter sues the county

Faye Davis has had enough. For 27 years, the firefighter has worked for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue department, climbing her way up through the ranks from firefighter to lieutenant, to her current position of captain. But when it came time ...

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