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Affordable housing comes to West Grove

The junkanoo band may have seemed out of place amid onlookers who wore sweaters, jackets and shawls to stay warm. But it fit with the occasion in Coconut Grove where several dozens of people came to cheer for new housing ...

Fear of county encroaching on city’s CRAs

As city of Miami commissioners begin talks about extending the life of the Overtown Parkwest Community Redevelopment Agency, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is seeking changes that could increase county participation and change the agency’s scope. Miami officials aren’t exactly cool ...

Reaching young people to discuss violence, anger

Concerned about youth violence and its toll on families, the Miami-Dade Community Relations Board is launching a series of discussions with disenfranchised young people to dig out the root causes of their anger and disregard for life. Walter T. Richardson, ...

North Miami narrows choices for its city manager vacancy

More than 60 people applied for the North Miami vacant city manager’s position. The personnel office indicates there are at least 11 candidates who made the final cut, including two of the city’s top administrator. The list was created from ...

Uber moves ahead

Uber and other ride-sharing entities scored a victory in Miami-Dade County Wednesday, when the sponsor withdrew legislation that would have asked for 24-hour insurance coverage and background checks by the county. Before the item could be heard Commission Chair Jean ...

Lauderhill gets performing arts center

The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, LPAC, had its ribbon cutting and open ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The 47,585-square-foot venue is located near the Central Broward Regional Park on the northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and State Road 7, has ...

It really takes a village

As Roy Hardemon and I were riding on the golf carts during the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, he began to congratulate and speak to me about me becoming a minister and becoming more involved in the community as I ...

City of Miramar Mayor, president Obama in pictures at exhibit

An exhibition of photographs taken by White House photographer Pete Souza opened Jan. 20 at the Miramar Cultural Center to mark Black History Month and Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, as well as the seventh anniversary of the swearing in ...

Peace Rally Jam to take place Friday

SBC Community Development Corp. and Second Baptist Church are pleased to present the 2016 Peace Rally Jam: Our Youth Can Save the World from 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, on the campus of Second Baptist Church, 11111 Pinkston Dr., in ...

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and Miami City Commissioner Willy Gort to sponsor “Allapattah Service Day”

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and Miami City Commissioner Wilfredo “Willy” Gort are sponsoring an “Allapattah Service Day” on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gwen Cherry Housing Complex, 2099 NW 23rd ...

Jacksons, Chef Creole eye shops at MIA

Jackson Soul Food and Chef Creole at Miami International Airport? It could happen under a proposal that passed its first hurdle before a Miami-Dade County committee. The resolution, sponsored by Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan, calls for Mayor Carlos Gimenez or ...

Make better choices, speakers implore South Florida youth

The message of peace and unity that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. championed for much of his life played a secondary role as high-profile speakers and stark imagery at parades reminded South Floridians about the perils of gun violence and ...

Dems debate passion versus practicality

With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in their most contentious debate match-up to date, underscoring their tightening primary race as the Iowa caucuses ...

County tries to regulate ride-sharers Uber, Lyft

Wearing Black T-shirts with Uber written in white letters, Lamar Williams, Taylor Warnell and LaQuirie Williams stood outside a meeting room waiting for County Commission Chair Jean Monestime to make remarks. Monestime had called a meeting Friday to clarify and ...

Uneven discipline exists at county corrections

At least two Black officers have complained that they are being treated unfairly at the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. The officers cite cases where Black officers were treated less fairly than Hispanic officers. They took their complaints to former ...