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Black leaders blast Gov. Scott

While hundreds of thousands Haitians were stripped of their citizenship and ordered out of the Dominican Republic, Florida Gov. Rick Scott stood silent, but he has recently attended numerous rallies protesting the Venezuelan government crackdown on protesters petitioning the White ...

The ABC's of Carvalho

The room for this interview was an immaculate office overlooking midtown. There was a large desk, and several tall bookshelves covered with many framed pictures of family, friends and the colleagues of Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. Here, the leader ...

Overtown street renamed for Clarence Pittman, Jr.

Community leaders, politicians and residents gathered yesterday in Overtown to celebrate the life and legacy of longshoreman leader Clarence Pittman, Jr., who died last December of heart disease. At the Longshorman Union Hall across from the historic Lyric Theatre, relatives, ...

Separate but equal? FAMU-FSU engineering program to split

The chairman of the Board of Trustees for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) sent a stern letter expressing his opposition to an amendment that would create a second college of engineering at Florida State University (FSU). The the amendment ...

Is Miami-Dade College moving to Opa-locka?

Tucked in Westview, Miami-Dade College North Campus, is moving to Opa-locka without having to move at all, due to an annexation plan that features a 1.4 square mile increase to the city limit. The third largest predominantly Black city in ...

Congresswoman travels to Haiti

U.S. Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (teal)

Veteran gets shortchanged on education benefits

For the last two semesters Army Veteran Billy Leonard, 54, has been working towards his Associate of Science degree in Funeral Service Education at Miami Dade College [MDC] to become a funeral director. The problem is his Veterans Retraining Assistance ...

Miami Gardens hires new police chief

North Miami’s City Manager Stephen Johnson has been hired to lead the police force in Miami Gardens as residents pressure city leaders to address recent incidents of gun violence that have claimed innocent lives. Johnson has served for 30 years ...

Top Stories This Week

Top stories creating all the buzz in South Florida's Black communities this week.

Seven million enrolled

Thousands of residents in Miami and across South Florida flooded call centers and health clinics Monday in a last-minute surge that dramatically helped President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Plan reach its goal of seven million enrollments after a sluggish start ...

No Boos is Good Boos

It’s Friday night in Overtown. In the hallowed halls of historic Lyric Theatre, everyone is eagerly awaiting the next act. Enter Corenzo Matthews on the stage, wearing a short sleeve, turquoise-colored shirt and white pants. He’s lean and has a ...

'Hey that's my seat! Get your own!'

When spectators enter the historic halls of the Lyric Theater on Friday, they may take a second look at their ticket after noticing a name on their seat. It's all part of the Take a Seat sponsorship program, an ongoing ...

Net Loss

One look at Serena Williams hoisting the crystal Sony Trophy on Saturday to a worldwide television audience and you’ll find another young inspired Black tennis heading to an inner-city court to chase after similar dreams.

Haitian director accuses U.S. government of corruption

Filmmaker Raoul Peck discussed the politics of representation through visual media. In an intimate gathering of 25 students and faculty members at Florida International University (FIU), Peck sat at a news desk, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication ...

Top Stories This Week

These are the stories creating the largest buzz in South Florida's Black communities.

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