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Attorney general candidate looks to beat out Bondi, make Florida history

On August 26, as part of Florida’s primary elections, voters will determine which of the two Democratic candidates they prefer to run against incumbent state attorney general, Republican Pam Bondi. The attorney general serves as the head legal advisor to ...

Judge Rodney Smith pleads his case to voters

In a few weeks, the verdict will be out on the future of Judge Rodney Smith. A seasoned Black judge with six years of experience, Smith is well-respected among many top lawyers and legal organizations. But he is embroiled in ...

Jackson Hospital offers five-star treatment

Jackson Memorial stepped up efforts to boost revenue with the birth of its new maternity suites, part of a posh, luxurious center that aims to improve the reputation of the 94-year-old public institution. The suites are part of a $6 ...

Lawmakers ordered to redraw map for August special election

The Florida Legislature has until Aug. 15 to submit a revised map of its flawed congressional map and must propose a special election for congressional districts that were affected by changes made by political operatives. That's the ruling by Circuit ...

Statewide voter participation organization empowering Blacks

Fifty years later, Black organizations are still following the blueprint that over 700 student volunteers set out on in order to increase Black voter registration in post-segregated Mississippi. For 10 weeks, white students from the North would join activists to ...

Overtown mentor sticks with group through senior year

Eric Lewis, program director for a Miami mentoring program, is nostalgic. He recounts the moment he took on the role in 2004 for the I Have A Dream Foundation. “I remember the first day I received the list of 50 ...

North Miami official runs against Frederica Wilson

A 31-year old Haitian-American from North Miami seeks to unseat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, one of South Florida’s most formidable politicians. Michael Etienne, who is running in the Aug. 26 primary against Wilson, will rely on the support of predominate Haitian-American ...

Liberty City cleanup

City Commissioner Keon Hardemon led a cleanup of the Liberty City Housing Projects, known as Pork and Beans last Thursday

Jackson to offer 'VIP treatment' to new mothers

The suites are part of a $6 million renovation project to modernize Jackson’s aging facilities, which are losing paying patients to newer hospitals that offer better services and rooms.

UPDATED: Partial bond money released for Overtown CRA projects

The future of Overtown’s redevelopment efforts grew uncertain last week after a financial dispute between county and city leaders delayed funding to long overdue construction projects aimed at revitalizing the historic Black neighborhood.

Campaigns gear up for primaries

Candidates running for various political and judicial positions in Miami-Dade County stepped up their campaigns with speeches at various forums held throughout Miami’s Black communities in the past week.

Charles R. Drew Middle closes

After decades of educating Liberty City youth, Charles R. Drew Middle School has closed. School officials plan to turn the school building into a community service center, where academic and community resources will be offered to residents.

Florida ACLU alleges Immigration violations by ACLU, other groups

A coalition of civil rights, immigrants’ rights, religious and legal groups has sent letters to officials in 62 Florida counties calling for an end to local law enforcement agencies detaining people for alleged civil immigration violations at the request of ...

Arcola Lakes Park to open new senior center

A dedication ceremony will be held for the new Senior Center at Arcola Lakes Park, located at 1301 NW 83 St., Miami. The opening marks Miami-Dade County Parks’ first recreational facility specifically built for seniors. Senior residents of the Arcola ...

Mourning family foundation receives $1 million donation

The Miguel B. Fernandez Foundation has donated $1 million to the Mourning Family Foundation. This donation will be used to support the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) and its programs, Tracy Mourning’s mentoring program for girls, Honey Shine and the OYC ...