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Little Haiti gets its official designation

Haitian-American leaders, activists and regular people packed Miami City Hall Thursday and successfully made their case for giving a formal designation to their neighborhood. Little Haiti is now the first area of Miami whose boundaries are officially drawn. For 16 ...

Opa-locka to vote on new apartments

At their first meeting since the death of colleague Terence Pinder, Opa-locka city commissioners will vote Wednesday on a request to construct 104 rental apartments. If approved, the project would be the first new construction of market-rate units in the ...

Overtown hotel project moves one step closer

The massive hotel, convention center and expo center slated for the Overtown and Park West sections of Miami, is back on the table about two months after a Miami redevelopment agency board told developers to go back and bring a ...

Joe Garcia opens a campaign headquarters in Palmetto Bay

Last week, Joe Garcia, candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District, celebrated the grand opening of his campaign headquarters. During Memorial Weekend, he honored veterans and those serving the country in uniform. Finally, he joined state and local officials for the ...

From strip club to country club

A teen party that was slated for a strip club has found a home at a country club in Tamarac. Chef Micha Edrei at Woodmont County Club confirmed Tuesday that it will host an end-of-school-year party aimed at teenagers that, ...

Crime the topic of meeting in Miami

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson offered greetings of welcome at the opening session of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's 31st National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community held May 25-27 in Miami. Commissioner Edmonson, whose office served as one ...

The Commissioner Terence Pinder I knew

In October of 2014, during early voting at the North Dade Library, I told Terence Pinder in the front of Bishop John Taylor what God had given me to tell him. I said to Pinder, “that when you get back ...

Crash takes Pinder

Terence Pinder, the Opa-locka commissioner who escaped felony corruption charges and successfully regained a seat on the dais, died Tuesday when his auto hit a tree. Pinder’s accident is being investigated as a possible suicide. His death comes one day ...

Drowning in water bills

Opa-locka residents were expecting a slight increase in water bills because of austerity measures enacted by the cash-strapped city. But Adriene Alexander says her bill has spiked to more than $500 in April and May. Now she’s outraged. “Somebody is ...

A clash of cultures headed to Miami Commission Thursday

Miami Commissioners on Thursday will consider a resolution that defines the boundaries of Little Haiti. But the legislation sponsored by Chairman Keon Hardemon is shaping up to be a clash of Haitian culture with the history of Miami’s first settlers. ...

Black woman runs for open U.S. Senate seat in Florida

“I can do a better job.” That’s what Pam Keith thought after she heard U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio speak after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address. Rubio was giving the Republican response to the president’s speech. Keith ...

Progress the theme of state of the city speech

The state of Miami Gardens is strong and getting stronger, said Mayor Oliver Gilbert III at his state of the city address, and progress is the city's main focus. "We're financially solid and continuing to fill in the gaps to ...

Black pastors to NAACP: Drop out of school choice suit

A hundred of the Florida’s leading African-American pastors are calling on the Florida NAACP to drop out of a lawsuit that threatens to remove 78,000 underprivileged schoolchildren from private schools that are helping them succeed. The African American Ministers Alliance ...

Who is really running Opa-locka?

When Opa-locka City Manager David Chiverton named Yvette Harrell as the assistant city manager about a month ago, the rumblings and grumblings around city hall was that some other folk thought that they had the opportunity to be named to ...

Former Haitian president reveals other side of self

Former president of Haiti, Michel Joseph Martelly, showed South Florida a slice of the two lives he leads. He attended his book signing organized by the Miami Book Fair and he performed at two venues as Kompa king, Sweet Micky. ...