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Top stories creating all the buzz in South Florida's Black communities this week.

Seven million enrolled

Thousands of residents in Miami and across South Florida flooded call centers and health clinics Monday in a last-minute surge that dramatically helped President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Plan reach its goal of seven million enrollments after a sluggish start ...

No Boos is Good Boos

It’s Friday night in Overtown. In the hallowed halls of historic Lyric Theatre, everyone is eagerly awaiting the next act. Enter Corenzo Matthews on the stage, wearing a short sleeve, turquoise-colored shirt and white pants. He’s lean and has a ...

'Hey that's my seat! Get your own!'

When spectators enter the historic halls of the Lyric Theater on Friday, they may take a second look at their ticket after noticing a name on their seat. It's all part of the Take a Seat sponsorship program, an ongoing ...

Net Loss

One look at Serena Williams hoisting the crystal Sony Trophy on Saturday to a worldwide television audience and you’ll find another young inspired Black tennis heading to an inner-city court to chase after similar dreams.

Haitian director accuses U.S. government of corruption

Filmmaker Raoul Peck discussed the politics of representation through visual media. In an intimate gathering of 25 students and faculty members at Florida International University (FIU), Peck sat at a news desk, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication ...

Top Stories This Week

These are the stories creating the largest buzz in South Florida's Black communities.

The price to play

With a headset, Donald Young Jr. stood in the hallway of the stadium court waiting as Serena Williams battled her resilient opponent, Caroline Garcia from France. His match was next. So Young began stretching and exercising for his showdown against ...

And then there was darkness . . .

Pastor Mark Gardner left his church members out in the dark. Last Wednesday, he filed an injunction and locked the church’s doors to shut out longtime, outspoken members and board members who ousted the pastor outside under evening skies on ...

Residents demand transparency before voting deadline

“Speak the truth, and shame the Devil,” goes the popular Christian saying, and the policy makers of the City of Miami Gardens are following cue, telling residents, both Black and white, as much as they can when it comes to ...

David Beckham unveils new soccer stadium

The good news is that it’s big, lavish and the perfect fit for downtown’s stunning transformation into a world class metropolis. The bad news is that it may lure away the University of Miami Hurricanes football team from Sun Life ...

Save Miami Gardens from billionaires wanting tax breaks

Stephen Ross is worth $5.4 billion. He is willing to put up $350 million of his own money to renovate his own stadium. In return, he wants a $4 million per year tax break. Over 30 years, the tax break ...

Miami-Dade should disqualify AECOM

Last week, the Miami Times reported on the controversy surrounding the procurement of program managers for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s system rehabilitation and repair program. The Miami-Dade Inspector General is investigating whether AECOM, one of the proposers, misled ...

SEED plants outreach efforts in Black enclaves

By 7 p.m. at least 30 seats remained empty in the community room, where an open house for the new SEED School of Miami, the first and only boarding school in Miami Gardens. At least 20 people including parents, children ...

Opa-locka joins final push for health care enrollments

With five days to go, residents all over Miami are scrambling in a last minute rush to sign up for President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Plan. The Opa-locka Community Development Corporations will hold a Health and Resource Fair on Saturday to ...