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Student activist emulates King and his cause

Activism starts from within to bring social change to a community. Hector Pizarro, a 25-year-old activist who attends Barry University, uses pain he experienced to raise awareness of domestic violence. Pizarro, who calls himself an Afro-Rican American, is a rape ...

Historic Black police station shines in Overtown

In September of 1944, the Miami Police Department began hiring Black police officers. In May of 1950, a police precinct was established at 480 NW 11th St. to provide a station house for Black policemen and a courtroom for Blacks ...

Hatcher dreams of closing tech divide for Black youth

Felecia Hatcher is a problem solver. When she noticed that Blacks were not actively participating in the burgeoning technology scene in Miami, she acted. To participate, there was a need for education. As a result, Hatcher founded Code Fever, an ...

From New Orleans to the Civil Rights movement to the White House

Democratic strategist and one of the most influential Black women in politics Dr. Donna Brazile said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be disturbed by what was going on in the country today. She said King would be upset ...

Hill connects to people through activism

Whether it's mobilizing Blacks to the polls or honoring leaders in the community, Attorney Marlon Hill is always out in Miami’s neighborhoods championing a cause. Since he arrived to Miami from Kingston, Jamaica in 1985, community service and politics have ...

Irving takes mentoring to new heights

What's a man to do after he becomes the first Black person and youngest pilot to fly a plane solo around the world? If you're Barrington Irving, you launch The Flying Classroom and make it your mission to mentor minority ...

After 110 years, pioneer's grave found and marked

He was a Black pioneer whose remains were buried in an unmarked grave for 110 years in the historic but segregated City of Miami Cemetery. But on a cool Sunday afternoon, Christopher Scott joined a list of forgotten Black incorporators ...

Funeral set for activist Georgia Jones-Ayers

In the family room downstairs, Georgia Jones-Ayers' children looked at their mother's numerous photos that covered the piano. Upstairs in the bedroom, the woman who worked much of her life helping Miami-Dade's troubled youth, finally took her rest.

Jobs still a concern at Worldcenter

The pleas and concerns from dozens of Overtown residents weren’t enough to persuade city officials who, for the second time last Thursday, voted in favor of a proposed $1.2 billion Miami Worldcenter mall that will go up near the historic ...

Guns in schools prompt dialogue

“On D Block, where everybody wants to be Pac and you can get popped over the new G-Unit Reeboks,” emcees rapper Eminem on “Welcome to D-Block.” The Jadakiss track was released in 2004, but 11 years later, there’s still blood ...

Artworks from Nelson Mandela on display

The walls inside the Ansin Family Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center gleam with images of history, pain and redemption. The space is the temporary home of works of art created by former South African president and late Noble ...

Dade County Deltas kickoff “Heritage Month Celebration” at soiree

Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presented its “Heritage Celebration Month” kickoff at the Masque Red Soiree on Feb. 7 at Brizia on the Bay. One of the purposes of the event was for members to ...

Agnew defends the dream without violence

Protests and marches for social justice have generally always been led by the youth of America. One of the most significant events of the modern Civil Rights movement was the youth-led Freedom Summer campaign of 1964 in Mississippi. The 10-week ...

Group to spruce up Belafonte TACOLCY Center

The Belafonte TALCOLCY Center is about to get a whole new look this weekend and dozens of volunteers are set to spruce up the venerable Liberty City agency

Gone and forgotten for Scott-Carver landmark

Tucked behind a wall of palmetto palms and an overgrown sea grape tree stands a beige, faded, two-story building at 7265 NW 22nd Ave. Once the home of poor Liberty City residents, the building has been vacant for at least ...