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Safety a concern for New Liberty Square

When county officials recently announced plans for a New Liberty Square housing project, they did not mention that it would include two police mini-substations that were promised to the complex last year. Nor was there talk of keeping a special ...

Black Tech Week converges on Miami

With the graphic design landscape crowded, Michael Hall needed to refocus his career. A friend in the technology sector showed him how. Today, Hall is head of Digital Grass Innovation & Technology, a company with a focus on diversity that ...

Injured Army reservist no longer a victim

Richard Parsons said he’s always dreamed of becoming a firefighter ever since he was a little kid. Last week, as he recuperated at Jackson Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash, the 22-year-old Army reservist got a glimpse ...

Provider Profile: Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club of Miami

“We are truly grateful for all of our staff and volunteers who give so much time to helping our youth and their families become productive citizens in the South Miami-Dade community.” —Christy Berry-Wilson, director of Social Services. The Richmond-Perrine Optimist ...

Jean Monestime helps kick-off Black History month Celebrations

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime kicked off the county’s month-long celebration of Black History Month Thursday at a musical and cultural extravaganza in the Stephen P. Clark Center in downtown Miami. The event featured traditional African dress, a rousing ...

‘Mother’ Rosa Shaw celebrates 106th birthday

Singer and radio personality “Mother” Rosa Shaw, who broadcasted live on WMBM 1490 for more than 50 years, will celebrate her 106th birthday on Feb. 21. Shaw has appeared in several concerts and programs, filling churches and auditoriums to capacity. ...

Black astrophysicist speaks in South Florida

American astrophysicist, cosmologist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson was the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College Foundation’s Feb. 5 luncheon.

SFBJA elects new board of journalists

New officers of the South Florida Black Journalists Association (SFBJA), a chapter of the National Black Journalists Association (NABJ), were inducted on Thursday, Jan. 29. The induction ceremony was at the City of Miami Gardens City Hall in the Council ...

Youth say ‘yes’ to summit

As DJ Fonixx of P.A.T.H Inc. spun and music filled Peacock Park Recreation Center, youth of all ages poured in for the Coconut Grove Youth Empowerment Summit 2015 Saturday. Most students were from the Coconut Grove area, who attend different ...

Who will return to Liberty Square?

To residents of the Liberty Square housing projects: pay your rent on time. Don’t commit murder or a felony, not even a misdemeanor. If you do, you are no longer in “good standing,” and when the New Liberty Square is ...

Demotion given to Maj. McQueen

Miami Police Maj. Craig McQueen thought he was taking time off to evaluate an ultimatum given to him by his former boss last month: retire or face a demotion to captain. But it turns out the decision was made for ...

The Slumlord Files: Tenants want restitution

Tenants who live in a Liberty City building deemed a slum by the state last Thursday took their frustrations to Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon at City Hall. They presented a plan to build and purchase homes as a solution to ...

Understanding Afro-Cubans

The buzzwords at “A Village Dialogue: An Invitation from the Afro-Cuban Community” discussion are working together. The spirit of Cubans and Blacks working together comes to the forefront now that last month President Barack Obama decided to open up communications ...

Out of this world

After the captain spoke, the lights went out. Music from the movie soundtrack “Star Trek” blared as stars appeared on dome ceiling of the planetarium at Booker T. Washington High School in Overtown. Here, community leaders, teachers and school administrators ...

News Briefs

Hip-hop dance classes coming to AHCAC The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, in partnership with UP2US, is having an orientation for a free hip-hop dance class series at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. Dance classes ...