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EEOC files suits against South Florida farms

While they were on the job, two female workers say they were raped, another says she was terminated after she refused her supervisor's sexual advances. And after they had sex, male bosses demanded more. Those allegations are part of two ...

MDC to host Registration Rally

To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Miami Dade College (MDC) will join several key local and national partners to host a major rally to encourage voter registration and participation Tues., Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its ...

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Racial biases still evident

The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer in Missouri has raised concerns about police brutality to a national platform. Brown’s incident is one of several fatal interactions with cops in the past few weeks that ...

Mini police station heading to Liberty Square

City, county and congressional leaders are working together to end the rash of fatal gun violence in one Miami’s most notorious Black neighborhoods. During a scheduled meeting last Wednesday an unprecedented solution was approved. The answer: A police mini-station in ...

Anti-crime campaign comes alive in Brownsville cemetery

The fight against crime is not dead. Amid thousands of above-ground graves and towering evergreens, District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, joined police officials in one of Miami’s oldest Black cemeteries to appeal to community residents in helping solve dozens of ...

Florida New Majority hosts panel discussion

The Florida New Majority, a voter participation group, hosted a panel discussion last Thursday to spark conversation about involvement in various social justice movements. An opening parable narrated by African storyteller Djenaba Gregory-Faal set an underlying theme about youth activism ...

AMIKids: Separating a troubled past from a bright future

Fret not! Don't let the metal detectors at the entrance fool you, once inside the youth of AMIkids will make you feel very warm and welcomed as they are taught to take pride in the introduction of themselves. Associate Marine ...

Gimenez wants cameras on all police

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has vowed to make “body cameras” mandatory for all county police officers as protests continue nationwide over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

North Miami unveils project to boost its downtown

North Miami city officials have proposed a multi-story garage with retail and office spaces as part of an effort to keep businesses and residents in the downtown area. The proposal was recently made by a newly formed downtown advisory committee, ...

Miami Dade College: Top degree producer

Miami Dade College (MDC) confers the most associate degrees according to Community College Week’s Top 100. This past spring, MDC graduated nearly 15,000 students, most of whom were awarded associate degrees, many of which feed into the College’s baccalaureate degree ...

Black incumbents win; Ighodaro, Burns headed for runoff'

After months of listening to campaign speeches and attending political forums, Blacks in Miami-Dade County headed to the polls to vote in the primary elections on Tuesday. Education, health care, unemployment and moral integrity were all important issues that concerned ...

Report: Most new teachers sent to struggling Black schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has done a poor job of distributing veteran teachers equally among its districts, according to a report released yesterday, but county officials pointed out the weakness in the data and presented recent improvements.

Fight for justice in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was ...

Crist turns up campaign for the Black vote

Trailing behind Gov. Rick Scott in most polls, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist campaigned heavily in Miami’s Black community last Friday with his “Restore Cuts Tour” to boost sagging numbers as the clock ticks down to Election Day. With concerns ...