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FMU opens wellness center

Florida Memorial University recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Athletic and Wellness center. The 50,000-square-foot facility will not only provide place for students to exercise, it will also serve as a space to host ...

Lecture at the Historic Hampton House

On Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 1p.m. Florida International University African & African Diaspora Studies Program and the Historic Hampton House will present a free lecture and book signing to celebrate a homegrown achiever, Dr. Edda Fields-Black, Associate ...

Feds bust 22 flea market stalls over food stamps

Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market, a mainstay for bargain shoppers in South Florida, has nearly two dozen fewer vendors after federal agents on May 11 shut down several businesses who are accused of illegally trading food stamps for cash. U.S. Attorney ...

The McDuffie Riots

Don L. Horn listened keenly as the verdict was announced for the officers accused of killing Arthur McDuffie and tampering with evidence. Not guilty on all charges. “Nooooooooooooooo,” said Horn, then a first-year law student at the University of Miami. ...

Steve Gallon far ahead in school board fundraising efforts

The race for the District 1 school board seat in Miami-Dade is about to ramp up, with opponent Steve Gallon outpacing the incumbent and another opponent in fundraising. Incumbent School Board member Wilbert “Tee” Holloway recently announced he is bringing ...

Candidate's New Jersey stint raised questions

Steve Gallon was a rising star during his tenure as a Miami-Dade schools educator and administrator. But his tenure as a superintendent in Plainfield, NJ, was rocky, and someone wants to make it an issue. Gallon is one of two ...

Opa-locka to vote on manager's fate

The city of Opa-locka is considering whether to remove its city manager, even as it struggles to write a recovery plan to submit to Gov. Rick Scott. City Commissioner Joseph Kelley is sponsoring resolutions that, if approved, would remove City ...

Miami remembers ex-Commissioner James C. Burke

Friends of former Miami-Dade Commissioner James C. Burke are coming to grips with his untimely death. While they don’t have many details about what happened at his Waycross, Ga., home, they say he didn’t deserve to die this way. “He ...

State attorney and public defender win automatic re-election in posts

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle and Public Defender Carlos Martinez joined 18 judges who won automatic re-election Friday when no challengers came forward to run against the officials. The candidate filing deadline was noon Friday. There will be elections ...

Senator Oscar Braynon hosts ‘Choice Challenge’ for youth

Five hundred of South Florida’s youth between the ages of 13 and 17 were encouraged to make the right choice at the fourth annual Choice Challenge, a free youth-only event aimed to equip middle and high school students with the ...

Hillary Clinton to headline Circle of Mothers Conference and Retreat

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton will keynote the third annual Circle of Mothers Weekend and Conference presented by the Trayvon Martin Foundation. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady of the United States will speak at ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“Our mission statement is to ‘Awaken, Connect, Live.’” — Pastors Tony and Dianna Rivera Citi Church Miami is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its vision is to empower the people of Allapattah to awaken to new dreams and opportunities, connect ...

Hotly debated Liberty Square goes to committee Thursday

Members of the Miami-Dade Economic Prosperity Committee starting at 2 p.m. Thursday will hear a resolution to select Related Urban Development Group as the developer of Liberty Square and Lincoln Gardens’ public housing sites. Dubbed Liberty Square Rising by Miami-Dade ...

Uber, Lyft now operate legally in Miami-Dade

Faced with growing public demand, Miami-Dade county commissioners have given the green light to popular ride-sharing services, despite opposition from the powerful taxicab industry. Commissioners voted 9-2 on Tuesday to legitimize two companies, Uber and Lyft. The companies operated illegally ...

Giving a second chance at life

Though her son died more than four years ago, Renee E. Jones got a chance to hear his heartbeat one more time. Jones is a Miami mother who advocates for justice for parents of murdered children, partly because of the ...