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Nairobi: A special place for a performance

Imagine traveling half way around the world so that people can hear you sing. Well, that is exactly what local reggae artist Kristine Alicia did. She traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to perform at Groove Party, a New Year’s Eve splash ...

Betty Wright and Timmy Thomas 2016 MLK Parade Grand Marshalls

National recording artists Betty Wright and Timmy Thomas will serve as the Grand Marshalls on Monday, Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Parade. Wright and Thomas in 1975 recorded a duet entitled "It's What They Can't See." From 1976 ...

6th Annual Earthquake Vigil to be observed in Little Haiti

The City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) will be hosting a vigil on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti to its core in 2010.

Giving minority contractors an equal chance

The success of a community’s students cannot be separated from the success of a community itself, said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. It is a philosophy that drives his plan to provide Black-owned businesses with more contracts to ...

Shootings put fear in Liberty Square residents

A spate of shootings in Liberty Square highlights once again the uncertainty as to which agency is responsible for the safety of residents in the run-down housing project. Community activist Eric Thompson, who lives in Liberty Square, on Monday said ...

President Obama moved to tears on gun violence

President Barack Obama was moved to tears in an unusually emotional display during his announcement of new executive actions on guns. The father of a first-grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School introduced President Barack Obama's speech on gun regulation. ...

When the queen is exposed

There was a conversation I had with my grandfather several years ago that came back to me recently. In the conversation, my grandfather said to me, “when you sell out grandson them people own you, it’s just like the people ...

North Miami leaders fire MOCA director

Babacar M’Bow was a member of elite group – Black, male art museum directors. But that came to an end Thursday, Dec. 31 when he was unceremoniously booted from his post as museum director of the Museum of Contemporary Art. ...

Jean Monestime for Dade county mayor?

Mayor Jean Monestime? State Democrats say it’s a possibility and they’re targeting the Miami-Dade Commission chairman to seek the county’s top political position this summer. Monestime, chairman for about a year, is being courted heavily by party leaders to jump ...

‘Goodnight Amiere’ Castro

His nickname was “Daddy.” He was an Honor Roll student at Coral Reef Elementary School. He loved dancing and loved to play football for the Palmetto Bay Broncos; he was No. 14. He brought joy and laughter to his loved ...

‘One Bullet Kills the Party’ stresses no gunfire on New Year’s Day

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson once again joined Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado in calling on residents to refrain from celebrating the New Year with gunfire.

Tragedy in Richmond Heights

Two days after Christmas, the residential neighborhood of Richmond Heights was startled by gunfire. According to investigators, at about 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, officers responded to a drive-by shooting at 15120 Jackson St. Inside the house, they discovered 7-year-old ...

Bringing arts to 18th Avenue

An artist, a businessman and several organizations with a vested interest in Liberty City are slowly creating an arts district along 18th Avenue they hope will rival the ones in Wynwood and South Beach. Visual artist Marvin Weeks has spent ...

Tacolcy Center has big plans for the new year

With a past marred with financial struggles, the historic Belafonte TACOLCY Center is standing strong these days under new leadership and with new programs for the community. Chief Executive Officer Horace Roberts said he’s been working hard over the last ...

Honoring the ancestors, looking toward the future

Black families remembered their ancestors, reflected on their past, spoke about the pain of the present and uttered hopes for the future, as South Floridians kicked off the weeklong season of Kwanzaa. Gatherings occurred in Miami-Dade and Broward counties on ...