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Getting ready for hurricane season

Hurricane season began June 1 and already there has been some storm activity. A week after the season began, Tropical Storm Colin formed and doused parts of Florida. To help seniors of District 3 prepare for the season, Commissioner Audrey ...

Solutions for the city I love

A few weeks ago when I called into WMBM’s Tuesday Talk with Bishop Victor T. Curry after two former Opa-Locka Commissioners appeared on the show, Bishop Curry asked me what did my city really need? One of the reasons why ...

Protest demands justice for dead inmate

It has been four years since Darren Rainey died after he was locked in a 180-degree shower until the skin fell off his body, and members of the community want to know why there hasn’t been any arrests in the ...

Pastors stage first Gospel in the Park

Looking for ways to curb violence in the Black community and to encourage men to take responsibility for their families, several community pastors have created “Gospel in the Park.” The event will take place June 25, from 1 -4 p.m. ...

Locals offer prayers, candles after massacre

At the First Church of North Miami, Rev. Harvey C. Lockhart implored parishioners to speak out against evil and the factions that allow hate speech to flourish. At Universal Truth Center for Better Living, Rev. Charles M. Taylor and congregants ...

Lemon City to receive a historical marker

Lemon City and other historical neighborhoods in the city of Miami will have markers. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado on Tuesday said he plans to extend a West Grove project that includes putting markers where early settlers and Bahamians lived. Now ...

Group wants to save the center at Liberty Square

Dade Heritage Trust, a preservation organization in Miami-Dade, is almost finished with its findings as to whether the Liberty Square Community Center should move on a path to be spared the wrecking ball, once renovations to the county’s oldest housing ...

Scramble on with Margolis out of senate race

The unexpected departure of Sen. Gwen Margolis for the District 38 Senate seat has candidates scrambling in a wide-open race that is drawing extra interest. North Miami businessman Anis Blemur said with Margolis on the sidelines he has a chance. ...

Taking the Marching 100 to new acclaim

The announcement caught some fans by surprise. But the alumni of Florida A&M’s famed Marching 100 say the selection of Shelby Chipman as the new director is more than music to their ears. Chipman, a Miami native and longtime musician, ...

Opa-locka appoints a familiar face to board vacancy

Opa-locka commissioners on Monday evening appointed a familiar face to serve on its board in the short term as the city struggles its way through massive debt. The commission also approved a resolution to allow the acting city manager to ...

Who is really being bullied in Opa-locka?

When Mayor Myra Taylor wanted to make Roosevelt Bradley the city manager she couldn’t get two votes from her counterparts, Commissioners Luis B. Santiago and the late Terence Pinder. The reason is because Pinder and Dante Starks wanted Steve Shiver. ...

Mayor Oliver Gilbert latest guest on NiteCap

Join in an introspective discussion about the future of Miami Gardens with the city’s mayor, Oliver Gilbert III, and award-winning author and journalist Peter Bailey, during a taping of his very popular NiteCap conversations series. The live-show taping will be ...

Mass Killing in Orlando

The FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and had used gay dating apps, a U.S. official briefed on the case said Tuesday. A number of possible explanations ...

City leaders say ‘Get to NoMi’

At its inception in 1926, North Miami was an all-white farming community where laborers worked fields that provided fresh produce for Northerners in the wintertime. After World War II, former soldiers and Marines, who trained in Miami Beach, settled there ...

West Grove gives nod to pursue trolley depot

Residents of West Coconut Grove are cheering a decision by the Miami City Commission to start negotiations with a developer to purchase a building that would have housed a controversial trolley garage. But the homeowner whose eventual federal lawsuit halted ...