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Programs, services in danger of being cut

The first of several hearings on Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s proposed budget took place Tuesday as commissioners debated whether to raise property taxes to prevent cuts in libraries, programs and other critical services that impact the Black community.

Churches unite as a community mourns

The shooting of a popular Liberty City pastor last week has spurred Miami’s Black churches into the fight against crime as religious leaders urge residents to take action against random shootings that have gripped their neighborhoods with fear. Hundreds are ...

NAACP seeking to register one thousand to vote

Over 90,000 eligible voters in Miami-Dade County are not registered to vote, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is seeking to change that. On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, The Miami-Dade NAACP, dozens of ...

Predatory lending lawsuit dismissed

Miami Gardens’ lawsuit accusing major banks of predatory lending was dealt a potential blow last week when a federal judge dismissed similar complaints by the City of Miami, which accused Bank of America and Citigroup of causing the city’s tax ...

Hampton Village Apartments opens with ribbon cutting

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson helped to welcome the new Hampton Village Apartments complex in Brownsville to District 3 on June 26, 2014. The units took the place of old and dilapidated apartments located at 2800 N.W. 43 Terrace, Miami, directly ...

Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti set to reopen

Located in the heart of Little Haiti, the long awaited reopening of the Caribbean Market Place (CMP) will take place on July 18, 2014, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 – 260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL. The commemorative ...

Marla Wilson appointed executive director of mentoring program

Tracy Wilson-Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program welcomes Marla Wilson as its new Executive Director. Wilson, the past Senior Director of the Go Red for Women campaign for the American Heart Association and Executive Director for the Miami March of Dimes, ...

District 2 Comm. Monestime to unveil plans for community park

Residents in Miami-Dade’s Twin Lakes area are invited to join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the intersection of NW ...

Payday lender hit with $10M in penalties, refunds

ACE Cash Express, which has stores in Liberty City, Opa-locka and North Miami will pay $10 million in penalties and refunds for violations in its debt collection practices. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau struck a deal with the company, ...

Suspects in death of Liberty City pastor had criminal past

Last week’s shooting death of pastor Kenneth Johnson wasn’t the first time suspects Larry Flowers and Tyreke Desire committed felonies that involved serious robberies. The two have been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Johnson who was gunned down ...

Entertainment Complex underway for City of Miramar

The City of Miramar, one of the fastest growing cities in America, is in the midst of exciting changes with new ventures that are about to get underway. In October 2014, the City will break ground on its new Entertainment ...

LeBron James Tells Sports Illustrated He Will Sign With the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision ...

Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

Are Blacks to blame for their lack of progress?

A new report by the prestigious Pew Research Center reveals that the majority of Americans say that, if Black people are struggling to advance in society, then it is primarily their fault and not because of discrimination. That's the majority ...