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FMU graduates prepare for the future

More than 300 college students graduated from Florida Memorial University on Saturday, where Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, was the commencement speaker. Hundreds of families filled the Clock Tower Promenade on the school's campus to watch their loved ones ...

First Black female top attorney named in county

Abigail Price-Williams bursts into hearty laughter when reminded that her appointment as Miami-Dade County's top attorney came with a couple of firsts. Price Williams made history April 21 when she became the first Black and first woman to be named ...

Let's meet our new Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch

Loretta Lynch became Attorney General of the United States in April of 2015. She is the first Black woman ever to hold the position. Loretta Elizabeth Lynch was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her father was a Baptist minister and ...

Sewer, parking and contamination hot complaint topics at town hall

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime told residents about a summer jobs program, water and sewer projects and allowed a hospital administrator to talk about its expansion plans at a District 2 town hall meeting at the Arcola Lakes Park ...

1945 protest to be remembered at Haulover Beach this Saturday

As part of this year’s ongoing observance of the landmark 70th anniversary of the official opening of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park — at one time Miami’s only “Colored Beach” — an informal remembrance of the courageous protest which started ...

Innovation Tower looms for Overtown

A 633-foot, mixed-use tower and innovation district have been slated for development in Overtown. But it comes with a twist. The Miami Innovation Tower will have a Digital Sign Package that includes five digital signs to be displayed on about ...

Underwater exploration

A slave ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is brought to the surface metaphorically by Black retired Navy veteran, Ric Powell. Powell, co-founder of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), has visited the Henrietta Marie, an ...

Local Black Democrats push for new candidates to run for office

Black Democrats are gearing up for huge political fight for the White House in 2016. Their latest efforts: training locals on how to be political candidates and leaders and bringing in Black elected officials to motivate the base. The Democratic ...

Motivating communities with Walking One Stop tours

There is a bit of a unique approach to combat violence and homicides that have plagued many communities of late. Wayne Rawlins and the Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy Program shifted into high gear, walking through the Rainbow Housing Project (Northwest Third ...

Second Black woman in space speaks

NASA Astronaut/Engineer Stephanie Wilson explained in details her role in her three spaceflights, in 2006, 2007 and 2010, during which she has logged more than 42 days in space. In a one-on-one interview for MDC-TV with Haitian American journalist James ...

Hampton House through the years

Get ready for the grand unveiling of the restored Historic Hampton House, May 8 at 11 a.m. at 4240 N W 27th Ave. Liberty City.

One Miramar

The March 10 election saw a change in the leadership in the City of Miramar with a new mayor, Wayne Messam, who is the first Black to hold that seat in the city’s 60-year history. Messam, a small business owner ...

Child slavery active in Haiti

In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, the island’s capital. She will not earn money, but the family will pay for her to go to school. She ...

Cameras and cops now at Liberty Square

Liberty Square residents can't help but notice the missing sound of gunfire in their neighborhood. "We notice we are not under heavy gunfire like we are used to," said Sara Smith, president of the Liberty Square Resident Council. "I hear ...

Construction on Hadley Park Youth Center almost complete

Coach Samuel Johnson always envisioned a youth center to be built at Charles Hadley Park. Now that the center is nearly finished, Luther Campbell and other supporters want to name the building after the late coach who mentored so many ...