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We’re ready for the court, Black judicial candidates exclaim

Renee Gordon goes from event to event, introducing herself to potential voters in her quest to become the first Black female elected to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, against three other men. Former state Rep. Yolly Roberson also is running for ...

Inner-city school grades improve

Gwendolyn Haynes-Evans, principal at Shadowlawn Elementary, said she was “extremely elated” when school performance grades were released by the Florida Dept. of Education last Friday. Her school, located at 149 NW 49th St. near Little Haiti, was one of the ...

Liberty Square rehab given to Related Urban

County commissioners last Wednesday unanimously selected developer Related Urban Development Group to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, but not before a spirited discussion that resulted in several amendments to the agreement.

Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders

Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a political revolution energized millions of voters, bestowed his long-awaited endorsement on Hillary Clinton Tuesday, the Democratic former rivals embracing and praising each other before a cheering crowd of thousands. Just two weeks shy of ...

Oversight reveals slippery contracts

When reviewing the city of Opa-locka spread sheet for contracts and resolutions there are a lot of questionable transactions that are now coming to light that has been written about in this column. The Contract Review Committee of the Financial ...

Corrine Brown pleads not guilty to 24 federal counts

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses in a grand jury indictment unsealed after an investigation into what prosecutors call a phony charity turned ...

Broward is one of many demanding changes to policing

In an unprecedented act in Broward County, on Saturday, July 9, over 600 people met in Stranahan Park and made their way to the Broward County Jail. While blocking traffic, community members chanted, “Whose streets, our streets” and “No justice, ...

Street Talk

The Miami Heat will struggle this year. With the lack of signing Kevin Durant, the Heat has now gone from being a championship contender to a playoff team that's clearly a piece or two away from being back in the ...

County commissioners give go-ahead to Related Urban to redevelop Liberty Square

County commissioners Wednesday unanimously selected developer Related Urban Development Group to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, but not before a spirited discussion that resulted in several amendments to the agreement.

Family and friends fondly remember Daisy Black

It was Daisy Black who encouraged Roxanne Issacs to consider politics. At the time Issacs was a young mother with a young child. Elected office was not on her mind. “I wanted my child to get older before I did ...

Remembering Sherdavia

The children and grownups gathered at the small park near Liberty Square to honor the life of a shy little girl who was cut down by a stray bullet 10 years ago while she played outside her family’s apartment. Minutes ...

County to vote on largest housing project

Ahead of the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting to choose a developer for its largest housing project redevelopment to date, The Related Group’s founder Jorge M. Pérez for the first time released a public statement, saying the opportunity to change Liberty ...

Week of terror

hree cities in separate countries hit by suspected Islamic State terrorists in the past week dealt a tumultuous blow to safety in those regions, heightening fears of the militants' capabilities and where they could strike next. The reign of terror ...

Black-owned medical group could open clinic in Opa-locka

The likelihood that a healthcare facility will come to Opa-locka has increased after a county commission subcommittee gave its green light. On Wednesday, the full commission will weigh in with an up or down vote. If approved, an all-Black team ...

Daisy Black, commission candidate and former mayor, dead at 68

Daisy Black, the former El Portal mayor and challenger to Audrey Edmonson for the District 3 county commission seat, died Wednesday evening after collapsing at a local union hall. Black, 68, was wrapping up a candidate screening at the AFL-CIO ...