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Albert Alex “Justice” Fulbright to be memorialized

Albert Alex Fulbright, 72, known by most as “Justice,” died Dec. 10th and was cremated on the 14th “without any of his family being notified,” according to Twondy G. Wilcox. “When we met for the Memorial Service for Georgia Jones-Ayers, ...

Will you spend your rent on weave?

With the low-income levels of Black women living in Miami’s Upper East Side and the rise of the Black natural hair movement, some question the viability of the new, luxury hair extension boutique Indique that opened in the Miami Modern ...

Tri-Rail needs money, looks to Overtown CRA

Tri-Rail wants to piggy back on the already approved, privately-funded All Aboard Florida project, slated for the edge of downtown. But the public rail program is short of money, and is seeking the help of any agency willing to help ...

Blacks turned away from housing — again

The Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, otherwise known as HOPE Inc., has filed two federal lawsuits against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments alleging racial discrimination. HOPE is a Florida nonprofit corporation that engages in testing for fair housing law ...

Hundreds attend funerals of two Black youths

Hundreds packed the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church Saturday to attend back-to-back funerals of two youths whose tragic deaths has renewed calls to end gun violence in Miami’s Black communities. Some 1,000 mourners said good bye to 16-year-old Richard Hallman ...

Lecturer says lynching is white American history

The setting was the historic Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum in Miami’s Overtown. It was accommodating for a lecture on the history of lynching in America called “From Grandpa to Emmett to Trayvon: Lynching in America.” Dr. Doria Dee ...

Pinder back in feds good graces

Elected to office in November 2014, Commissioner Terence K. Pinder has been anticipating the day when he would be able to fully return to representing the City of Opa-locka without restriction over his head. That day finally arrived on March ...

‘Communities In Schools’ of Miami offer support

“Communities In Schools is an affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, surrounding students with a community of support to empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. Even though 80 percent of students ...

No turning back on Liberty Square

The Liberty Square development plan will go on even if Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez loses his job in 2016. That’s what the head of Miami-Dade’s Public Housing and Community Development Department (HUD) Michael Liu said in a recent meeting. “The ...

First Black to head Florida National Guard

Florida’s new head of the National Guard, Michael Calhoun, grew up in Riviera Beach and is a graduate of Florida A & M University where he received the B.S. degree in pharmacy. In civilian life, he was a staff pharmacist ...

Jesse Owens home at Overtown Youth Center

The finished product adorns the westernmost wall of the Overtown Youth Center (OYC). It is a mural of legendary track and field star Jesse Owens, who in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, made history on two fronts. He became the ...

More dead youth in Black community

Spring Break is usually a time for elementary, middle and high school students to unwind and listen to music, play with neighborhood friends and ride their bikes, among other child-like favorites. But last week ended in tragedy for Marlon Eason, ...

Convicted murderer urges students to avoid prison

For 27-and-a-half years, Michael Lee was known as No. 099227. Today, he is gainfully employed at a carpet and tile-cleaning company and is the public speaker known as “Motivational Mike.” “I may have been a number when I was in ...

Mentally ill subject of prosecutors’ conference

When Catherine Daniels called police to help take her mentally ill son Lavall Hall to the hospital she never imagined it would result in him being shot dead. This tragedy has raised concerns nationwide about law enforcement’s ability to interact ...

Kamp Kizzy teaches children

I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place. For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it ...