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Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

Opa-locka annexation rejected

Miami-Dade’s Planning and Advisory Board last week rejected Opa-locka’s plan to annex an area that includes Miami-Dade College’s North Campus, after hearing intense opposition to the plan during a heated community meeting. The decisio

Apartments in Miami Gardens, Opa-locka sued

They spent millions of dollars on clubhouses, swimming pools and upgrades to apartment units and parking lots. But when asked to install safety grab bars in Pamela Carter’s bathroom, managers at her Opa-locka apartment allegedly stalled on the request before ...

End of an era for Miami Edison Middle

One of the most historic educational institutions in Miami’s Black community will become a thing of the past when Miami Edison Middle School opens its doors in the fall under a different name and curriculum. The middle school will become ...

News Briefs

Students’ final act in the FCAT saw a small increase in performance on the standardized test. In Miami-Dade County, there was improvement in five of seven areas including math, reading and science. Educators hope the upward results will bring future ...

Gov. Scott signs record $77B budget for new school year

Gov. Rick Scott signed the largest budget in Florida history, approving $77 billion Monday that would boost spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from his veto pen.

North Miami appoints new police chief

Leonard Burgess has been appointed as police chief of North Miami, ending a five-month search that included stiff competition within the city’s police force.

Raymond Boone Sr., newspaper publisher, honored at his funeral

Community leaders and colleagues remembered Richmond (VA) Free Press editor and publisher Raymond H. Boone Sr. at his funeral on Tuesday at New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in North Chesterfield, Va. Boone, the colorful, principled and feisty founder of the Black ...

Coming to a funeral home near you: Dancing pallbearers

Amid sobs and tears, they march and even dance before they carry the casket of the deceased to their final resting place. As part of the service, they would break out in snazzy, choreographed dance routines to help lighten the ...

Saving Sergeant Kirksey

A heartfelt story of a soldier

Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities this week.

Al Sharpton delivers pep talk to Northwestern's high school seniors

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton visited Miami Northwestern Senior High School Monday and delivered a stirring message to encourage high school graduates to pursue big dreams as they embark on new phases of their lives.

Camillus House celebrates role of educators in transmitting Black cultures

In an annual celebration, this year Camillus House recognized the role and contribution of black educators

Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities this week.