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North Miami approves $20 million land sale

After hours of debate and legal talks, the North Miami City Council unanimously approved a multi-million dollar deal to sell part of Biscayne Landing to Oleta Partners at a marathon commission meeting last Tuesday evening. As part of the deal, ...

Children in need of families get photo shoot

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in downtown Miami hosted The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery photoshoot on Tuesday, Nov. 4, where children in need of forever families took center stage. The Heart Gallery is ...

I’ve Been Thinking. What About You?

Well once again, I’m just sitting here thinking. As you may imagine, thoughts of our most recent election are crowding my mind. The first thought I would like to share with you, is Early Voting, if at all possible, is ...

Rick Scott, Black candidates win in close races

Florida Governor Rick Scott once again pulled out a narrow victory in his re-election bid in Tuesday's general elections where tight political races provided a wild finish for candidates running for offices in Miami's predominately Black cities. Those close races ...

The Miami Times Recommends

Congress District 24 Frederica S. Wilson (Dem) Congresswoman Wilson has been tireless supporters of children, starting from when she was an Elementary school teacher to now that she has the ear of high echelons of the federal government. In 1993, ...

Know Your Ballot - Part II

The Miami Times continues its candidate recommendations for election to public office on Nov. 4

Helping to make the transition from incarceration

Walking through Overtown is like walking through a cell block, the moving stagnancy of poverty and unemployment defaces the city’s potential. It’s a scene that hardly prepares you for the powerful transitions happening in a community center room on Northwest ...

Multicultural Tourism Department promotes Black communities

Start spreading the news. Overtown, Little Haiti and other ethnic neighborhoods will play a larger role in South Florida's multi-billion dollar tourism industry. After a splashy luncheon on Miami's lush waterfront Monday, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau announced ...

Hospitals treatment could make you sicker

It’s no surprise that most people go to the hospital for treatment, but a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that hospitals across the nation are breeding infections that put patients’ health at ...

Mayoral election may spell change

Voters in the City of Opa-locka have three options for mayor in the upcoming Nov. 4 elections and the candidates share at least two qualities: they are Black women. It’s the first time this has happened in recent history, according ...

Former CEO at TACOLCY responds to new OIG report

Former Belafonte TACOLCY CEO Taj Brown is speaking out after the Miami-Dade Office of the Inspector General closed its probe that found no major wrongdoing at the venerable Liberty City agency. After a year-long investigation, the OIG last month concluded ...

Why Miami needs a new County Courthouse

The County Courthouse, a historic building, was built in 1928, when the population of Dade County was 142,00 people. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest building South of Baltimore with 28 stories. The building at the ...

A tearful goodbye to Arthur Woodard

The jokes and tributes helped Vanessa Woodard Byers keep her composure at the funeral of her prominent father, Dr. Arthur Woodard. But at the cemetery, Byers was overwhelmed with emotion as her father’s casket was placed in the same mausoleum ...

Leaders urge voters to reject marijuana on ballot

Dr. Fabian Thurston remembers when his 19-year-old daughter called home from college one day to tell him something. “She said ‘All of my friends smoke weed and I don’t want to be around people who do that,'” Thurston recalled. “That ...

I’ve Been Thinking What About You?

Please forgive my manners since this is my first time entering into your world. Perhaps I should introduce myself. My name is Jerry Rushin. Some of the older readers may remember me from “America's Most Wanted,” “The Fugitive,” “The Good ...