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Scott-Carver memories haunt Liberty Square

In the 2006 the Miami Herald did a series of articles called the “House of Lies” about the Hope VI grant that Miami-Dade County received for $35 million to renovate the former James E. Scott Housing Development (Scott Projects). Many ...

Justice highlighted on opening day of Conference

The National Urban League Conference kicked off at the Broward Convention Center and a lunch at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. The event, entitled “Save Our Cities,” has the definite appearance of a bipartisan effort with such luminaries ...

Defeated American middle class key issue of conference

Against a backdrop of youngsters carrying signs that read “Black Lives Matter,” “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” and other messages from today’s worrisome times, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, delivered a powerful message of how important ...

Anniversary of voting rights day of Republican debate

Susan L. Taylor, of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, and former editor in chief of Essence Magazine, as well as Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Alcee Hastings were speakers at The National Council of Urban League’s Leadership Luncheon and ...

Miami Gardens Councilman Ighodaro to discuss bond at tea party

The $60 million general obligation bond Miami Gardens residents approved last year has begun to work, and Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro will give residents an update at his upcoming UNI’TEA event on Aug. 5 at Scott Park, 17710 NW 15th Ct. ...

Viral Vybez

Will Smith never responds to much of anything when it comes to his name being surrounded by rumors. But thanks to technology and social media, we are now getting celebrity reactions in real time, no filter.

Stakes high in upcoming presidential election

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton spoke at the Urban League's National Conference on Thursday afternoon. The topic was Save Our Cities: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice and Police Accountability. Sharpton spoke about what would happen when the Obamas left office ...

America made up of rich and poor, National Urban League president says

Against a backdrop of youngsters carrying signs that read “Black Lives Matter,” “Hands Up Don't Shoot” and other messages from today's worrisome times, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, delivered a powerful message of how important ...

Pathway to middle class dangerous, expensive

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx provided some startling statistics about pedestrian deaths in Black neighborhoods to attendees at the National Urban League's Business Luncheon. "The pedestrian death rate in Black communities is 73 percent higher than those in white ...

Secretary of Education says “No Child Left Behind” failed

Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, took on another sub-theme of the National Urban League Conference Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. Duncan said the education program “No Child Left Behind” was not working, and had not been working for some ...

Justice highlighted on opening day of Urban League conference

The National Urban League Conference kicked off at the Broward Convention Center and a lunch at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. The event, entitled “Save Our Cities,” has the definite appearance of a bipartisan effort with such luminaries ...

African diaspora festival coming this weekend

The sixth annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida, presented by Delou Africa Inc., is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., ...

March for Haitian Dominicans on Saturday

The Haitian American Grass Roots organization and other community activists will host a march against the massive deportation of Haitian Dominicans in the Dominican Republic at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at 401 Biscayne Blvd.

Entrepreneurs will connect at Black chamber conference

The quirkiest idea can turn into a million dollar business.

Junkanoo street festival for Saturday canceled

All outdoor activities associated with the Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival 2015, including the street festival, has been postponed. In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the islands of The Bahamas, the Bahamas Consulate General Miami, its Ministry of Tourism and ...