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Artists converge Sunday in Opa-locka

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations will present “Islas: Contemporary Caribbean Visions” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., in Opa-locka. Bahamian American artist Alexis Caputo ...

Juvenile curfew ordinance back in effect

The City of Miami Police Department will begin enforcing the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance on Monday, June 29. The curfew makes it illegal for minors to linger or congregate in public areas, whether in a vehicle or on foot, Sunday through ...

Teen stole SUV with sleeping baby inside

Miami Police responded to 8450 NE Miami Ct. at approximately 4:25 p.m. Monday after a 911 call revealed a woman had her SUV, a 2014 black Jeep, stolen with her six-month old baby inside. According to the on-scene investigation, the ...

State Representative hosts town hall meeting on Thursday

State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford of District 109 will hold a town hall meeting with the Florida Dept. of Transportation District 6 secretary Gus Pego at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW ...

Body cam comments spark protest

At a little after 11 a.m. last Thursday, temperatures rose into the high 90s but the voices of protest was even higher. “Cams on cops; apologize, John; cams on cops; apologize, John,” chanted about 30 protesters across from the Dade ...

Forgiveness for many, a difficult choice

Forgiveness is a strong “f” word in the Black community right now. It is also the media’s fan favorite in the advent of the Charleston church massacre. While the victims’ loved ones advocate forgiveness, not all parishioners or members of ...

Opa-locka facing $2M budget deficit

The Opa-locka city commission convened a special meeting to consider a resolution to direct the city manager to implement the Mayor’s Task Force recommendations in connection with the city’s finances. Mayor Myra Taylor created the task force to review the ...

Local Haitians protest Dominican deportation law

Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying. Dominican ...

Civil rights activist honored with school renaming

In 1947, the Miami-Dade County School Board bought land in the area now known as Allapattah to make way for a school for white children. The purchase of the land, then known as Railroad Shop Colored Addition, eventually led to ...

Democrats trying to buck history in 2016

Democrats at the Leadership Blue Gala spoke about how important it was to retain a majority in the 2016 election cycle and to retain the presidency, both difficult things to do with the incumbent party in power. History has shown ...

100 years of Pearl City

A Centennial Celebration for historic Pearl City, located in Boca Raton near Mizner Park and the City’s downtown, was held on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The neighborhood was originally platted on May 30, 1915 for ...

Workshops to empower young men start Monday at FMU

The Victorious Boys Symposium (VBS) Coalition will present a three-night empowerment workshop for boys ages 11-19 from 6-9 p.m. June 22-24 at Florida Memorial University, Lou Rawls Auditorium, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., in Miami Gardens. The aim of the summit, ...

The many faces of Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal’s 15 minutes of fame isn’t up just yet. Since news first broke last week that the now former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter in Washington portrayed herself as Black — even though she was born white — ...

Worldcenter district vote draws outrage

A community coalition comprised of churches, unions and nonprofit organizations refuse to let the underserved communities in Miami-Dade County be left out of economic gains from the development of the $1.7 billion Miami Worldcenter, a project which plans to break ...

Fathers on being fathers

Father’s Day marks the occasion to celebrate the contribution of fathers. The designation came about on the heels of widespread recognition of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th Century. It was also influenced by a ...