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Opa-locka Airport project earns national honors

One of several new developments at Opa-locka Executive Airport (OPF) has earned national recognition for outstanding construction. Local construction management firm Lemartec was named to Varco Pruden Buildings’ 2014 Hall of Fame in the transportation category for designing and building ...

Journalist to headline youth summit in Miami Gardens

Award-winning journalist and social activist Jeff Johnson will put the spotlight on technology during the South Florida Youth Summit Town Hall & Tech Shops on Sept. 5-6 at Florida Memorial University, located at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. ...

‘Lyric Live’ season ending

Hosted by local comedian Chello, Lyric Live is presented on the first Friday of every month at the Historic Lyric Theater in Overtown. The program includes live music by Jody Hill & Deep Fried Funk and local DJs Proof and ...

Commissioner joins interns in community service

When Rebecca Justilien interned at the prestigious civil engineering firm EAC Consulting, she never dreamed that she would be invited back to work there again during the summer break. However, that is exactly what happened to the Florida State University ...

EEOC files suits against South Florida farms

While they were on the job, two female workers say they were raped, another says she was terminated after she refused her supervisor's sexual advances. And after they had sex, male bosses demanded more. Those allegations are part of two ...

MDC to host Registration Rally

To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Miami Dade College (MDC) will join several key local and national partners to host a major rally to encourage voter registration and participation Tues., Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its ...

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Racial biases still evident

The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer in Missouri has raised concerns about police brutality to a national platform. Brown’s incident is one of several fatal interactions with cops in the past few weeks that ...

Mini police station heading to Liberty Square

City, county and congressional leaders are working together to end the rash of fatal gun violence in one Miami’s most notorious Black neighborhoods. During a scheduled meeting last Wednesday an unprecedented solution was approved. The answer: A police mini-station in ...

Anti-crime campaign comes alive in Brownsville cemetery

The fight against crime is not dead. Amid thousands of above-ground graves and towering evergreens, District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, joined police officials in one of Miami’s oldest Black cemeteries to appeal to community residents in helping solve dozens of ...

Florida New Majority hosts panel discussion

The Florida New Majority, a voter participation group, hosted a panel discussion last Thursday to spark conversation about involvement in various social justice movements. An opening parable narrated by African storyteller Djenaba Gregory-Faal set an underlying theme about youth activism ...

AMIKids: Separating a troubled past from a bright future

Fret not! Don't let the metal detectors at the entrance fool you, once inside the youth of AMIkids will make you feel very warm and welcomed as they are taught to take pride in the introduction of themselves. Associate Marine ...

Gimenez wants cameras on all police

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has vowed to make “body cameras” mandatory for all county police officers as protests continue nationwide over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

North Miami unveils project to boost its downtown

North Miami city officials have proposed a multi-story garage with retail and office spaces as part of an effort to keep businesses and residents in the downtown area. The proposal was recently made by a newly formed downtown advisory committee, ...

Miami Dade College: Top degree producer

Miami Dade College (MDC) confers the most associate degrees according to Community College Week’s Top 100. This past spring, MDC graduated nearly 15,000 students, most of whom were awarded associate degrees, many of which feed into the College’s baccalaureate degree ...